15 Jun 2015
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active: The new ruggedised smartphone

By Catherine Knowles

Samsung has begun launching its Galaxy S6 Active smartphone, which is targeted toward athletes and outdoorsy people with greater endurance, water resistance and longer battery life.

Overall, the phone has similar software features and provides similar performance to the Galaxy S6.

However, it has a reinforced case, ‘military-grade’ 810G-certified durability and is waterproof up to five feet for 30 minutes. It’s also shock resistant, which means a user can drop the phone from four feet up without incurring damage.

Also primed for the adventure types, the S6 Active comes with an ‘Activity Zone’, which is a one-stop app with access to a number of tools and features for the outdoors, including the flashlight, compass, stopwatch and health tracking features.

It also has an advanced 3500 mAh battery, with a USB 2.0 adaptive fast charging and Qi wireless output. The phone’s quick charging capabilities can provide a 30% charge in 15 minutes.

The new smartphone has a 5.1-inch Super Amoled display with a 16 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel wide-angle front facing camera.

Samsung’s S6 Active works on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz and is powered by the Octa-core 4x2.1GHz + 4x1.5GHz 64-bit nm Samsung Exynos processor.

It has 32GB non-expandable storage and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM.

The phone will be available in white, blue and grey, and pricing has not yet been announced. 

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