Samsung unveils the Galaxy S6 Active

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S6 Active

Just as we suspected a few weeks ago the rumored Galaxy S6 Active smartphone exists but there’s more – Samsung has officially unveiled the device during a company event.

The new Samsung smartphone is a rugged version of the Galaxy S6 but has bumped specs here and there. First, the handset comes in a sturdy metallic chassis that meets the requirements of the IP68 and MIL-STD 810G standards, which makes the smartphone dust-, water-, and shock-resistant. For instance, the Galaxy S6 Active can survive drops as high as 1.2 meters (4 feet) and sustain depths of up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) for up to 30 minutes.

The smartphone offers the same 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display at QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels) seen in the Galaxy S6 and sports a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor with eight 64-bit cores (four Cortex-A53 and four Cortex-A57), a Mali-T760 MP8 graphics core at 772 MHz, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, one rear 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization, auto focus and LED flash, one front 5 MP camera with F/1.9 aperture, LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and a 40 per cent beefier battery that now offers 3500 mAh of capacity and support for wireless charging. The smartphone measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, weighs 138 grams and runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop but it does not have a microSD card slot for expansion as previously expected.

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will be available on June 12 at AT&T. The US carrier offers the device for USD 0 (zero) up front with the price of the handset (USD 695) split into 20, 24 or 30 monthly payments.

Source: Anandtech

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