Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is officially announced
After accidentally uploading all the specifications and even a user manual for its unreleased Galaxy S6 Active smartphone, Samsung had no choice left but to announce it officially. It is now listed by AT&T which will exclusively sell the smartphone in the US starting June 12. Three payment plans with the total cost of $695 will be offered to qualified AT&T Next customers:
- $23.17 per month for 2.5 years
- $28.96 per month for 2 years
- $34.75 per month for 20 months
As for the specifications, the Galaxy S6 Active retains the 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440 pixels) S-AMOLED display and Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa SoC found in the base model. The same cameras (16 MP and 5 MP) are also installed. Contrary to one of the previous rumors, Samsung has not brought back the microSD slot, thus limiting storage to 32 GB. The case has undergone a noticeable redesign and now features IP68 protection (fully dustproof, submersible in water up to 1.5 meters up to 30 minutes) and MIL-STD-810G certification. Also, capacitive Android buttons were replaced with conventional ones, which should improve operation outdoors.
The battery capacity has been increased considerably: with 3500 mAh, the Galaxy S6 Active potentially delivers more than 35% longer runtimes than the regular Galaxy S6 (2550 mAh). Fast charging and wireless charging are supported, but a wireless charging dock needs to be purchased separately. However, it will be available at half price for those who purchase the smartphone through Next or on a 2-year contract. A separate 2-year contract grants the customer a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 for free.