It was first reported a couple of months back that Samsung could soon launch an “Active” variant of the Galaxy S6. This didn’t take us by surprise because the company has done the same with past flagships as well. Over time we started hearing more and more about the specifications of this handset, and then some press renders were leaked too. Now Samsung has listed the Galaxy S6 Active on its website even though it hasn’t officially announced the handset yet.
Even the specifications are mentioned on Samsung’s website which all but confirms this handset and everything that it brings to the table.
As previously reported, the Galaxy S6 Active has a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with 1,440×2,560 pixel resolution. It has an octacore Exynos 7420 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Contrary to popular belief it doesn’t have a microSD card slot.
Also present onboard the Galaxy S6 Active is the heart rate monitor, 16 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera and a 2,550mAh battery. The handset is IP-68 certified which means its resistant to both dust and water. It can be submerged in water up to 1.5 meters for close to half an hour.
Since Samsung has launched Active variants first with AT&T in the past multiple times, it’s believed that AT&T will be first to launch the Galaxy S6 Active as well. Both the company and carrier have not yet confirmed when this handset is going to be officially launched.