A few hours ago, a render of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active leaked out and it went live on Samsung’s official website for a brief moment, after which it was taken down. It seems Samsung is ready to make an announcement anytime and is readying to send out the press release.
Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was listed with AT&T branding, complete with specs and manual. It features the same hardware as the Samsung Galaxy S6, the only difference being the rugged body of Galaxy S6 Active.
The model that was listed is SM-G890AZWAATT Samsung Galaxy S6 Active AT&T, Camo White color. It sports a 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED Quad HD display, weighing in at 138 grams having physical dimensions as 5.65″ x 2.78″ x 0.27″. The battery is 2550 mAh, debunking the earlier rumored 3,500 mAh unit.
Other specs like 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory (non-expandable), an octa-core processor, 16 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera and a heart rate monitor are common to both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Active. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, but we expect it to be upgraded to Android 5.1 soon after release.
Like its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is dust and water resistant but with an upgraded IP-68 certification, covering 1.5 meters of submersion for 30 minutes.
For those of us feeling a little adventurous on the weekends, it comes with a dedicated Active button in the top left of the device. It triggers the Activity Zone app which includes barometer, weather, compass, and S Health information. The button can also be customized to perform other functions, such as taking photos.
There is no word from Samsung or AT&T on the pricing or availability of this device but we should hear about it soon.
Are you looking forward to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active? Let us know in the comments below.
Without the removable battery and expandable sd card slot, should I buy the S5 Active instead?
Depending on your needs, the standard S5 might work for you too. It has the waterproof and dustproof rating of the s5 active, but the frame is smaller. with the s5 you can always get a case that can help with bumps, and ive seen the s5 sell for as low as 350 brand new.
great point in asking about the s5 active over the s6 active…the s5 runs lollipop too so youre really just paying for a better processor and more ram. i would go with the standard s5…
I have the s5 Active and love it, with expandable memory and replaceable battery which I use almost daily to get to late in the day. With heavy use I can get around 8 hours but with light use it will go 15 + hours.
But without with expandable memory and only 32 gigs of memory (which I would instantly exceed), and no changeable battery, I will never buy an S6 active!
One disadvantage of the active series is that there are relatively few accessories for it. The standard s6 has a dual battery case available but I’m sure the s6 active will never have that.
If the information is true how could Samsung mess up so badly with the active?
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