There’s more interest in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active now than ever thanks to a lack of certain features in the company’s flagship phone line.
Its desirable specs are finally coming into focus via an allegedly leaked set of photos, one of the front and another of the back of the Android device, both care ofGSM Arena.
The back of the S6 Active looks to be more rugged, and with that comes an almost certainly sealed, waterproof design. It also moves the S6 speaker from the front to the back.
This contrasts with the glass-backed Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that are among the best phones available, but are not waterproof.
This little fact has made the jump from the older Galaxy S5 to the new phones tough for some long-time Samsung fans.
Extra battery and microSD
It’s more than rugged good looks that Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is supposed to be rocking. A longer battery life of 3,500mAh will last longer than the S6’s 2,600mAh capacity.
Although not visible from the leaked photos, this tougher S6 variant is also supposed to carry a microSD card slot, a sorely missed feature dropped in the S5-to-S6 transition.
With waterproof, microSD, more battery life and a tougher build quality onboard, this year’s Samsung Active S6 is shaping up to be more distinct than its mainstream counterpart.
Maybe Samsung can win back disillusioned customers before they jump to the LG G4 or another Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone.