With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge having hit the market, the Korean giant looks to be prepping up for the release of the Galaxy S6 Active; the company’s more rugged smartphone after the Galaxy S5 Active of last year. While Samsung is yet to reveal what the phone would look like, this latest leak of images seems to do a convincing enough job.
It was just yesterday when the Internet saw what the S6 Active could look like in a leaked photo that went viral online. A day later, today that is, Evan Blass (@evleaks), a well known source for gadget leaks has just tweeted some press renderings of the Galaxy S6 Active which appear to be AT&T branded, suggesting that the images were part of some future marketing effort by the carrier. In addition to the AT&T logo at the back of the leaked device, is the presence of the Galaxy S6 Active marking as well.
The images show the phone dressed in two different colors: white and black, with a digital camouflage pattern running on the back of the device. From the design perspective not much seems to have changed as Samsung retains the Galaxy S5 Active’s aesthetics to mould the S6 Active, including the physical buttons. The phone will be water and dust proof, typical of the Active lineup from the the company and should include pretty much every feature the Galaxy S6 has to offer but this does remain unconfirmed though. What the S6 Active will be missing out on for sure, will be the fingerprint Sensor, with many remaining skeptical about support for wireless charging as well.
If you look closely, the speaker seems to have been moved to the back yet again as opposed to the S6 and S6 Edges’s bottom mounted one, but if you thought that this would muffle the sound when placed on a flat surface, it won’t; the waterproofing case around the phone will keep the speaker grill elevated. The S6 Active has also been touted as having a significantly larger battery than its conventional counterparts, given the overall larger size of the device, but this notion remains unconfirmed as well.
Samsung is yet to announce when the Galaxy S6 Active could hit the markets, and likewise there seems to be no word on the price tag the phone will be carrying once it’s out.
(Source: Evleaks [Twitter])