Bad news for Samsung Galaxy S6 Active in South Africa

It does not look like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is coming to South Africa anytime soon, MTN and Vodacom have told MyBroadband.

Samsung revealed the device on 8 June, stating that the Galaxy S6 Active will be IP68 and Mil-STD-810G compliant.

This means that it is dust proof, shock resistant against drops up to 1.22m, and water resistant down to 1.5m for up to 30 minutes.

MTN said it has no plans to bring the S6 Active into South Africa, but it will make an announcement if there are any new developments in this regard.

Vodacom said the device is exclusive to North America for now, and no local stock is available.

Cell C said it could only provide information on whether it would offer the Galaxy S6 Active at a later stage.

The S6 Active is set to launch on AT&T on 12 June. No prepaid, off-contract, or “unlocked” prices were announced.

In addition to its protection ratings, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active features a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 32GB of internal storage, an octa-core processor, and a 3,500mAh battery with wireless charging support.

The specifications of the device are summarised in the table below, and are compared against the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Operating system Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Android 5.0 Android 5.0
Display 5.1″ QHD (1440×2560) 5.1″ QHD (1440×2560) 5.1″ QHD (1440×2560)
Rear camera 16MP 16MP 16MP
Front camera 5MP 5MP 5MP
Storage, internal 32GB 32/64/128GB 32/64/128GB
Processor 64-bit octa-core 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420
Battery 3,500mAh 2,600mAh 2,550mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+

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