The red and blue backs for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport

Sprint has announced it will sell the fitness-themed Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, their version of the Galaxy S5 Active, starting on July 25.

Like the Active, the Galaxy S5 Sport will have a 5.1 inch display, along with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. It will also have 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Unlike the Active, Sprint will sell the Sport in two different colors, Electric Blue and Cherry Red. It also has a different case, with a textured back that Sprint claims makes it easier to hold.

The phone will come pre-loaded with MapMyFitness, an app developed by the Under Armour company that's best known for its athletic wear. Sprint states:

MapMyFitness uses GPS to track all fitness activities, and records workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned and route traveled on an interactive map

People who purchase the Sport will get a free year of MVP service for the same app. The Sport will be the flagship for the carrier's Sprint Fit Liveapp package. It stated it will offer customers "instant access to their favorite fitness applications and activities, relevant health information when they want it and integration capability with their Spotify playlists."

The Galaxy S5 Sport will support Sprint's Spark network, which offers selected markets faster LTE speeds with peaks of up to 60Mbps. Sprint current has Spark support available in 27 U.S. metropolitan areas.

Sprint is also offering people a $50 discount on the Galaxy Gear Fit smartwatch with a purchase of the Galaxy S5 Sport, along with 50 percent off the price of a number of selected sport headphones.

Sprint has revealed that customers can get the phone for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $27.09. That means the off-contract price of the phone will likely be $650.

What do you think of this new Samsung Galaxy S5 variant and is the Sport's design more appealing than the Active?

Source: Sprint

 
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The definition of pure ugliness. Period.

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NoNexus says:

-1

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-2

Got Nexus?

thatguy97 says:

You have a galaxy s2 that phone is ugly

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tdizzel says:

What a beautiful phone. Love those colors.

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IceDree says:

Looks like Samsung is back to their old games ... Thank god they didn't call it Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5, Epic 4G Touch Sport

rgao007 says:

^

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So..many..variants..

Yup, I'm waiting for Verizon to get their own version of the active too

rgao007 says:

And I thought the regular S5 was ugly...

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aitt says:

Yes another shit stuck to the wall

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Habiib says:

What's the point of these colors if the users are just going to just slap a case on it and hide the color? Especially ya know if like 84.76567% of smartphone users use cases.... /Sarcasm

Who has never heard this ^^^^ before.

I do like this phone though.

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aitt says:

1. Clear view cases
2. 15.23433% still like to show off phones with no cases.

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NoNexus says:

I was told there would be no maths

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They lied.

NoNexus says:

I hate when that happens

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Habiib says:

Actually you are correct. I was taking a jab at the comments made in every HTC article whenever the design and build are mentioned.

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jlczl says:

I always tell those people that some people use cases some of the time. Most people don't believe once you put a case on the phone it can never be removed again.

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numetheus says:

Nope. Don't use cases at all. People who buy these specialty phones won't put a case on it most likely. I know people who have the active. None of them use cases.

Ry says:

Camo is better.

Habiib says:

Agreed. It would have been nice if they could do the camouflage of the US Navy fatigues on this phone.

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WolfpacDAR says:

I dont want it to look like there's a bunch of Seamen on the back of my phone.

glazedfaith says:

The only practical use case would be impractical by definition. "Oops...dropped my phone while hunting and I can't find it now." Camouflage out of context is ridiculous.

+googol

I actually really like the camo, but I bet I would get sick of it after a while.

NoNexus says:

Again with the maths stop it damn you

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ameadows252 says:

Barf.

TexasNexus1 says:

Like

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Well I like it, but bring a special version to Verizon and I'll get it!!!

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cowboys2000 says:

That version will have a LOGO on it... :0 a HUGE one too!!

thatguy97 says:

On the galaxy s5 there's only one logo and it's not that big

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D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Sport. Why call it Sport?

Range Rover Sport?

aitt says:

Because it's aerodynamic has a spoiler attachments case and comes with an 801 turbo processor quad exhaust.

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rgao007 says:

This must be the car nerd section of Android Central.

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Ikeman90 says:

all these variants are just silly imo

Dizfunctions says:

*sighs* more variants...

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NoNexus says:

You guys realize that Sprint ordered it this way don't you? It is not like it is a worldwide release

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aitt says:

They ordered what Samsung offers. Hence this is the Active. Problem is it still causes a variant. Just like with the S3 or two or whatever. It still causes confusion.

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stere0xide says:

exactly what I'm thinking, they just want a new "exclusive" device..

stere0xide says:

looks like the American carriers are back at it again, I wouldn't say Samsung's fully at fault. Sprint and AT&T likely wanetd their exclusives..

tone84 says:

How many s5 do we need

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twolastnames says:

14

Your dumb if this makes you mad.

rgao007 says:

*You're

Who's dumb now?

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tacoshellrey says:

the galaxy line just gets uglier and uglier...