The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are beautiful but it lacks a couple of creature comfort features like microSD card support, water resistance and a user replaceable battery. If you need a phone to withstand the elements, the Galaxy S6 active with a more rugged exterior will be introduced later on. You can expect similar specs like processor, RAM and storage from its more elegant Galaxy S6 models on the Galaxy S6 active.
For those craving for more expandable storage, the Galaxy S6 active is rumoured to come with a microSD slot. A source claims to have gotten this from a Samsung rep in Europe and there’s an on going discussion on reddit.
He added that while the specs are similar to the standard Galaxy S6, it will get physical buttons at the front, which is similar to is current active variants of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. This gives it a usable advantage over typical capacitive buttons but that also means it will lose out on having a fingerprint sensor. The camera apparently will be a notch below the current 16MP shooter on the Galaxy S6 but it would still come with Optical Image Stabilisation. Another likely omission would be its heart rate/UV sensor that’s usually mounted at the back next to its camera.
But at least there would be a microSD slot, which is good news for those who want to fit in an extra 64GB or 128GB microSD to store more videos offline. With regards to the battery, the Galaxy S6 active is likely to be non-removable as well but if the earlier rumours are true, it may have a huge 3,500mAh unit which should last more than a day of use. The Galaxy S6 active is expected to be released in Mid-summer which is somewhere in July.