AT&T Gets Samsung's Galaxy S6 Active Water-Resistant Phone June 12
Built for smartphone users who are tough on their phones, the Galaxy S6 Active is water-resistant down to 5 feet for less than 30 minutes.Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 Active smartphone, which adds water-resistance, shock protection and dust and dirt infiltration safeguards to the company's flagship Galaxy S6 phone models, will be available through AT&T starting June 12. The S6 Active is enclosed in an IP68-certified casing that is water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, shock-resistant and dust-proof, creating a phone that active consumers can use safely, even when exposed to harsh conditions. The Galaxy S6 Active has 32GB of storage and will be available through ATT.com and in AT&T stores in camo white, camo blue or gray. AT&T customers can buy the smartphone for $0 down under an AT&T Next 24 plan for payments of $23.17 a month for 30 months (total $695.10), or under a Next 18 plan for payments of $28.96 a month for 24 months (total $695.04). Also available is a Next 12 plan with payments of $34.75 a month for 20 payments (total $695). The S6 Active is the third model in the Galaxy S6 line. The standard Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones went on sale in 20 countries, including in the United States, on April 10 to take on Apple's ultra-successful iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets, which debuted in September 2014. The S6 Edge features an innovative display, which wraps around both sides of the handset.
Like the original S6 models, the new S6 Active has a chassis made of aircraft-grade aluminum, as well as a 5.1-inch, quad HD Super AMOLED display. The phones are covered on both sides by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Galaxy S6 series also includes Samsung's latest 14nm technology, 64- bit Exynos 7 processors, which have eight cores and use less power while providing higher performance than previous chips made with 20nm manufacturing processes. Android 5.0 runs on both devices.