Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S6 Active smartphone. It will be exclusively available on AT&T in the US starting June 12 from the AT&T website and via the company’s physical retail store. The device will also be available for purchase in on-site shops at upcoming Reebok Spartan Race events. The device’s availability outside US has not been revealed as of yet.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active have same specs as the original flagship, but in addition sports and IP68 rating that makes it water resistant (up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes), dustproof, and shock resistant. It also meets the US Mil-STD-810G standard for withstanding vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and high altitude. The smartphone will not feature the fingerprint sensor, instead comes with three physical buttons – home, back and multi-window.
The Galaxy S6 Active features a 5.1-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 577ppi. Running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop the smartphone runs on Samsung’s octa-core 64-bit processor, which is said to be the Exynos 7420 processor.
There is a 16-megapixel rear camera and LED flash while there is a 5-megapixel front camera on board. Although not mentioned by the firm, the Galaxy S6 Active is likely to feature a slew of camera features such as quick launch, tracking AF, auto real-time HDR, f/1.9, IR detect white balance, low light video, high clear zoom, virtual shot, slow motion, fast motion, pro mode, and selective focus, like the flagship Galaxy S6. 32GB of inbuilt storage is also included.
The Galaxy S6 Active is backed by a 3500mAh battery with wireless charging clubbed with Ultra Power Saving mode and fast charging tech. Also, some “Activity Zone” features such as quick launching compass, flashlight, stopwatch, and more have been included. The smartphone also comes pre-installed with the Samsung Knox security framework.
While Samsung is yet to reveal the price of the handset, it does mention the instalment details of the device – $0 down payment on AT&T Next for $23.17 per month with 30 device payments on Next 24, $28.96 per month at 24 payments on Next 18, or $34.75 per month at 20 payments on Next 12.