Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Official (Finally!)


We saw the Galaxy S6 Active leaked repeatedly in the past few weeks. Today the phone is finally official. Another AT&T exclusive, the Galaxy S6 Active retains the impressive flagship specs while bulking up the build for a more active lifestyle. The phone features a dustproof casing and is both water and shock resistant. The phone also comes in some snazzy camo colorways, because people that are active love camo…or something. Overall, if you like to take your phone to the gym everyday or on outdoor adventures, this is definitely an option to consider. The battery size is the most impressive change from the regular S6, Samsung gave the S6 Active a giant 3,500 mAh battery! If you’ve had trouble getting a full day out of the 2,550 mAh battery on the S6, the Active might be a good option as well.

Aside from the rugged exterior and juiced up battery, the majority of the specs remain unchanged from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge:

Galaxy S6 Active Specs

  • Display:  5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED (577ppi)
  • Processor:  Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core
  • Storage:  32GB
  • Cameras:  16MP rear; 5MP front (wide-angle)
  • Battery:  3500mAh; wireless charging and Fast Charging
  • Water and Dust Resistance:  IP68
  • Network:  4G LTE; HD Voice
  • Software:  Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Other:  Shock resistant case; Activity button
  • Colors:  Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray

The Galaxy S6 Active is available this Friday, June 12 online and at retail AT&T stores. The available colors at launch are Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray with no camo (maybe not everyone who is Active loves camo…just maybe) for $199 with a 2-year contract. On the AT&T Next plan, the phone costs $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. This puts the actual retail price on Next at about $695. If you are interested in more about the phone, or want to pick one up, check out AT&T’s landing page and press release for the S6 Active!

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"