I'm sure you've seen commercials for Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphones, both the normal version and the Edge model with the wraparound screen, or maybe you went out and bought one. They're very nice phones and give the iPhone a run for its money.
However, for some people these and other smartphones are a problem. Maybe you chronically drop your gadgets, have kids or dogs that knock your phone off the table, or work at a job where your phone is going to take abuse. Your expensive S6 might not last as long as you hope.
That's why after every new Galaxy smartphone release, Samsung comes out with a "rugged" model, and the S6 is no exception. Of course, it isn't out yet, but a leaked manual gives us the complete picture.
Say hello to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The basic specs are the same as the regular S6, from the 5.1-inch screen with a massive 2560 x 1440 resolution to the 16-megapixel camera.
However, it trades the sleek glass back and smooth edges for a tougher material with raised corner bumpers. That makes it a bit uglier, but looks aren't everything.
The front touch screen buttons on the S6 have been replaced with physical buttons, and there's no fingerprint scanner. In addition to surviving falls, the Active line is often water resistant as well.
There's no word on when the S6 Active will arrive or how much it will cost. Still, if you need a high-end rugged smartphone, keep an eye out for it.