galaxy-s5-active-013Based on the materials used by the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, it is safe to say that Samsung has decided to forgo water and dust resistance in favor of a more luxurious-looking smartphone. Was that a smart decision? The reported 20 million pre-orders certainly seems to suggest that it was, but what if you wanted water and dust resistance?

Well the good news is that you could be getting your wish in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. This is according to a recent tweet by @upleaks who revealed that Samsung could be working on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active which could be headed for AT&T, although they did not mention when we could expect the handset.

Presumably the “Active” version of the Galaxy S6 will come with protective features and maybe even drop protection. Of course there’s no way of telling if this will actually happen, but considering that Samsung has been steadily releasing “Active” versions of their flagship phones, we guess it might not necessarily be that much of a stretch.

Until we hear/see the official launch, do take it with a grain of salt for now, but would you like to see a more rugged version of the Galaxy S6? While water and dust resistance is a nice feature to have, would you consider it a deal-breaker if your handset did not come with those features?

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  • 2560x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 576 PPI
16 MP
  • f/1.9 Aperture
  • OIS
3500 mAh
    3GB RAM
    • Exynos 7420 Octa
    • None
    ~$249 - Amazon
    170 g
    Launched in
    Storage (GB)
    • 64