Samsung Galaxy S6 Active with massive battery comes to AT&T June 12

Leading an active lifestyle? The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Active might fit in, even though it's a little thicker than Samsung's current flagship due to a bigger battery.
Written by Kevin Tofel, Contributor

It's becoming common for Samsung to release a flagship Android handset and then follow up a few months later with a more rugged version.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active won't likely surprise as a result but AT&T is already showing off the phone with a video overview and sales set to begin on June 12.

The Android 5.0.2 handset obviously shares many of the same hardware components as the standard Galaxy S6, but there's one huge difference: A massive 3500mAh battery.

That makes the phone thicker, of course, so you won't get the thin profile of the traditional Galaxy S6 with the Active version.

For some, that's a small price to pay for longer battery life. And of course, being an "Active" model, the phone is ready for the elements: The casing is IP68 is water resistant up to 1.5 meters for a half-hour, shock resistant, and dust proof.

Samsung's Exynos 7420 Octa-core 64-bit chip powers the Galaxy S6 Active, which comes with 32 GB of storage capacity, a 16 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front image sensor, and 5.1-inch, Quad HD resolution Super AMOLED screen. The new handset supports HD Voice services through the carrier.

AT&T will offer the Galaxy S6 Active in Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray colors for $0 down and $23.17 a month for 30 months through its Next program. You can also spread the payments out over 24 months for $28.96 or 20 months at $34.75.

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