The rugged variant could arrive in November.
Much has been said about the small batteries that powered Samsung’s initial 2015 flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ raised similar concerns. The Note 5 has been criticized for having a smaller battery than its predecessor, but it turns out that a previous rumor about the device sporting a giant 4,100 mAh battery could come true in the form of a Galaxy Note 5 Active.
The Galaxy S6 Active came out sporting considerably more battery power than the regular Galaxy S6, and according to PhoneArena, the same will be the case for the Galaxy Note 5 Active, which could launch in November (week 46). Being an Active model, it will also be IP68-certified for water and dust resistance, which would be a first for Samsung’s phablet flagship lineup. Like the Active versions of Galaxy S devices, the Note 5 Active would launch on AT&T in the U.S..
While a Galaxy Note 5 Active would be an interesting device, it remains to be seen if Samsung is actually working on it. The company is limiting the launch of the Note 5 to a small handful of markets, and if it isn’t sure people want the standard model of the stylus-toting flagship, it would probably not want to launch an even more limited variant. With the Galaxy Note 5 (and the Galaxy S6 edge+) having gone official very recently, there’s a lot of time for Galaxy Note 5 Active details to crop up online, unless it’s a rumor without any base in reality.