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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active spotted in several databases

Is Samsung planning to release a rugged Galaxy S6 Active soon?
Is Samsung planning to release a rugged Galaxy S6 Active soon?
The first test samples of what is assumed to be a rugged Galaxy S6 model are already on their way to a Samsung facility in India.

The US carrier AT&T sells Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active smartphone under the model number "SM-G870A". It is therefore logical to assume that an unknown smartphone with a SM-G890A designation recently spotted on Samsung Mobile User Agent Profile (UAProf) website is most likely Samsung's next outdoors smartphone, Galaxy S6 Active. The information contained in the profile identified its resolution as 2560x1440 pixels (QHD).

The same SM-890A model was also spotted in the tracking database of the carrier Zauba, headed to Delhi, India from South Korea. 15 units were sent on the 20th of February and 5 more followed last Saturday, the 7th of March. All of them were listed as testing and evaluation units with a valid IMEI and not just a dummy placeholders for demos, which means that the smartphone has probably entered its final testing stage. Lately, it is a common occurrence for Samsung to send its new devices to India for testing, so the destination is not surprising. The listed price per unit, however, is: it's stated as just 19 thousand Indian rupees (INR), which roughly translates to $300. However, this is most likely the actual manufacturing cost of the device given for legal reasons, and not its final retail price.

It is expected that the display size of the Galaxy S6 Active will increase to 5.5 inches (Galaxy S6: 5.1 inches) to better facilitate outdoor use. If Samsung follows the same pattern as with their previous Active models, the S6 Active will be introduced no earlier than one or two months from now - there is usually a considerable delay between the release of the current main Galaxy S flagship and its Active version. We'll update our readers once there is any new interesting information about this speculated device.

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Andrey Konstantinov, 2015-03-10 (Update: 2015-03-11)