The onslaught of leaks and hands-on videos of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has left us with nothing new to discover about the smartphone, but the information provided back them does have some inaccuracies. With the handset now official on AT&T, we can confirm all of its features and also detail its ruggedized design.
First and foremost, the latest Active model doesn’t have a larger display. The screen size is still the same 5.1 inches and the company is utilizing its 1080p AMOLED panel. As AT&T notes, the handset is designed to tackle the bumps and bruises of everyday life and that’s about it. Apart from the extra protection, there’s nothing new in the phone. It has the same IP67 water- and dust-resistant design as the original and not IP68 certification as previously rumored.
The casing does make it shock-resistant as well, and there’s an extra button on the side, the convenience key, which provides quick access to important applications. The phone comes with three physical buttons on the front panel and there’s no mention of the fingerprint sensor being onboard. However, the heart rate monitor is included on the rear.
Here are the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active:
– Platform: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED panel
– Processor: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC,
– Camera: 2MP front, 16MP rear
– Battery: 2800mAh
– Dimensions: 5.72 x 2.89 x 0.35 inches
– Weight: 170 grams
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is already up for grabs in the US for $199.99 with a 2-year contract, $35.75 with the Next 12 plan or $714.99 at full retail. AT&T is offering the handset in multiple color options including one with a camo military design on the rear.