Samsung Galaxy S6 Active to sport a 5.1-inch display after all?

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active to sport a 5.1-inch display after all?
Yesterday, we told you that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active (which, of course, hasn't been announced yet) would sport a 5.5-inch Quad HD display. However, it turns out that the S6 Active will in fact have the same 5.1-inch screen that the regular Galaxy S6 is offering. At least that's what Sam Mobile is saying, while also revealing some of the features that the S6 Active allegedly has.

Reportedly, the rugged version of Samsung's latest flagship handset will be powered by the same octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, offering a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory should also be included. However, it's said that the Galaxy S6 Active will have a bigger battery (3500 mAh), measuring 146.9 x 73.6 x 8.8 mm - thus being a bit larger and thicker than both the S6 and S6 edge.

At least one Galaxy S6 Active variant (model number SM-G890A) should be released in the US by AT&T, though it's not clear when this is supposed to happen. We don't know if the S6 Active will have the same level of dust and water resistance as last year's Galaxy S5 Active (IP67), but let's hope we're going to find out soon.

P.S.: Since the Galaxy S6 Active hasn't been pictured, what we're seeing above is the S5 Active.

source: Sam Mobile

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25 Comments

1. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

So it is still pretty thin while having a huge battery. Why couldn't they make this the normal S6?

3. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I think more Samsung owners prefer a removable back to a larger battery. It's thinness vs beefier battery, having a removable cover they could've had some sort of middle ground between the two.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Because of design constraints. They're not obviously targeting the segment that want "exquisite" and "luxury" material. This is strictly aimed at consumers who have a strictly practical agenda. Battery life, water resistance, maybe cheaper materials for durability. Since they're not going for cutting edge form, they're obviously going to be more generous with device thickness

15. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Samsung is going after current/potential iPhone users. with the S6. I'd be surprised if the Active uses the same amount of metal as the S6.

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'd hope that the size would line up with the product line for consistency sake. 5.5 would be in the Note boundary.

5. jngo102

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Honestly, I'm more interested in this phone than the normal S6 and even the S6 Edge. 3500 mAh? IP rating? Count me in! I could care less about what materials a phone is made out of; I just want a good looking phone that functions well. Too bad I'm stuck on a contract, or I'd be all over this phone. I'll still have to see how it is in real life, though.

12. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Me too. If they keep the memory card slot in this one it'll be the one I get.

19. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

This is the "regular" S6 phone with bigger replaceable battery, SD card slot and all the new goodies from new fancy S6 and S6 Edge.

22. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

"The same octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, offering a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera." IP57 , I prefer this one than the S6 normal.

6. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Well, if only 5.1, and it will be for real, ill buy it for sure! 3500 mAh and IPX ratig will be even better!

7. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Are the Active series just normal Samsung flagships but with durable cases?

11. keekguy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

More though and more durable, that means, goodbye premium design, though look at last year Active

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Samsung let's see S6 edge active too.

23. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I highly doubt that will happen, and I'm not even sure it's possible.

9. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I will buy this if it comes to VZW. Even if it is unrootable.

10. WackJobs

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Sounds amazing.... I would definitely pick this over the regular S6 but not the S6 Edge. There's something about those edges. S6 series uses smaller display than the Note 4's already beautifully optimized 5.7 inch SAMOLED screen and this model even rocks bigger battery than the Note 4 as well. All major components are now even more optimized all around than their previous flagship models(including Note line) with each successive generation Samsung has been systematically improving the power efficiency of their goods. Dust and water resistance features are always plus as long as it doesn't add too much of body and weight to the phone. I think Samsung will achieve that with this model but now that they have more space to play around I just hope they would reconsider about their SD card slot decision. First public reaction wasn't positive.

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Only add sd card if they remove the new ssd speed mem and 16gb normal cheap mem, then you get your sd card back, but only on the downgrade of mem or it will not happen

13. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

The battery alone makes this the more interesting Galaxy.

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

The Note 4 already has an amaizing battery life with its 5.7" Quad HD display by using a 3220 mAh. Just think about the battery life of this device. 5.1" Quad HD display, So way less power consumption than the Note 4's display + More Energy efficient 14nm Exynos 7420 SoC and a larger 3500 mAh Battery = Great battery life!

14. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Wow nice battery, I'm impressed. I think I like this better than the s6 and edge, although I still like the look of the green s6 the best.

16. waddup121 unregistered

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Great battery. Active >> S6 and Edge for me imo!

18. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Samsung trolls buyers. :(

20. Filly

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Put in an IPS Panel and i am getting it.

21. f35hunter

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Global release please !!!

25. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

that l will buy it 4 sure.... now come to papa

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