AT&T lifted the wraps on Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Active, a new version of the vendor’s flagship device “designed to withstand the bumps and bruises of everyday life”. Just like its predecessor, the S4 Active, the S5 Active also has dust proof casing, water resistance and shock resistance with its IP67 and MIL-spec 810G certification.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is pretty much the same as the original S5 with a exterior exception. It is still the same 5.1-inch device with a 1080p Super AMOLED, powered by a speedy Snapdragon 801 chipset and Adreno 330 graphics. It is expected to have atleast 16GB of onboard storage, with a microSD expansion up to 128GB. However, the added durability has made the device slightly thicker.
But there’s also one noticeable feature that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has done without in favor of its ruggedized form; there’s no fingerprint sensor here. The front capacitive buttons have also been replaced by physical ones, while a side button has been added as a shortcut for launching outdoor-related apps.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is only available for now through AT&T in North America for $200 with a two-year contract or a staggering $715 w/o contract. No word on international availability. If you buy the phone you also get a 50% discount on the Gear Fit. The phone is available in Camo Green, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red.