S5 Active

A YouTube video gives us a look at what is claimed to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for AT&T's network. The smartphone appears to be a mashup of last year's Galaxy S4 Active with this year's Galaxy S5 and the leaker says that this device is still in the prototype stage, so a lot could change when this phone launches.

At this point, not much is known about the Galaxy S5 Active and neither Samsung nor AT&T has commented or announced the phone. From the video, we can see that the Galaxy S5 Active looks very similar to the Galaxy S5, except that the integrated fingerprint reader on the home button has been replaced with a trio of hardware buttons, similar to the Galaxy S4 Active last year. Interestingly, there are some etchings that are placed next to the multitasking and back buttons, and the leaker says he doesn't know what purpose those buttons serve.

Additionally, the device comes with a rubber bumper integrated into the edges, so this device should be able to handle drops and appears to be more rugged than the standard Galaxy S5. Still, Samsung is equipping the Galaxy S5 Active with a plastic removable back battery cover so you will have access to the micro SD card slot as well as the SIM card.

And speaking of SIM cards, though the phone doesn't bear any AT&T branding, the carrier's SIM card was seen in the device so it should work with AT&T's 4G LTE network if this video is accurate.

And as we can see from the video, the device boots up with the Galaxy S5 Active branding as well as AT&T's globe logo along with pre-loaded AT&T-branded apps. Given that the Galaxy S4 Active was an AT&T exclusive, the Galaxy S5 Active may also find a home on the Rethink Possible carrier as well.

What's changed from the Galaxy S4 Active is that the Galaxy S5 Active uses an AMOLED-based display, giving it the typical vibrancy of Samsung's displays on flagship phones. The Galaxy S4 Active took a departure and differentiated itself from the regular Galaxy S4 on AT&T by using an LCD-based panel instead, but it seems that Samsung is making a return to AMOLED. The leaker says that the display on the Galaxy S5 Active has a "much more crisp display" than the regular S5, though we don't know if it's a 1080p display or a higher resolution screen.

The phone appears to run a similar version of Samsung's TouchWiz UX on top of Android 4.4.2 as this year's Galaxy S5.

Via: Droid-life

 
There are 45 comments

hsiller says:

That sucks....guess I should have waited before buying the s5.
I demand my money back!!!!

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blazer236ix says:

This happened last year. You shouldn't get anything back

benthe1 says:

The only thing he should get back is his patience. That's if he ever had any in the first place

patstar5 says:

Project ara is coming out next year. If new processor/screen/cellular/etc. Comes out you just take off a module and put the new one in. Never have to wine that your phone is outdated.

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NoNexus says:

Lets just wait and see what it actually is first

flychinook says:

I somehow doubt that "waterproofing" will be an available module.

azsdfsd says:

is this the same leaker of the video of the "prime"?

TK Tech News says:

Yup..... And the same one releasing the G3 video, The Galaxy S5 Red for verizon.... But they must.... be all fake...

Taz89 says:

Lol us doubters deserve the bashing.

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Hunter Petit says:

Lol TK, you have all of the unreleased phones. Is this a inside job?

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TK Tech News says:

Isnt this the same site that told our team to get a new hobby they other day?
Hmmmmm

azsdfsd says:

show us the resolution of the active you have :)

TK Tech News says:

Coming in a video verysoon to the youtube channel http://tktechnews.com

patstar5 says:

You have any details about the htc one m8 prime or moto x+1?

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gravage says:

Smug much? You're not exactly endearing yourself to this community or earning subscribers. People are entitled to be suspicious of leaks with all the fakes floating around, even at a time when everything seems to leak.

TK Tech News says:

Its one thing to be suspicious of a leak, Its a whole other thing to basically call someone out.... Again lets be clear... We didnt start anything, We just responded.
And if you think I do this for subscribers, LOL you obviously dont know my channel or what I do for a living.
But hey Im big on free speech, Everyone is entitled to an opinion, But dont think when you say something like that to someone they wont respond. Period.

leak info or photo of the new Apple iPhone 6, please!!!

Thanks! :)

You do know where you are right?

Well in their defense... with all of the cross posting of articles across the Mobile Nations sites, along with all of these newer contributors, maybe they were confused to which site they were on?

patstar5 says:

I know this for sure about next iphone: It will have a touch screen.
Speculation: Will be overpriced.

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Do you want hate comments? Because that's how you get hate comments.

TK Tech News says:

Im a big advocate of free speech, People can say what they want.

True, but people who expects to have the right to say what they want also have to expect everybody else will.

barondebxl says:

Hate comments? Some of you really need to get a life. Hate comments over damn phones?

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What is exactly the difference between S5 Normal and S5 Active?

benthe1 says:

Active is made "tougher".

patstar5 says:

So how rugged is it? Will it replace galaxy rugby pro in terms of ruggedness? The s4 active definetely did not.

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cjb44 says:

Rugby pro needs to be updated. It's a few cycles behind, but Samsung doesn't seem to be in a rush to do that. My wife has a Rugby Pro and loves it. (She's cracked more screens than anyone I know before getting the Rugby). It's got the durability of an Otterbox case without the bulk.

patstar5 says:

So is samsung making an updated model for the rugby pro or is the s5 the rugby pro replacement?

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rampage1979 says:

And has way bigger bezels I guess to help with the ruggedness lol the active next to the regular sized s5 looks huge.

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montgoss says:

Based on my experience with the S4 Active, I'd wager the main difference is that the Active will have a LOT less support and no third-party accessories. The thing that got my attention on the S4 Active was the water resistance. The regular S5 already has that.

JSG59 says:

I can't wait for it to come out, too bad I already have a GS5 though

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udazavlanje says:

Actually, I like it better than S5.
But, no clue why would they put physical buttons on it. Why not capacitive - including home button.
VZW Moto X

benthe1 says:

So you can operate it when it's wet? I guess.

udazavlanje says:

I kinda thought the same for a moment, but then, what good they can do, if the touchscreen is not responding. And if the screen happens to work when wet (not under water) why wouldn't the capacitive buttons.

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patstar5 says:

Will this replace the galaxy rugby pro? Have a friend who needs a rugged device and he is looking for an update. The s4 active was not rugged enough.

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patstar5 says:

New video up

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tdizzel says:

I think I'll wait for the S5 Active Prime

that's one ugly phone... (the 3 buttons on the front, especially)

DaMaRa1109 says:

Looks like robo cops d**k.

Did you see that on some Director's Cut edition or something? Curious how you have something to refer back to :-).

DaMaRa1109 says:

I auditioned for the role and wore the suit ... I don't like to talk about it lol. What'd u just think it was 2 bolts under that metal diaper haha?

Simb3 says:

Powered by Android. F*cked up by Samsung.

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Zachylee says:

Fingernail clippers... Im just sayin..

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curiousfox11 says:

This amateur Chuong says the source is from Droid-life and it's from TK Tech News. I can understand why TK Tech News would be upset about people discrediting him, now they want to take advantage of his hard work.