AT&T on Monday kicked off the week by announcing the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. Slated to touch down later this week (June 12), the phone is a designed to withstand water, dust, drops, and other moderate abuse.
The phone features many of the same specifications found in the standard flagship model, including the 5.1-inch Quad HD display and 16-megapixel rear camera.
Thanks to its IP68 rating, the Active is built for rugged and demanding lifestyles. As such, the 3500mAh battery is a significant boost over the traditional S6 and should be more than enough to keep you from heading back inside for a charge.
Powered by Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, the Galaxy S6 includes an app called Activity Zone which functions as a shortcut to a number of outdoors-related tools. Included in the app are one-tap access to a compass, flashlight, weather, and more.
AT&T will offer the Galaxy S6 Active in three color options: Gray, Camo Blue, and Camo White. Pricing is $199 with a two-year contract or $695 outright. Qualified customers can buy the phone on an AT&T Next Plan. By doing so, costs shake out as so:
$23.17 with 30 device payments on Next SM 24
$28.96 per month at 24 payments on Next 18
$34.75 per month at 20 payments on Next 12
For a limited time AT&T is offering a couple of promotions alongside the Galaxy A6 Active. The wireless charging pad is 50% off with the purchase of the smartphone on a Next plan or two-year service agreement.
Additionally, customers can score the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 for free with a two year agreement. The catch is that you must buy the smartphone via AT&T Next installment and the tablet with a 2-yr agreement and activate wireless service on both devices.