The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has been officially confirmed by AT&T. It is a rugged variant of the Galaxy S6 that was announced in March this year. Since it is an AT&T exclusive device, no other cellular operators of the U.S. will be selling it.
The Galaxy S6 Active is flanked with a shock, dust and water resistant chassis. Since the device is IP64 certified, it will remain undamaged if it is immersed in water with a depth 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Phone Arena claims that unlike regular smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Active can endure more torture. It features physical buttons below the display which makes it easily usable with gloves.
According to the official press release from AT&T, the operator will offer the device with zero down payment through its Next plans. There are three plan options available: $23.17 monthly payments for a period of 30 months, $28.96 monthly payments for 24 months and $34.75 per month for 20 months. AT&T will be selling the Galaxy S6 Active in white, blue or gray on AT&T.com and also through its retail outlets.
The specs of the device are more or less similar to that of the Galaxy S6. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen that supports a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The device is powered by the Exynos 7 Octa 7420 chipset that features a 64-bit octa-core processor. The amount of RAM that it features is not mentioned on the AT&T press release.
The inbuilt storage of the Galaxy S6 Active is 32 GB. AT&T has not listed the 64 GB and 128 GB variants for the handset. Like the original Galaxy S6, the Active version lacks a microSD slot. The rear panel is fitted with a 16 MP shooter and the front-facing camera of 5 MP. It will come preloaded with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS that is overlaid with TouchWiz UI. The Galaxy S6 features a 2,550 mAh battery but the S6 Active is packed with a massive battery of 3,500 mAh capacity.