Samsung Finally Made the Galaxy S6 as Ugly as Possible

After several leaks, rumors, and official listings, Samsung has finally made the Galaxy S6 Active smartphone official and made it exclusively available on AT&T in the US. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will be available starting June 12 from the AT&T website and via the company’s physical retail store. The device is by and large the same as the S6, but it’s a bit more appealing than prior Active models. It’s available in three styles: white camo, blue camo, and gray — they’re all a significant step down from the S6 proper.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active features very similar specifications to the original flagship, but in addition sports and IP68 rating that makes it water resistant (up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes), dustproof, and shock resistant. A knockout post on Samsung. It also meets the US Mil-STD-810G standard for withstanding vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and high altitude.

The Galaxy S6 Active features a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display that touts a whopping 577 PPI to handle your swipes through Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop). Inside, a 64-bit Octa-core processor and 32GB of internal storage do the heaving lifting with 16-megapixel rear-facing and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras for photo duties same as Galaxy S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Specifications:

Display: 5.10-inch

Processor: 1.5GHz

Front Camera: 5-megapixel

Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels


OS: Android 5.0.2

Storage: 32GB

Rear Camera: 16-megapixel

Battery capacity: 3500mAh

Unlike the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S6 isn’t water resistant. That’s a really great feature for a phone to have, which makes the S6 Active stand out a bit more from its namesake. It also includes a much more substantial battery, 3500mAh, up from the S6’s 2550mAh. Also, some “Activity Zone” features such as quick launching compass, flashlight, stopwatch, and more have been included. The smartphone also comes pre-installed with the Samsung Knox security framework.

The biggest difference from the original Galaxy S6 with the Galaxy S6 Active is its design. The glass back of the Galaxy S6 is gone, and the entire device is surrounded by an additional frame to protect from damage. The single home button and capacitive keys have been replaced by three hardware buttons as well. It also appears that the fingerprint sensor has been removed in order to accommodate the hardware buttons.

AT&T will begin offering Samsung Galaxy S6 Active on June 12th online or in AT&T stores. The phone comes in Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray (no camo!) for $199 with a 2-year contract. If you for at AT&T Next plan, you will spend $23.17 per month for 30 payments with Next 24, $28.96 for 24 payments with Next 18, or $34.75 for 20 payments with Next 12.