Samsung USA jumped the gun on the Galaxy S6 Active last week when it published the device to its official website. While that error was quickly corrected, we can now say that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has finally been revealed after the device was made available from US carrier AT&T.
As was previously revealed, the Galaxy S6 Active is a thicker, heavier version of the Galaxy S6. It packs a 5.1-inch 5.1” QHD display. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable storage. As is the case with Samsung’s Active type of smartphones, this one is dust and water resistant (IP68), which means that it can be submerged into 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
An Activity Zone app, which can be accessed using a dedicated Active key, provides quick access to outdoorsy kinds of app and features. These include a compass, stopwatch, and flashlight. However, this comes at the expense of the fingerprint and heartrate sensors.
The most interesting bit is the battery. While the original post quoted a 2550 mAh battery for the Galaxy S6 Active, the announcement from AT&T claims that is has a massive 3500 mAh battery instead. Complementing this is support for wireless charging. While there is no word on which standards are supported, it is like to follow the regular Galaxy S6 in supporting both Qi and PMA.
There is no word on when the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will be released to the rest of the world, but it shouldn’t take much longer. No price has been revealed for the smartphone as it is currently an AT&T exclusive and only available as part of a contract deal.