As expected, Samsung has a rugged version of its latest flagship phone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active shares many of the features of the more sedentary Galaxy S6. But it has a tougher case design, a bigger battery, and an IP68 water and dust resistance design.
AT&T will sell the new phone starting June 12t
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active features a 5.1 inch. 2560 x 1440 pixel Super AMOLED display, a Samsung Exynos 742- octa-core processor, a 16MP rear camera, and 5MP front camera. It also features support for wireless charging (which requires a charger that’s sold separately from the phone).
It has a 3500 mAh battery, an Activity Zone that lets you launch apps you might need to use when hiking or camping such as a flashlight and compass, and a camouflage case… in case you need to hide the phone from bears or something.
AT&T says the phone can survive a dip in up to 3 feet of water for up to a half hour. And since it meets the MIL-SDT-810G shock resistance standard, it can also survive a fall of about 4 feet onto a flat surface.
The Galaxy S6 Active will be available for $23.17 over 30 monthly payments with the AT&T Next program, $28.96 per month over 24 months, or $34.75 over 20 payments. If you do the math, you’ll discover that means you’ll end up paying $695 for the phone.
For a limited time though, AT&T will offer users a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 when they buy a Galaxy S6 Active and sign up for a 2-year agreement, as well as the option to get a wireless charging pad for 50 percent off the list price.