While we all know that the rugged, “Active” version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected, AT&T recently tweeted about it, implying that the S6’s rugged variant should be coming out sometime soon now.
Samsung had also revealed the Galaxy S6 Active’s specs earlier, and it will include a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The processor will be Exynos Octa-core with four cores running at 2.1 GHz and four on 1.5 GHz.
Interestingly, the S6 Active may also have expandable storage via a MicroSD card slot, along with the same 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera and 4k video recording ability.
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The phone will also come with Lollipop 5.0 out of the box, and will be powered by a 2550 mAh battery which will be capable of being wirelessly charged.
While there isn’t a big difference in the active version compared to the stock Galaxy S6, the phone’s main feature is its ruggedness, which will allow it to be both dust and water proof.
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In order to go rugged though, the S6 Active is expected to drop the fingerprint sensor. However, the expandable storage option may be frustrating for customers who bought the original Galaxy S6, especially since the folks over at Samsung suggested (likely by error) that the S6 Active will be the same weight and dimensions as the stock S6.
The Active version has been a regularly release for Samsung’s Galaxy lineup, with the previous Galaxy S5 getting one too. However, the rugged version has to make some obvious compromises in terms of design, size and weight, and it remains to be seen how Samsung will ruggedize the Galaxy S6 while maintaining its aesthetics.
Have you already purchased a Galaxy S6 or have you been waiting for the rugged “Active” version to be released? What do you think about the Active’s hardware specs and losing the fingerprint sensor but getting the expandable storage option? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this.