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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870x) Headed to AT&T, Sprint, and Others According to Leaker

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In true Samsung fashion, it appears we have yet another device on the horizon. evleaks took to Twitter recently to state that the Galaxy S5 Active, model SM-G870x will land on AT&T, Sprint, and a few other unlisted carriers. 

Last year’s Galaxy S4 Active saw quite a few issues, with many reports out there of people not sealing the device properly, then dunking the phone in pools and tanks, then getting water damage. Let’s hope Samsung fixed the issue and has made the sealing of this new Active device much easier.

The only real question Samsung needs to answer is, why does this device exist? If the Galaxy S5 is already water resistant (IP67) and dust proof, what does the Active bring to the table?

There’s a video floating around of the GS5 being completely submerged in water for about 30 minutes, coming out of a fish tank working just fine. The only other thing the Active could bring is a completely shock resistant body to protect against falls and drops.

It will be interesting to see how Samsung promotes this device against the Galaxy S5.

Via: @evleaks
  • FelisLachesis

    Shatterproof glass?

    One can dream… *sigh*

  • a) youth.in.asia

    At this point it’s just the 3 hardware buttons

  • Al-Burrit0

    Samsung will market the heart rate monitor for the S5 and the Active will be used to market the water resistant and dust proof. Selling you the same phone basically with lowered specs.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    I think they will need to up the ante beyond IP67 to justify this phone’s existence. They will need to go for IP68 (up to 3m).

  • reyalP

    I think everyone has forgotten about the S5 lineup by now. Don’t build hype about a phone and have a hiatus between announcement and actual release. Especially, with other phones being announce and released in between that timeframe.

    • https://twitter.com/KryptosXLayer2 KryptosXLayer2

      Yeah, you’re right, it’s not like Samsung will sell 60+ million of these things like they did the SIII and S4…………

      /sarcasm

      • Dave

        100 million globally, I saw recently. The joke is on them Haha.

      • jimbob

        Whatever. We all know that everyone in the world who buys a smartphone visits Android/iPhone enthusiast websites on a daily basis and is a complete fanboi. They eagerly await every single announcement and are completely let down every time by some feature that is or is not present. Shopping for their next phone is a continuously ongoing process and consumes their life.

    • NexusMan

      Because, as we all know, every phone in history, always releases same day as announcement.

  • Sam

    Now if it comes with 3GB of ram that would be better! I need 2 year phone :)

  • Thomas

    Why????

  • bobbyp

    I am not sure if even Samsung knows why it exists. They just pump out phone after phone.

    • The Narrator

      Considering it doesn’t even do what it’s supposed too.

    • guest

      I’m at least excited about the galaxy s5 moto x edition that’s supposed to drop this summer running full touchwiz. plus there’s the galaxy s5 moto x edition google play edition running stock Android (basically) that i heard is coming in the fall. heard it from a reliable source but don’t quote me!

      • NexusMan

        There’s also the “Samsung Galaxy S 5 All New HTC One 2014 (M8) Edition” I heard it looks really good, but they won’t actually sell them.

        • guest

          haha yes I like that. if they ever release that I’m buying one for both of us

          • Epic Tea

            Galaxy S Squirrel…… It eats acorns.