• Samsung Galaxy S6 Active


    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active features the same 5.1-inch screen that the regular Galaxy S6 is offering. The rugged version of Samsung's latest flagship handset is powered by the same octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, offering a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory is included. However, the Galaxy S6 Active has a bigger battery (3500 mAh), measuring 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm - thus being a bit larger and thicker than both the S6 and S6 edge.

    This device is also known as Samsung SM-G890


    • Supports wireless charging
    • Rugged device


    • 32GB basic storage (not expandable)

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    Size: 5.1 inches
    Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
    Technology: Super AMOLED
    Screen-to-body: 66.27 %
    Colors: 16 777 216
    Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
    Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


    System chip: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
    Processor: Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
    GPU: Mali-T760 MP8
    Internal storage: 32GB, available to use: 23 GB, not expandable
    Device type: Smartphone
    OS: Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop) Screenshots


    Capacity: 3500 mAh
    Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
    Charging: Qi wireless charging


    Rear: Single camera Camera samples
    Main camera: 16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
    Specifications: Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
    Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
    Features: OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
    Front: 5 MP (HDR)
    Dimensions: 5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
    Weight: 5.29 oz (150.0 g)
    Materials: Back: Plastic
    Resistance: Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
    Features: Notification light
    Keys: Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
    Colors: Gray, Blue, White


    LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
    UMTS: 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
    Data Speed: LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
    SIM type: Nano SIM
    HD Voice: Yes


    Headphones: 3.5mm jack
    Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
    Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
    Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share
    Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation, Video recording

    Connectivity & Features

    Bluetooth: 4.1
    Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
    USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
    Features: Mass storage device, Charging
    Location: GPS, A-GPS
    Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer
    Other: NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
    Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3

    Phone features

    Notifications: Haptic feedback, (MP3)
    Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

    Regulatory Approval

    FCC approval:
    Date approved: May 12, 2015
    FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link
    Measured SAR:
    Head: 0.29 W/kg
    Body: 0.17 W/kg
    Simultaneous Transmission: 1.58 W/kg
    Wireless Router: 0.40 W/kg


    Officially announced: Jun 08, 2015
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