AT&T drops a teaser of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 Active


The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is one of a slew of handsets the company looks poised to announce, and AT&T will be carrying the toughened edition of the flagship model. In order to ramp up anticipation, the carrier has tweeted the teaser image you see above, but in the spirit of keeping everything under wraps until announcement, it stops short of giving the world an official glimpse. 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a very good smartphone, and one that improves on the preceding Galaxy S5 in almost every department. From performance to design, the S6 is unquestionably the biggest upgrade to Samsung's flagship line for a few years. But while fans of the metallic finish will no doubt be pleased with the reworked aesthetics, Sammy has had to make sacrifices. Where the S5 was quite a rough and ready bit of kit, the S6 loses features like dust / waterproofing, and general ruggedness. 

Those seeking a device better-equipped to take on the elements will soon be able to turn to the Galaxy S6 Active, and thankfully, Samsung won't be scrimping on the features. Looking at a side-by-side specs comparison of the S6 vs. the S6 Active, those who've waited patiently to purchase the Active model won't lose out on power. The only major change, it seems, will be in the design. 

As aforementioned, there are other devices dangerously close to announcement, including the Galaxy J5 and J7, and we'll let you know of the confirmed details as and when Samsung finally decides to reveal them.

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27 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3150; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It will be the most beautiful rugged phone..

19. QWERTYslider unregistered

Removable battery ?????

22. QWERTYslider unregistered

The S5 had a fingerprint scanner AND was water/dust resistant. The lack of a fingerprint scanner on the Active is BULL$HIT !!!!

2. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Real men's phone.

3. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Galaxy Whatever...

6. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Galaxy S6 rug :P

16. tedkord

Posts: 17457; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which one? The Galaxy S6, which is rated as the top smartphone by nearly all tech reviewers? Or the Galaxy Note 4 which is rated as the top phablet by nearly all tech reviewers?

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Touchwiz

21. tedkord

Posts: 17457; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, that's the launcher on the two best rated phones. So?

5. waddup121 unregistered

w/e man

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Stop prolonging the release and just release the phone. I'm really interested in this phone. Basically it's a s6 sith awesome battery and integrated case, so I'd just have to buy a screen protector.

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

i feel they ruined this by not making it have a removable battery and no sd support. im hoping they dont mess the note 5 up as its my favorite line of phones

13. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Just wanted to point out that in the official Samsung leak, the S6 Active's headphone jack is on the upper left, not the bottom left. Tried posting a link to the image, but I can't because I have less than 30 posts. Sure the person could be holding the phone upside down, but I doubt that's the case. This most likely isn't a teaser for the S6 Active.

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

good catch sir.. maybe a bad photoshop or like you said held upside down

15. aegislash

Posts: 1528; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Bad photoshop hadn't even crossed my mind, but you're probably right!

25. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I was waiting for that !!!

27. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Quite fugly and (presumably) no removable battery. With that, it is quite fitting that these will be dust resistant...because they will be collecting A LOT of dust in the warehouse. With the above said, the standard GS6 (and also Edge variant) is a GORGEOUS device. Is it possible to STILL make a gorgeous device AND feature a removable battery? Either way, hope Samsung releases another flagship with such before my GS5 becomes obsolete.

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