Samsung Galaxy S6 Active shows up again - launch imminent?

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active shows up again - launch imminent?
A couple of weeks ago, Samsung mentioned the Galaxy S6 Active on its website, and we thought that the handset would be announced soon. However, Samsung is not yet ready to unveil the new smartphone. Even so, we still think that the S6 Active could be officially presented soon, especially since we can now take a look at two new renders of it.

The new renders show a black/grey version of the Galaxy S6 Active, which is obviously different from the blue camo and white camo variants that we saw last month.

The Galaxy S6 Active borrows design elements from last year's S5 Active, which means it's not the most appealing smartphone around. Needless to say, this is a device that's made to be tough and water-resistant, not beautiful. Specs-wise, the S6 Active is relatively similar to the regular Galaxy S6. It doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, but it's said that it comes with a microSD card slot. The handset should also offer a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, a 16 MP rear camera, heart rate monitor, an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, and 3 GB of RAM.

AT&T could become the first carrier to sell the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. Would you buy one?


source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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Galaxy S6 Active
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The most beautiful rugged phonephone

4. QWERTYslider unregistered

I will buy this if it has a removable battery and is on Verizon. But, the lack of a fingerprint scanner is a FAIL and it BETTER be $100 less than the S6 that DOES have a fingerprint scanner.

7. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

1. It's likely an att exclusive as were previous active models 2. Fingerprint scanners are more fragile than the hardware keys and would defeat the purpose of a rugged phone 3. No way the rugged version of a flagship phone will be for anything less than $200, so keep dreaming You sound really uppity. Relax

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

He is talking about unlocked price...

13. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Fingerprint scanners are just for feminine side.

2. PigglyWiggly

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I don't care how it looks give me these specs, and the sd slot and I'll get one.

3. FYoung

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Surely Samsung won't repeat the stupid mistake they did last year with the S5 Active, whose camera bump is completely unprotected and is in constant contact with whatever surface the phone is resting on, thus ensuring that the supposedly rugged phone's most critical component is the one that is most damaged in routine use. Alas, it looks like Samsung learned nothing.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The camera looks protected to me just look at photo #1 You can see the raised sides around the camera hump.

6. SremmLife

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I just want the wallpaper haha

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

When this comes to my country Galaxy S7 will be available already

9. Gadgetex

Posts: 194; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Would be curious to see if they addressed the poor Wifi and cell reception issue from the Galaxy S6 Edge on this model.

11. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Wow, this phone comes with an invisible design?!

12. ezMoney

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

My next phone, assuming I can get it off-contract in Europe

14. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I would care about it if the battery is 3600mAh as the rumours point out!

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