Update, May 13: A device with the SM-G890A code number has been spotted in the FCC database. Given that the AT&T Galaxy S5 Active was SM-G870A, it’s likely that we’re looking at the Galaxy S6 Active. While clearing the FCC regulatory process is no indication of when a device is coming to market, in most cases, it’s a matter of weeks at most. In other words, not that much to wait. (Via G4Games.)
Original post, May 12: Samsung has offered a ruggedized variant of its flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones for a few years now, and it looks like the company isn’t giving up on them anytime soon. A new photo has just leaked out courtesy of GSMArena, giving us a first look at Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Active.
Looking at the image above, the Galaxy S6 Active looks to feature a natural design progression from previous Active models. As you can see, the device features familiar rugged back and side panels, with the heart rate monitor sitting up top next to the camera module. The front of the device looks to feature a very similar design to the Galaxy S5 Active, complete with tactile recent apps, home and back keys. Much like the GS5 Active, this one doesn’t look like it will feature a fingerprint sensor, either.
When it comes to specs, rumor has it that the device will sport model number SM-G890A, and feature a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 14nm Exynos 7420 processor, a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and a beefy 3500mAh battery. As a refresher, the Galaxy S6 proper only has a 2550mAh unit.
If this leak is correct, AT&T users will eventually be able to get their hands on the device. We have no information on rumored pricing or availability quite yet, but we speculate that the device could launch sometime around a May/June timeframe.
So, what do you think? Is the Galaxy S6 Active the phone for you?