AT&T Unveils Rugged Water-and-Shock Resistant Samsung Galaxy S6 Active in America; Price, Specifications
AT&T Unveils Rugged Water-and-Shock Resistant Samsung Galaxy S6 Active in America; Price, SpecificationsAT&T

After weeks of speculations, American network carrier AT&T has finally unveiled the rugged flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy A6 Active in the US.

"For the third summer in a row, AT&T is bringing its customers the toughest and most advanced member of the Galaxy S family," the company said in a press release.

"The Samsung Galaxy S6 active – available only at AT&T2 – is designed with your active lifestyle in mind. It gives you the durability you want while boasting a sleek, lightweight design and all of the innovation the Galaxy S 6 has to offer," added AT&T.

As the name suggests, Galaxy S6 Active is a rugged smartphone made for those outdoor adventurous aficionados. It boasts Ingress Protection rating of IP68, enabling users to take the phone underwater up to five feet (1.5 metres) and capture photos for close to 30 minutes.

AT&T also claims that Galaxy S6 Active meets US Mil-STD-810G standards for water-resistance and to withstand dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and high altitude.

[Note: Shock-resistant when dropped from less than 4 feet onto a flat surface]

Another notable upgrade is that it will be powered by a massive 3500 mAh battery. [Note: Original S6 and S6 edge pack 2600 mAh cell]

As for the rest of the specification is concerned, it is similar to the original model; Galaxy S6 Active sports a 5.1 QHD (2560x1440p) display and runs on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop backed by Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7420 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip), 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory, 16mp camera and 5mp snapper on the front.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Price and Release Details:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will go on sale at AT&T via online and physical stores on 12 June for $199 (around €176/₹12,730) under two-year contract. It will be available in three colour variants- Camo White, Camo Blue, and Gray.

The network carrier adds that qualified subscribers can also purchase the Samsung Galaxy S6 active for $0 down payment on AT&T Next for $23.17 with 30 device payments on Next SM 243, $28.96 per month at 24 payments on Next 18, or $34.75 per month at 20 payments on Next 12.

Like all previous rugged Galaxy S series devices, Galaxy S6 Active will be exclusive to AT&T.

Key specifications of AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Active:

Model Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
  • 5.1-inch super AMOLED QHD (2560x1440p) screen with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 577 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS
Processor 64-bit class 14nanometer Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa-core CPU
Storage capacity 32GB
  • Main: 16MP with  4K video recording ability
  • Front: 5.0MP with full HD video recording ability
  • Camera features: Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus
Battery 3500 mAh with wireless charging capability
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode enables phone with 10% charge can still get up to 24 hours of talk and text time.
  • Fast Charging ability enables phone to get charged up to 50% in about 30 minutes
Special Outdoor features Activity Zone is the ideal companion for outdoor adventures, and includes a quick launching compass, flashlight, stopwatch, and more.
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons IP68 Water-and-dust proof certifications, HD Voice capable, Samsung Knox security app and other standard connectivity features seen in original Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge models (no finger-print sensor)
Colours Camo White, Camo Blue, and Gray

[Image credit: AT&T]