For the last two years Samsung released Galaxy S phones in more than one variant. The regular Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 came accompanied with models that focused on photography (Galaxy Zoom) as well as ruggedized variants (Galaxy Active). It seems that also this year the company will continue this tradition and we will witness this year launches of the different Galaxy S devices. If the latest rumors are to be believed a certain Samsung Galaxy S6 Active G890A is on the way to AT&T equipped with a significantly more powerful battery.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active G890A
The idea of the Active version appeared soon after the Galaxy S6 was announced, but it was nothing more than very general speculation. And then a mysterious Samsung phone surfaced in a user agent profile bearing model number SM-G890A which was strangely similar to an AT&T version of the Galaxy S5 Active. Everyone immediately assumed that it was the Galaxy S6 Active for AT&T and it looks like everyone was right. The Samsung SM-G890A aka Galaxy S6 Active leaked again, this time revealing quite a few details.
To begin with, the device will allegedly pack a massive 3,500 mAh battery. For comparison, the regular Galaxy S6 has a 2,550 mAh battery and if you are a smartphone user, you know that those 1,000 mAh extra can make a huge difference. The more powerful the battery, the more space it occupies, and as a result, the unit used in the Galaxy S6 Active will account for additional 2mm in thickness.
Ruggedized construction will also add a few millimeters to width and height of the phone bringing its dimensions to 73.6 x 146.9 x 8.8mm (the regular S6 measures 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8mm). Other specs appear to be unchanged so you can expect a 5.1-inch QHD display, Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 16-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
At this point there seems to be no doubt that the Galaxy S6 Active is indeed in the works and frequent leaks may suggest that the phone is not very far from official announcement. Until then, however, whatever you read about the device should be treated as a rumor, and as always in such cases, we advise you to keep a healthy pinch of salt nearby.