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AT&T Finally Announces the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active With 3,500mAh Battery (Updated)

Well, they sort of did through YouTube. Unless they pull this  video, we will go ahead and assume that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is now official for AT&T.

As we expected, this is very much a Galaxy S6 only with an “active” body and special set of features. It still includes a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (577ppi), Samsung’s Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit processor, 32GB internal storage, and 16MP/5MP cameras. But, it does also feature a big ol’ 3500mAh battery and a quick launch action button on its left side, so you can quickly pull up a flashlight, compass, or other goodies from the phone’s “Activity Zone.” 

The GS6 Active is rated IP68 for water resistance and dust proofing, comes with camouflage designs, should withstand a drop or ten, thanks to its protective casing, and runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. From what we can tell, the phone does not include a micro SD slot or removable battery, but that shouldn’t surprise you.

We are still waiting for AT&T to post the press release with details on availability and pricing. We will update this post when that happens.

Update:  AT&T has a landing page created for the device that only mentions it as “coming soon.” It does confirm that wireless charging is on board.

Update 2:  The details are in. The Galaxy S6 Active is available this Friday, June 12, online or in AT&T stores. The phone comes in Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray (no camo!) for $199 with a 2-year contract. If you for at AT&T Next plan, you will spend $23.17 per month for 30 payments with Next 24, $28.96 for 24 payments with Next 18, or $34.75 for 20 payments with Next 12.

Update 3:  Your Galaxy S6 Active specs.

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