The Galaxy S6 Active will be the next smartphone launch from Samsung and it will be the reinforced version of the main flagship, the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 Active is now officially confirmed, thanks to a listing in the Bluetooth SIG database. Although the South Korean company hasn’t confirmed the existence of the ruggedized smartphone, we can go ahead and consider it confirmed, as there’s little chance of the company not having the Galaxy S6 Active released.
We would have loved if a Galaxy S6 Active hands-on video would have been leaked, or at least some Galaxy S6 Active images just to get a good feeling about what kind of changes will take place compared to the newly launched flagship. The model number that has shown up in the Bluetooth SIG database is SM-G890A, which is supposedly the AT&T version of the Galaxy S6 Active. Although we do think this is real and it truly is the new waterproof smartphone, take this leak with a grain of salt until further notice.
According to the listing, the Galaxy S6 Active specs include a 5.1 inch QHD panel, waterproof certification, a microSD card slot, a bigger 3500 mAh battery, the same Exynos 7420 CPU found in the Galaxy S6, 3 gigs of RAM, a 16 MP camera, supposedly the same one found on the MWC 2015 star, a 5 MP front-facing selfie camera and all the new features from the company, including Samsung Pay.
The Galaxy S6 Active pictures that have been showing up online are merely concept renders, so they are not to be trusted, but our hunch is that in appearance, the Active version of the new phone will not be very different from the original one. Most likely, it will be a tad thicker and it won’t have the glass back panel of the original, but otherwise, it should look the same. The Galaxy S6 Active release date is unconfirmed, but the most recent rumors peg it for a May release date. Until we can get our hands on some Galaxy S6 Active hands-on photos and images, stay tuned for more.