Update: Shortly after this morning’s leaked image, the full specifications for the Galaxy S6 Active have appeared on Samsung own official product website.
There are a few notable changes from the specifications rumored earlier, namely that the Galaxy S6 Active features the same 2,550mAh battery as the regular Galaxy S6, not the rumored 3,500mAh battery. The fingerprint scanner is also listed among the handset’s sensors, so perhaps Samsung has found a way to integrate the scanner into the raised home button. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of a microSD card slot.
Here is the full list of specifications:
5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED display
- Octa-Core Exynos 7420 SoC
- 32GB UFS 2.0 storage
- 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
- Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi ac Dual-Band MIMO, GPS, NFC, Heart Rate Sensor, Infrared Blaster
- 2,550mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches in size
- 138g weight
The appearance on Samsung’s website suggests that we will be hearing some official word from the company any time now. What do you make of the S6 Active’s hardware?
Original: Following on from the leaked photograph and press renders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active from last month, Even Blass (aka @evleaks) has posted another shot of the rugged, durable smartphone (see top).
The latest image looks pretty much identical to the other two, heavily suggesting that this is indeed the final design. The more durable case and physical buttons results in a larger overall footprint, as is typical for Samsung’s Active series of smartphones. It also looks like those physical buttons come at the expense of the regular Galaxy S6’s fingerprint scanner, although the heart rate monitor remains placed at the top next to the camera module.
Previously, rumored specifications hinted that the handset will 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 substantial 3,500mAh battery. The regular Galaxy S6 only has a 2550mAh battery capacity, so the Active variant could see a large leap in its battery life.
A handset with the model number SM-G870A was spotted passing through the FCC in mid-May, which is likely linked to the handset. As such, we are expecting to hear something official about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active sometime rather soon, as we are still waiting on price and availability information.
Are you planning on picking one up?