Samsung's rugged Galaxy S6 Active allegedly photographed

Samsung's rugged Galaxy S6 Active allegedly photographed
While Samsung's Galaxy S6 is undoubtedly superior to the Galaxy S5, the new flagship handset lacks some of the features that the S5 is offering. We're talking about a water-resistant body, microSD card support, and removable battery. Well, the first issue (at least) should be addressed by the Galaxy S6 Active, a rugged variant of the Galaxy S6 that might be officially announced in the near future.

GSM Arena received two photos that allegedly show a Galaxy S6 Active - model number SM-G890A - that's made for AT&T (it's not the first time we're hearing about an AT&T-bound S6 Active). If this is the real Galaxy S6 Active, the device is certainly not as elegant as the regular Galaxy S6, not to mention the S6 edge. But that's to be expected, since the S6 Active is built to be a tough device, rather than a pretty one.

It looks like the S6 Active doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, as there's no home button to include a fingerprint sensor. Instead, the handset comes with a three-button layout that draws similarities to the layout of last year's Galaxy S5 Active. It's said that the unannounced handset has a large 3600 mAh battery - definitely a step up from the 2600 mAh battery of the original S6. Other features likely include a 5.1 inch Quad HD display, octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 16 MP rear camera. Speaking about the rear, we can see that the S6 Active also has a heart rate sensor. At the moment, the presence of a microSD card slot can't be confirmed.

It's not clear if Samsung will launch the Galaxy S6 Active globally, or just in the US. Hopefully, we'll soon have more details on this.

source: GSM Arena

Related phones

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 32GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h talk time)



1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hmm that looks identical to the s5 active

12. QWERTYslider unregistered

NO FINGERPRINT SCANNER = FAIL But, I love everything else.

18. gaming64 unregistered

You keep whining about B.S.

22. QWERTYslider unregistered

BS? No fingerprint scanner is a big deal. Your trolling is obvious.

24. gaming64 unregistered

There are a lot of phones out there without fingerprint scanners that sells like hotcakes. You're just one pathetic guy who always whines about fingerprint scanners in every article you comment.

19. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Lol... S5s

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

look like a piece of some steel structure

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Please yes.

3. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

The tradeoffs are worth it (for me)

4. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It will be globally, at least here in aus

5. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

That is one sexy phone, but the front looks like the S5 Active.

6. rotkiv3451

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Previous rumors said that the camera wouldn't be as good, though still 16MP. If these rumors turn out to be wrong and the phone launches here in Brazil then I'm definitely getting it! Just please Samsung, re-enable face unlock!!!!!!!!

7. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014 on front xD

8. gaming64 unregistered

Looks nice on the front but WTF THAT EFFING BACK

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2411; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It looks like the door of a steel bunker

9. torr310

Posts: 1723; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Active versions probably will not get as many updates as non-Active versions.

17. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Because they need to make it waterproof and shockproof, too!

11. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013


13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Too chunky for me, it looks like an HTC or Nokia super brick. I am sure some freaks will like it though.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31752; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't ruin the s6 with this monstrosity Samsung.

15. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

The reason why this Galaxy S6 Active looks so hideous now is because Samsung couldn't draw inspiration from the iPhone 6 the same way as they did for the Galaxy S6 since Apple has yet to design a rugged phone. Looks like they have no choice but to stick with the same old inspiration from the first S4 Active. Yucks.

21. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Shhh. I think it's past your bedtime.

25. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015


16. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

The design looks like it's aimed for a "manly man" who is just insecure about his masculinity.

20. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

3600mAh batt you say? Carry on Samsung!

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