Galaxy S6 Active leaks again in official press photos

The Galaxy S6 Active is coming soon. Photo: evleaks

The Galaxy S6 Active is coming soon. Photo: evleaks

If blurry hands-on photos of the Galaxy S6 Active couldn’t convince you the device was on its way, perhaps these leaked press renders will.

The shots confirm the design of the S6 Active, which — as expected — is much more robust than the regular Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Gone is the sleek, chamfered aluminum and shiny glass back panel, and in comes what appears to be a plastic form factor with thick, rugged sides.

The press renders were published by the ever-reliable @evleaks, so we have no doubts about their authenticity. Based on the information on the lock screen, it looks like the S6 Active will get its official unveiling on June 5 at an event in New York.

While it may look nothing like its siblings, the S6 Active is expected to be very similar internally, with the same 5.1-inch Quad HD display, Exynos 7420 processor, and 16-megapixel camera. However, it is expected to have a larger battery, and a microSD card slot, which is missing from the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

The S6 Active is also expected to be water-resistant — like last year’s Galaxy S5 — which gives it another small but important (for many) advantage over Samsung’s other flagships.