Samsung's rugged Galaxy S6 Active allegedly photographed
posted by Florin T. / May 12, 2015, 6:30 PM
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
- 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)
Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014
Hmm that looks identical to the s5 active
posted on May 12, 2015, 6:33 PM 4
NO FINGERPRINT SCANNER = FAIL But, I love everything else.
posted on May 12, 2015, 9:38 PM 3
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!!!!!!!!
posted on May 12, 2015, 6:55 PM 0
Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
Active versions probably will not get as many updates as non-Active versions.
posted on May 12, 2015, 7:24 PM 0
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.
posted on May 12, 2015, 10:12 PM 1
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