Last year, Samsung released a water resistant version of their flagship dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The phone featured rugged, industrial stylings along with hardware buttons and screws. It was very unlike the sleek Galaxy S4, but it served a purpose. This year, with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung decided to bring that water resistance to their default flagship line, leaving us to assume we wouldn’t see an Active variant. How wrong we were.
Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active side-by-side with the regular Galaxy S5
Leaked onto the YouTubes moments ago is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870A) for AT&T. A fella going by the name of TK Tech News managed to get his hands on the device, which features a thick, rugged outer shell but similar Galaxy S5 internals. We’re still trying to wrap our heads around why a device like this needs to even exist, but in the meantime, check out the quick hands on video down below.
[via TK Tech News]
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