The newly announced Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport from Sprint has more than one trait common with the AT&T-exclusive S5 Active, but the yellow carrier has nonetheless decided to give it a different name. That’s because it’s marketing the phone as a health and fitness-focused device rather than a rugged one.
Set to be made available in electric blue and cherry red shades on July 25, this Samsung handset of course includes the heart-rate monitor of the original S5 but excludes its fingerprint scanner. The military-grade S5 Sport is also IP67 water and dust resistant.
The device will be the first to get a special Sprint Fit Live software package which will also be delivered to other Android handsets from the carrier later this year. This will include a one-year free MapMyFitness MVP account as well as 6 months of free Spotify premium access. Sprint Fit Live will also provide detailed contextual health and fitness content.
Here’s a neat look at the specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport:
– Display: 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED panel
– Processor: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
– Platform: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Connectivity: 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC,
– Camera: 16MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2800mAh
– Dimensions: 5.72 x 2.89 x 0.35 inches
– Weight: 170 grams
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport will be sold at $650 off-contract by Sprint, whereas it will also be purchasable at $27 per month for two years thanks to the carrier’s Easy Pay plan. For a limited period of time after the phone’s July 25 release, its buyers will be offered a $50 discount on the Gear Fit.