Sunday , August 19 2018


The next evolution in Samsung’s Galaxy S Active range appears to have made an appearance in the states, with an AT&T branded device said to be a Galaxy S6 Active stopping by for a sneaky photo. Continuing the range’s styling, the rugged black exterior and physical buttons below the display remain.

The images from GSMArena don’t show too much of a change from the previous Galaxy S5 Active, though it’s likely the improved fingerprint reader featured on the Galaxy S6 range won’t make its way to the active counterpart — there’s no sign of a fingerprint reader in the images.

Sadly, beyond the photos, there’s little information to share for would be Active buyers; they have an anonymous source who claims the device will feature a mammoth 3,500mAh battery, and otherwise the same hardware as the Galaxy S6. Of course, this rumour is US-centric so there may not be a new Active handset in Australia for a little while, but it was around this time last year we met the Galaxy S5 Active, so there might not be too long after all.

Source: GSMArena.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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no sign of a fingerprint reader in the images so that is a disappointment. As when hands free, it allows quick access and eyes on the road!!!!!

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