May 12th, 2014

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It looks like two of America’s biggest carriers are gearing up to launch some new Samsung-based spinoffs at some point in the near future. New rumors regarding an alternate Galaxy Note device for AT&T and a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for Sprint have popped up.

The former story stems from the revelation of the model number SM-N910, which is quite close to the original Note 3’s model number of SM-N900. You can rule out the possibility of this being the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and there’s not a ton of confidence that this is even the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. So what is it? Tough to say, but there must be some significant changes if AT&T is planning to launch an entirely new device from the Note 3 family.

Swinging over to the S5 Active, this particular phone was tipped by @evleaks as being the most “likely” candidate for the SM-G860 considering AT&T’s forthcoming S5 Active is expected sport a similar model number of SM-G870. The leakster says this likely a CDMA variant, and that it will be rolling over to Sprint whenever it’s ready to come out.

If the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is anything to go by, this year’s model should be getting IP67  dust and waterproof certification (like the original Galaxy S5 already has), and could be the metal-clad device many were hoping Samsung would introduce in their base flagship Galaxy S5. Any other expectations will have to come from future leaks or an official product announcement, but it’s nice to know something is coming so you can prepare any upgrade plans you might have.