Samsung is launching an Active version of the Galaxy S6 exclusively through AT&T. The cellular company is selling the Galaxy S6 Active in gray, blue and white.
The official AT&T press release said the device would be available for $200 with a two-year agreement or $695 with no contract. Through AT&T's Next plan, the Galaxy S6 Active can be had for $23.17 a month for 30 months. On the Next 18 plan, users are required to pay $28.96 per month while the Next 12 plan requires users to pay monthly installments of $34.75. AT&T is discounting the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad by 50 percent with purchase of a handset.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is rugged version for the flagship Galaxy S6. The Mil-STD-810G and IP68 certification confirms the device will remain undamaged from extreme temperature, shock, dust, solar radiation and humidity. Even if the Galaxy S6 Active is submerged in 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) of water for 30 minutes or dropped from a height of 4 feet, it won’t get damaged, the release said.
The Galaxy S6 Active comes with a Super AMOLED, 5.1-inch screen, supporting a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is powered by Exynos 5420 chipset that includes an octa-core processor and Mali-T760 graphics. AT&T did not list the amount of RAM available on the Galaxy S6 Active.
The native storage provided on the device is 32 GB. As of this writing, the cellular operator is not selling other storage variants such as 64 GB and 128 GB. There is no expansion spot for a microSD card.
On its rear, the Galaxy S6 Active houses a 16-megapixel camera and on the front, a 5 MP camera.
The handset comes preinstalled with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and TouchWiz UI from Samsung. It is powered with a massive 3,500 mAh capacity battery, larger than the 2,550 mAh battery on the Galaxy S6.