Is there anything Samsung could have done to the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to make them any better? The new phones feature unrivaled components and performance, the best Super AMOLED smartphone display on the planet, and a fresh new design that replaces plastic with glass and metal.
But there are some features from older Galaxy S models that many users were angered to find missing from the new S6 family, such as a user replaceable battery and microSD expansion. While it’s unclear if we’ll ever see those options on a Galaxy S6 variant, another sorely missed feature should appear on a new, unannounced Galaxy S6 model that could launch soon.
An non-removable battery can be addressed with portable battery chargers and cloud storage solutions address the issue of potentially skimpy on board storage, but there’s one feature missing from the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge that can’t be fixed quite as easily.
Unlike some earlier Galaxy models, the new S6 and S6 edge are not waterproof or ruggedized.
Users who were particularly disappointed to find out that Samsung’s new flagship phones weren’t water and dust resistant will be happy to learn that a new version will seemingly soon be released. The “Galaxy S6 Active” is reportedly a ruggedized version of the sleek new smartphone, and its specs have just been revealed by SamMobile.
According to the blog, the S6 Active will feature specs that are quite similar to the original, including the same 5.1-inch quad HD display, octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32+ GB of onboard storage and 16-megapixel main camera. The dimensions of the device will now be 73.6 x 146.9 x 8.8 mm rather than 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm, which is what the original S6 measures, and the phone will feature a larger 3,500 mAh battery.
According to the report, the Galaxy S6 Active will launch in the coming months on AT&T.