After quite a few leaks, AT&T and Samsung today officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The handset trades the beautiful, slim and sexy design of the Galaxy S6 in favor of a rugged IP68 certified dustproof and water-resistant design.
Internally though, the Galaxy S6 active is exactly the same as the Galaxy S6. This includes an octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset, 3GB RAM, 32/64GB of storage space, a 16MP camera with OIS and F/1.9 aperture, a 5MP front-facing wide angle selfie camera and a beautiful 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display.
One major change for the better on the Galaxy S6 active is the inclusion of a beefy 3500mAh battery. The Galaxy S6 comes with a paltry 2550mAh battery and struggles to make it through the day. The presence of a 3500mAh battery should mean that the S6 Active is easily able to last a day or two of hard to moderate usage. Despite coming with a beefy battery, the handset also comes with fast charging and built-in wireless charging.
AT&T did not announce a concrete release date and price for the Galaxy S6 active, but it is likely that the handset will be making its way to the retail stores before the end of this month.
Update: The Galaxy S6 active will be available for $199 on a two-year contract from this Friday.[Via AT&T]