Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, are not waterproof even though this is a feature that the predecessor had. One of the reasons for this is the fact that the new devices are fashioned out of metal and glass, not plastic, which has long been the material of choice for Samsung flagships. There have been rumors recently about Samsung working on an “Active” variant of the Galaxy S6 and today more information has surfaced online.
According to a report by Sammobile the Galaxy S6 Active will carry model number SM-G890A and it will have the same 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED+ display that you can find on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Specifications are said to be remain the same as well. Exynos 7420 processor under the hood with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 16 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera.
Since “Active” variants tend to be rugged there will be a change in dimensions. The Galaxy S6 Active will reportedly come in at 73.6 x 146.9 x 8.8 mm, to put things in perspective, the Galaxy S6’s dimensions are 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm.
The Galaxy S6 may only have a 2,550mAh battery but its “Active” variant is said to get an upgraded battery pack with 3,500mAh capacity. It will obviously be dustproof and waterproof.
AT&T is reportedly going to be the first to release this device, before it makes its way to other carriers around the world, as well as Samsung’s retail partners.