Is the Samsung Zenzero the Galaxy S6 Active we’ve all been waiting for? [RUMOR]


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There is a vocal collective of folks out there refusing to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge because it isn’t waterproof. But what about an “Active” variant? We’re all patiently waiting and hoping for Samsung to announce it, and we may have just gotten our first indication that it’s being readied.

A trusted source of ours revealed that a “Samsung Zenzero” device has been spotted in the visitor logs of a wide-known Android app. The details on the device are scarce, though the hit did reveal that it was running Android 5.1, has a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440, and a pixel density of 560. That would figure to be around 5.2 inches of display if our math is right, which is not quite large enough to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 that’s been spotted as the Samsung “Zen” in separate leaks.

samsung zenzero infoAnother interesting fact to consider is that the device has “zero” in its codename. If you don’t remember, Samsung’s plans to revamp the design and build of their smartphones starting with the Samsung Galaxy S6 was internally referred to as “Project Zero.” Could be a mere coincidence, though it could be evidence of a new variant of the original “Project Zero” device hiding in plain sight.

The timing is also interesting considering we have recently seen supposedly official renders of an AT&T-branded Samsung Galaxy S6 Active from a separate trustworthy source. The device we were shown looks like your typical rugged Samsung smartphone, complete with bolts on the rear and physical navigation buttons. Our source also tells us it’s a bit underwhelming to be a Galaxy S6 variant, noting that it’s more like an improved Samsung Galaxy S5.

It’s not out of the question to suggest Samsung is quietly working to introduce this thing in the near future, and it’s not strange that we haven’t heard anything official about it. Samsung has kept quiet on plans to make “Active” variants of previous models up until weeks before availability, so there’s no reason to believe they aren’t going to do the same thing this time around.

That’s the extent of our knowledge for now, but we’ll certainly be digging for more. Let us know if you’ve been holding out on buying the Samsung Galaxy S6 in hopes that Samsung is working on something that can take a beating or two.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Yep not buying anything until s6 active is announced, or note 5, whatever comes first. s6 is friggin sweet, but way too expensive for lacking sd card, waterproofing, and removable battery. I would consider an s6 only if it was on a major sale, like 150 for the 64gb model on 2 year contract with VZ. 300 plus tax and activation on 2 year contract, yeah, not a chance. My s4 is rocking with the lollipop still, over 2 years old, s6 isnt nearly enough of an upgrade to justify 300 bones. S6 active though…waterproofing with the s6 camera and sd card slot would sell me on 200$ with 2 year contract.

  2. The S6 Active sounds too good to be true (higher-capacity, removable battery + microSD slot + waterproofing) which means it’s probably been a overhyped a bit. But I am indeed waiting for an official release of both the S6 and Note 5 until I decide if I want to upgrade this year from my One M8.

    Also, where are these supposed renders you saw, Quentyn?

    1. I was given renders from a legit source. We are not allowed to post them at this time.

      1. Fair enough, thanks for responding. Can you at least comment on whether it looks similar to the Xcover 3 or S5 Active?

        1. Very similar to the S5 Active.

          1. Well… that’s not the most butt-ugly phone around. But I would hope that having the moniker “ZenZero” (if that’s what its codename is) would mean a design update. Not expecting a glass back like the S6, but a “rugged” aluminum body would be nice…

      2. Derek, I’ll give you five kiwis if you post the images.

        1. I’ll throw in a banana.

          1. Screw it, add some cheeseburgers!


          2. Search the Google; renders are now leaked.

        2. Kiwis eh?

    1. Thanks Ricky! *Gives Ricky two hash coins*

  3. Waiting to see if s6 active has removable battery and/or sd slot – not waiting to long – may just buy the LG G4 is samsung takes to long.

  4. i don’t need the “rugged” looking back though – a nice slender plastic back would be nice.

  5. Holding out for sd slot. don’t like the rugged case so much, hoping for a Verizon version too.

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