There have been reports of a Galaxy S6 Active ever since it was rumored that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge wouldn’t be water resistant. Today, we get our first look at the Galaxy S6 Active thanks to an anonymous tipster over at GSMArena. Not only that, Phandroid confirmed that it is the device they saw earlier today. Their source didn’t want to be revealed.
Samsung fans have been clamoring over the thought of a Galaxy S6 Active, mainly due to its features compared to its non-Active counterparts. It will be water resistant, most likely IP68 rated, but it also comes with a larger battery. It features a much larger 3,500 mAh battery compared to the 2,600 mAh battery on the S6 edge and the 2,550 mAh battery on the flat S6.
As seen in the pictures, the Galaxy S6 Active looks more akin to the Galaxy S5 Active than the regular Galaxy S6. The only thing it really has in common is the specifications and camera location. Aside from that, the speaker has been relocated to the back of the device to account for the larger battery and thicker profile. It lacks a fingerprint sensor, but makes up for it with heavier, more tactile buttons. It will still feature the powerful Exynos 7420 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5.1 inch QHD display.
With actual images of the Galaxy S6 Active leaking out, more are probably on the way along with an official announcement. It is definitely a complete product due to the carrier branding seen on the back of the device. It’s only a matter of time; once AT&T and Samsung make the S6 Active official, we’ll be sure to have you covered.