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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active May End Up Having A 5.5-Inch Display

March 10, 2015 - Written By Stephen Sard

Yesterday we reported to you of the possible outing of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The discovery was made thanks to a User Agent Profile that was on the Samsung official website. The device model number was listed as SM-G890A. It is thought that this could be the AT&T version of what may be the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. We saw this designation similarly with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active which had the model number SM-G870A. If the same type of designation holds true for the Gaalaxy S6 as it did for the Galaxy S5, which seems logical, then Sammy let the cat out of the bag. Though not much detail other than that was given. It would appear as if the phone will have similar specifications to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

However, today new information may have surfaced to show this new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a listed 5.5 inch Quad HD display. According a discovery on the import/export site, Zauba, there has been around twenty of these devices that have left South Korea. One group of 15 left on February 20 and another 5 left on March 7. The records list these devices as evaluation units and are most likely heading to other Samsung offices or other trusted companies for evaluation. And while this is a normal thing for companies to do, it does give us one little bit of surprising information that may hint that this phone has a 5.5 inch screen along with a single SIM card slot. This is larger than the 5.1 inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. If this is true, this means that Samsung’s rugged version of the Galaxy S6 will not only be dust and water resistant, but have much more screen real estate. This is good new for some Samsung customers who were a bit dismayed that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 phones will not sport a large screen. This may be the phone that those customers have been waiting for.

It is important to keep in mind that these are not official announcements from Samsung, and so should be trusted with a bit of caution. We will not know for sure what this phone is until Samsung makes an official announcement. If it is, in fact, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, it could help satiate some customers need for a larger screen and do so in an environment resistant package. Would you be more willing to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active if it had a larger screen? Does the size of the screen help you decided which model you want to buy from Samsung? Let us know on our G+ Page or hit us up on the comment section below.