Earlier this week, we saw purported press images and some live shots of Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S6 Active. However, this time around the South Korean smartphone maker has confirmed the existence of the handset by listing it on its Samsung Plus program page with other eligible devices.
The firm, while explaining what Samsung Plus is all about on its dedicated web page, also showed a table mentioning the Galaxy S6 Active alongside the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung’s open-mention about the rugged smartphone might mean the Galaxy S6 Active’s launch is round the corner. The firm however, has not yet mentioned anything about the handset except the name.
Samsung Plus is a value added reward point program for US-based Samsung smartphone and tablet users, and points can be redeemed against various offers. The listing on the Samsung Plus program page was first spotted by Android Central.
Previously the handset was seen in two Black and White camouflage colour schemes in an alleged press image leaked by noted tipster @evleaks. As per the image, the handset seems to miss out on fingerprint sensor as it features three physical buttons – Home, Back and Multi-Window.
Another report mentioned the Galaxy S6 Active to sport a model number SM-G890A and pack a 3500mAh battery, which is 950mAh more than the Samsung Galaxy S6. Besides the increased battery capacity, the handset is expected to equip mostly the same specifications as the Galaxy S6.
It can also be safely assumed that like its predecessors, the Galaxy S6 Active will be dustproof, shock-resistant, and water-resistant, apart from featuring a water-resistant earphone jack so one can use earphones even during wet conditions.
Now that the Galaxy S6 Active has surfaced online, it does spark rumours for other variants as well such as Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Zoom