After many leaks including photos and Videos, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy S5 Active. The Galaxy S5 Active is a more rugged version of the Galaxy S5, just Like last year’s Galaxy S4 Active.
The body is water, dust and shockproof with its IP67 and MIL-spec 810G certification. The standard Galaxy S5 was already two of those things (Water and Dust Proof) but some people will definitely appreciate the extra peace of mind that comes from a rugged phone.
Unlike the S4 Active, the S5 comes with almost the same specifications as the Galaxy S5, minus the Fingerprint scanner. For some people this wont be a big deal as the fingerprint scanner on the S5 didn’t perform that great. Rest of the specifications remain identical which means it has a Snapdraggon 801 SoC, 2GB of Ram, Full HD Display, Heart Rate Scanner, 16MP ISOCELL Camera, etc. The S5 Active also has an extra button on the side for ‘Activity Zone’, a single place for all your outdoor activity related features. This will be a great addition for Fitness Junkies.
The Galaxy S5 Active is available from AT&T in the US for $200 on a two-year contract, or for $715 contract-free. If you buy the phone you also get a 50% discount on the Gear Fit according Samsung. The Galaxy S5 Active will be available in Camo Green, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red.
Checkout the Launch Video of the S5 Active,
So what do you think? Are you going for this instead of the Original Galaxy S5? Or are you just going to wait a little bit more for the Galaxy S5 Prime? Tbe comment section is now open to your feedback.