Rugged Galaxy S6 Active to come with a 5.5" Quad HD display

Rugged Galaxy S6 Active to come with a 5.5
Oh mama, the rugged Galaxy S6 Active might be coming our way with a 5.5" display, instead of the 5.1" panel on the regular S6 flagship. After its eventual model number for AT&T appeared yesterday as SM-G890A, we pegged it as a logical successor to the SM-G870A, or AT&T's the Galaxy S5 Active version. Thus, this might be an AT&T Galaxy S6 Active, which is pretty much in line with what we expect from Samsung.

The User Agent Profile listed a 1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD display for the SM-G890A, but nothing else was disclosed in terms of specs. Today, however, this model number was discovered on the import-export database Zauba with the enigmatic "test&eval not for sale" description, indicating a prototype version for testing purposes.

This time, however, we have a winner in terms of screen size, listed as 5.5 inches. Apparently the S6 Active would have a pretty generous display diagonal, for those who snigg at the 5.1" panel of the S6, and will be one of the biggest and most decked-out waterproof Android, if history is any indication.




1. Diego!

Posts: 879; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Is there going to be a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Active too? I'd buy that in a second!

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I seriously doubt it.

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Active suggests rugged and i think that the edge screams fragile. Just my thoughts.

2. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I guess, Samsung is still counting on 5.1" screen sized S5 to be sold as water resistant device !!

5. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

"....and will be one of the biggest and most decked-out waterproof Android, if history is any indication." if the xperia Z ultra is still considered a phone, it's surely the largest, lol.

6. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Same 16Mpx OIS of S6 please !

7. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Hope it will come with sd cardslot.

8. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Will there be half a dozen or more variants of the s6 now? I thought they learned not to do this.

9. JMartin22

Posts: 2382; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Having a variant with water resistance for people with certain lifestyle interests, isn't unreasonable. The sudden screen measurement bump for some reason is a bit mystifying though.

15. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Sure, but I think water resistance should be a feature of the base model or perhaps go with a different name for the phone period. Don't you think it becomes confusing to the average user when there are 6 phones that have the word Galaxy in them? Is it brand dilution? If you insisit on having such a phone why not give it a different name? The S5 model has an "active" and "sport" variant. Will the S6 be like that? "Active" and "sport" to me sound like they should be the same thing, yet they are not.

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2382; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I doubt we are going to see that many variants this year. I believe they're trying to coalesce all their product lineups into something more compact and comprehensive. With that being said, ugly bulky design decisions would have had to be made to achieve this IP rating result. People want form over factor, as they're not too typically concerned with using their phone in the rain or dropping it in a puddle.

10. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

What's the point? just a sells pitch for a phone that sells in low volumes. Regular people have cases and insurance

19. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Why pay hundreds for insurance and then pay a $100 deductible. Insurance is a rip off.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I only know one person needed insurance for his phone. He went through 7 iphones in 2 months in college... that kid...

12. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Doesn't look like this will be called S6 Active. 5.5" screen is way too big for that and Active line was not known for larger displays, but its ruggedness. This has to be something else.

13. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Maybe a new series: The Galaxy note active? Maybe this might sound weird, but think about it. The note series are known for their durability, but the note 4 doesn't hold up the note 3. I think this could be a note 5 active or note 4 active. Maybe the active line is being replaced.

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

maybe waterproof is not possible with regular samsung s6 sized design

14. WackJobs

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If this model isn't much thicker and longer than the regular or dual edge version of Galaxy S6, this could well be allied with the Note series competing against the iPhone 6 Plus. And as of now, a Galaxy S6 with a bigger screen PLUS water resistance feature sounds real nice. Hope the SD card slot comes back due to having more thickness to the body.

18. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Galaxy S6 16 GB + SD slot....I'm in I don't mind if it's the same price as the 32 GB.....just give me the option to expand my storage!

21. haydenb

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

if it does come with a bigger screen maybe a bigger battery also?

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