Samsung has launched a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy S6, the S6 Active. The new device is exclusively available through AT&T in the US and has a very similar specification to the standard S6. Android 5.02 Lollipop is powered by a 64-bit octa-core processor and images can be viewed and composed on a 5.1-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel-density of 577 ppi.

In the camera department the S6 Active comes with the same 16MP resolution on the back and 5MP at the front as the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but there is no talk of an optical image stabilization system. Images and video can be saved on 32GB of built-in storage but unfortunately there is no card slot. At 3,500 mAh the S6 Active battery actually has a higher capacity than the standard models which should allow for outdoor trips without the need to carry an external battery.

Of course the main reason to choose the S6 Active over its S6 or S6 Edge cousins is its ruggedness, making it suitable for all sorts of sports and outdoor activities. The phone is shockproof and IP68 certified, meaning it is dust and water resistant up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. It's also MIL-STD-810G certified which means it can withstand salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock.

If the S6 Active is just what you've been waiting for you'll be able to buy one in July for $695 off-contract or $200 with an AT&T two-year plan. The device will be available in Camo White, Camo Blue or Gray.