Anonymous, 12 Mar 2015The XPeria Z series did always have a bigger body and bigger bezels though, like the Active ve... moreBigger bezels, yes..but not to the extent of Active models. Remember that from Z2 there are also dual front speakers.
Also Z series is definitely not "rugged"
Anonymous, 12 Mar 2015The entire Xperia Z series managed to keep both form and function.
Z4 even have a waterpro... moreThe XPeria Z series did always have a bigger body and bigger bezels though, like the Active versions of the Galaxy S series.
The difference is that Samsung is doing both a slim version and a slightly more rugged version.
I really love the hardware specs, I hope this is real. And I wish it has the micro-sd option. Please Samsung,before I move to HTC M9.
If the hardware specs will be the same as flagship and IP67 rating - this is perfect for me!
thecalmcritic, 12 Mar 2015........that's why this is a separate variant called ACTIVE **facepalm** You can't expect the ... moreThe entire Xperia Z series managed to keep both form and function.
Z4 even have a waterproof naked usb port, so why not Galaxy series?
phone fan, 12 Mar 2015Why does Samsung just make s6 practical, removable back, microsd, upgraded specs. Give consum... moreBecause it seems Samsung doesn't have the skills to do so like Sony. They can't keep a phone water resistant while maintaining its elegance factors.
This is why they have to develop the "Active" variant with the bumped-up body frame.
What Samsung could have done with the S6: Give consumers more choice and expand their own market size..
1. Launch the Galaxy S6 in 2 variants, one with the GG4 on both sides with no removable battery, and no card slot.. and one variant with aluminium frame, but no glass at the back, use maybe what they do on the Note 4, pack in a removable monster battery, with a card slot! Consumers looking for looks could buy the former, and those who cant do without removable battery, SD card, and willing to compromise on looks, would have bought the latter..
2. Instead of launching the S6 edge along with the S6.. wait for LG G4 and the others to launch.. then once the S6 is done dominating the market, drop the S6 edge as a surprise..that would have enabled them to further strengthen their market share..
A lost opportunity.. but let's hope they launch an S6 with removable battery and a card slot, at some time this year..
The back cover will obviously be removable, so the battery should be too, and there should be an sd slot. If the battery is really 3500 with the same specifications as S6, this will be the perfect phone
Finally, they'l make the phone S6 should have been, with no ridiculous compromises
False. Not full specs, the article cannot provide any info on the battery and micro SD slot. Let just wait and see
Why does Samsung just make s6 practical, removable back, microsd, upgraded specs. Give consumers options to make our own decisions. Freeeeeedom, from apple domination.
MasEnha, 12 Mar 2015Please don't destroy the S6/edge beauty design.WTF you babble about????
"The one thing that will reportedly change is battery capacity, rumored to come in at a whopping 3,500 mAh."
Hope this turns out to be true. In fact I'd recommend this alone as a factor that makes this Active as the best S6 ugly or not.
AnonD-312360, 12 Mar 2015What will be the weight of this device ? I hope the bumped up battery doesnt start a huge dis... moreThere's a couple of Lenovo phones w/ 4000mAh batts and yet no one seems to complain about weight. And if some of them do, they have no business of using an "active" phone in the 1st place.
MasEnha, 12 Mar 2015Please don't destroy the S6/edge beauty design.........that's why this is a separate variant called ACTIVE **facepalm** You can't expect the same metal + glass construction for higher IP ratings.