Friday , October 20 2017

Galaxy S6 Active to be released with microSD card

Samsung
Samsung is hot at the moment, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge about to drop in a number of markets, but both the phones are missing key features that the Galaxy S5 had – and some users still want. The big ones of course are the microSD card slot and removeable battery, the other is the waterproofing that the S5 introduced, but a Galaxy S6 Active is apparently going to fix all these.

According to a user on reddit, who spoke with a Samsung employee in Europe, the Galaxy S6 Active will have a microSD card slot – along with the removeable battery, with the design reminiscent of the Galaxy XCover 3:

The Galaxy S6 Active will also have hardware buttons and similar spec to the Galaxy S6, so Octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB RAM but it may get a drop on the camera but will probably maintain the Optical Image Stabilisation. The phone will also come sans Fingerprint reader – probably a natural thing to do with a phone designed to be used in a more ‘rugged’ fashion and there won’t be a heart rate sensor.

According to the reddit user, the Galaxy S6 Active is definitely coming and it should arrive around mid-year (Mid-Summer 2015 actually). What we also have to look at is that though the Galaxy S4 Active made it to Australia, the Galaxy S5 Active did not – so whether we’ll see a Galaxy S6 Active released here even if it’s launched is something that’s yet to be made clear. Still, it’s nice to dream.

Do you like ‘Active’ versions of phones?

 
Source: reddit.

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