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Confirmation Of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Specifications As Well As AT&T First

March 11, 2015 - Written By Phil Bourget

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are not even on sale yet, though Samsung has already raked in a reported 20 million pre-orders for the 2015 spring flagship. But, since numbers don’t stop Samsung and their innovation, the Galaxy S6 Active, which was reported on yesterday, has some more information to iron out its existence courtesy of the ever-pursuant SamMobile.

According to SamMobile and their ‘insider sources’, the Galaxy S6 Active will be similar internally to the S6 and S6 Edge, but will feature slight differences in the dimensions of the body as well as the battery capacity.  The phone will, according to SamMobile, feature the same Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor and 3 gigabytes of RAM inside both the S6 and S6 Edge, as well as the same 32 gigabytes of internal storage.  The camera setup of the S6, 13 megapixels on the back and 5 on the front, will also carry over, as will the display.  The same 5.1-inch QuadHD 2560 by 1440 pixel, Super AMOLED+ display found on the Galaxy S6, not the S6 Edge, will be found on the S6 Active.

Something to change, however, will be the physical dimensions of the Active.  It’ll be a little bit less tall, a little bit thicker, and a little bit wider than the original S6, and will fill some of that space with an enlarged 3500 mAh battery, likely giving it better stamina for more’ active users’.  Samsung is also, as expected, bringing back the water-resistance of the S5 in the S6 Active, which will likely feature similar ‘rough and tumble’ benefits like the S5 Active from last year.  And yes, according to the model number from yesterday and SamMobile, the SM-G890A will be the AT&T variant of the S6 Active, so watch out for that if a tougher S6 might seem interesting to you.

The S6 is a welcome improvement over the S5, but do you think that the S6 Active will be a more well-accepted member of the S6 variant family as compared to the S5 active?  Do you think AT&T will be the only U.S. carrier to get the Active, or will it perhaps come to T-Mobile or some of the smaller ones as well?  What kind of design do you think and hope the S6 Active will feature? Let us know down below.