It's been only a few days since Samsung began selling the flagship Galaxy S7 series. Now, the company has reportedly begun testing the new rugged Active series.
Prominent Twitter spy Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), citing Zauba, an India-based export-import logistic company's website, has claimed that Samsung is testing a new phone bearing SM-G891A model number in India.
The mystery Samsung phone is believed to be the Galaxy S7 Active as its alpha-numerical code name resembles the Galaxy S6 Active (SM-G890), which was launched last year.
It is interesting to note that the Galaxy S7 series already boasts IP (Ingress Protection) 68 certification that enable the device survive 1.5 meters (about five feet) underwater for close to 30 minutes.
Many might wonder what Samsung will try to change in the Galaxy S7. Based on the Galaxy S6 Active features, Samsung is expected to ditch metal-and-glass body of Galaxy S7, instead use sturdy polycarbonate cover and make it shock-proof, dust-resistant, survive extreme temperature, humidity and high altitude. Samsung might also bump up the battery capacity as well.
If history is taken as any indication, Galaxy S7 Active is likely to be sold only in America through AT&T.
In a related development, Samsung is also working on another flagship phone variant dubbed as Galaxy S7 mini.
It has come to light that Samsung's compact marquee phone will feature 4.6-inch HD screen and come packed with Snapdragon 820 processor backed by 4GB RAM.
Watch this space for more updates.