Samsung has announced a ruggedized "Active" version of the standard Galaxy S7.  The Active comes with the same IP68 rating for water resistance as the standard device, but adds the MIL STD-810G standard and a shatterproof display to the mix, making the S7 Active resistant to the occasional drop. 

The beefy 4000 mAh battery is another notable change compared to the standard S7's 3000 mAh variant but most other internal components remain unchanged. Like on the Galaxy S7 the Android OS is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB of RAM. Versions with 32 or 64GB of internal storage are available and a microSD-card can add up to another 256GB. For added security a fingerprint reader is on board and, important for mobile photographers, there are no are no changes in the camera department either.

Images are captured on a 1/2.6" 12MP sensor with 1.4 µm pixel size and on-sensor phase detection. The aperture is a very fast F1.7 and the focal length 26mm equivalent. The camera is capable of recording 4K video and at the front a 5MP/F1.7 module should be capable of capturing decent self-portraits.

At least for now the Galaxy S7 is exclusive to AT&T in the US. It will be available from June 10 and cost you $26.50 or $33.31 a month, depending on your plan. The Galaxy S7 Active looks like a good options for those who like shooting with their phone during outdoor activities and the like, let's hope Samsung will make it available through additional channels sometime in the nearer future.