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


Reader comments

Video leak shows us a look at the Galaxy S5 Active


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

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

Lol us doubters deserve the bashing.

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

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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.

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.

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?

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

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

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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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

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.