Samsung launched its 2015 flagships Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year and now the company is working on variants of the handset. For those who wanted extra protection for their pricey handsets, Samsung has offered so-called Active variants in the past that had rugged build immune to regular falls. Samsung is going to treat its Galaxy S6 the same way and soon launch the Galaxy S6 Active. Official details on the unannounced handset are scarce but mobile tipsters have shared leaked images and specs to keep fans informed.
In the latest round of rumours, popular tipster @evleaks shared so-called images of the Galaxy S6 Active in white and black colour variants. Going by the looks, the Active variant of the latest flagship seems to miss the fingerprint scanner, instead sports three physical buttons for Home, Back and Multi-Window. GSMArena also shared an image of Galaxy S6 Active that reveals more details.
According to the publication, the Galaxy S6 Active keeps the camera and heart rate sensor intact while placing the loudspeaker towards the rear panel. The ruggedness of the handset can be seen in the images that show strong, tank-like shield protecting the smartphone.
GSMArena is also speculating some specs that Samsung might pack in the Galaxy S6 Active. There is going to be a massive 3,500mAh battery, according to the sources, a far cry from the 2,600mAh unit found in the original Galaxy S6.
Since the Galaxy S6 Active is going to be a rugged variant of the original flagship, all major specs are expected to remain the same. The Galaxy S6 Active will also feature a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 16MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front snapper and company's homegrown 14nm Exynos 7420 chipset to serve as the powerhouse. The pricing and availability details will be revealed by the company during launch.