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The 64GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is now available through AT&T

Nov 30, 2015 10:34 PM EST

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 active has had a colored history in its short lifespan as a smartphone. Apart from being the redo version of the original S6 that (still) does not support a microSD slot and an internal battery that you can’t take out, it’s only now that a 64GB variant is available for purchase. At this late in the game, will it be enough to salvage some of the sales?

AT&T has started offering the 64GB variant for as low as $23.17 per month. Meanwhile, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 is slated to be released on the first quarter of 2016 and most people believe that this new variant may very well be ignored. But if you feel that the bloatware on your 32GB model is a dealbreaker, this new release might just give you a little bit more of a breathing room.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is basically the same as the original S6, wrapped in a sturdier frame. This means that it’s a little bit bigger at 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 in) compared to the original’s 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm (5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in) dimensions. It is also heavier at 150 g (5.29 oz). Because of the respec in physical dimensions, the Active also has a smaller screen to body ratio from its original counter part. Apart from that, the insides are all the same. (Credits to GSM Arena for the specs)

The community has no shortage of speculations on what Samsung was thinking when they designed this particular series and coming out with a same phone with a bigger memory only makes sense to a very narrow (or non-existent) target audience. There are deals that allow you to upgrade your phone, but doing so in a 4-month period, when the new S7 comes out, seem a little excessive. Then again, it might be enough to, at the very least, push the S6 Active stocks.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 active has had a colored history in its short lifespan as a smartphone. Apart from being the redo version of the original S6 that (still) does not support a microSD slot and an internal battery that you can’t take out, it’s only now that a 64GB variant is available for purchase. At this late in the game, will it be enough to salvage some of the sales?

AT&T has started offering the 64GB variant for as low as $23.17 per month. Meanwhile, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 is slated to be released on the first quarter of 2016 and most people believe that this new variant may very well be ignored. But if you feel that the bloatware on your 32GB model is a dealbreaker, this new release might just give you a little bit more of a breathing room.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is basically the same as the original S6, wrapped in a sturdier frame. This means that it’s a little bit bigger at 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 in) compared to the original’s 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm (5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in) dimensions. It is also heavier at 150 g (5.29 oz). Because of the respec in physical dimensions, the Active also has a smaller screen to body ratio from its original counter part. Apart from that, the insides are all the same. (Credits to GSM Arena for the specs)

The community has no shortage of speculations on what Samsung was thinking when they designed this particular series and coming out with a same phone with a bigger memory only makes sense to a very narrow (or non-existent) target audience. There are deals that allow you to upgrade your phone, but doing so in a 4-month period, when the new S7 comes out, seem a little excessive. Then again, it might be enough to, at the very least, push the S6 Active stocks.

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