Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Update (6/12): 

Just as promised, you can now snag the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active from AT&T for just $694.99 outright, $199.99 with two-year contract, or $28.96 per month for 24 months with AT&T Next. You can order the phone now right from AT&T’s website.

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After teasing the imminent release of the device over Twitter just a few days ago, AT&T has finally announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The carrier has just posted a YouTube video showcasing the new device and some of its notable features.

Much like Samsung’s Active variants in the past, the Galaxy S6 Active boasts similar specs to the S6 proper while offering a much more durable chassis. The new device features a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, 32GB of on-board storage, a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Samsung has also included a massive 3500mAh battery in the device, which features both wireless charging and fast charging technology.

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On the aesthetic front, the S6 Active features an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, which means it’s submersible in up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes. It also meets MIL-STD-810G standards for shock resistance. There’s a shortcut button on the left-hand side of the device that brings you to the “Activity Zone”, which gives you quick access to information and tools like the weather, a stopwatch, a flashlight and an S Health overview.

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will be available through AT&T this Friday, June 12th in Camo White, Camo Blue and Gray color options. The device can be yours for $199.99 with a two-year contract, or for $28.96 per month for 24 months with AT&T’s Next plan. For consumers who aren’t fans of the significantly less-durable design of the Galaxy S6 proper, this new Active variant might be a great option. Be sure to check out the promotional video below to get a closer look!

So, is anybody going to buy this device? If so, let us know in the comments!

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