Sprint could get a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active while AT&T receives a new Galaxy Note model?
Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. This year, the variant is a lot less interesting, since the regular version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 already comes out of the box with IP67 certification. Last year, among the Samsung Galaxy S4 versions released, only the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active offered protection against the elements. So how can Samsung come up with an incentive to get consumers to buy the Galaxy S5 Active? One way would be to raise the bar a bit and make the Galaxy S5 Active IP68 certified. This would allow the phone to sit in up to 5 feet of water for up to 1 hour without sustaining any damage. That happens to be the same waterproof certification on the Sony Xperia Z2. The Galaxy S5, for comparison, allows you to submerge your phone in up to 3.2 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Another piece of interesting news from evleaks deals with the SM-N910, which is expected to be available for AT&T customers. With the SM-N900 the model number for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the SM-N910 would seem to be a new Galaxy Note model for the nation's second largest mobile carrier. And we are not talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is still a few months away.
Evleaks also says that the SM-G750 is on the way to AT&T. Speculation from last month had this model being the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo. This could be a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with specs that are pegged down a bit from the flagship model of the phone. For example, instead of a 1080 x 1920 FHD display, the Galaxy S5 Neo could offer a 720 x 1280 screen. But then, what would make it different than the Samsung Gala.xy S5 mini? Well, for starters, the Neo could have a 5.1 inch screen. The Galaxy S5 mini is tipped to have a smaller 4.5 inch glass.
Evleaks has information about some new Samsung models
source: @evleaks via AndroidCentral
2. oister85 (Posts: 401; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Maybe is the note 3 water proof, if that is true I would be so jealous.
3. enzotarece (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
what sense it make to have a s5 active when the original is IP certified hmmmmm samsung is just wasting money they making it so why not spend it foolishly the need help
5. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
How about we wait to see what it actually has. There are a few "rugged" features that the s5 lacks. To name a few:
1. Better IP cert
2. Better grip
3. More lip around the screen
4. Stronger screen material
5. Physical buttons
6. A "manlier" look
7. Packed with wireless charger to get rid of ugly flap
I'm being optimistic with those features but I'm sure they have a decent understanding of their market and will make enough according to those who desire such a phone
4. o0Exia0o (Posts: 399; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
SM-N910, maybe it is the VoLTE compatible version of the Galaxy Note 3. AT&T did say they would be launching VoLTE service soon.
8. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1007; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
That would be something worth upgrading to. I hope that AT&T has the network capacity for LTE VoIP for that
6. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
You only make exclusives on sprint if you want a phone to fail.
7. skymitch89 (Posts: 1081; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I don't see why Samsung would make an S5 Active when basically all the features of the S4 Active are found in the S5 (sans the physical buttons). I kind of agree that the SM-N910 might be a variant of the Note 3, but I think that it might simply be a Spark enabled variant of it for Sprint. If that's the case, then I'll be fairly upset seeing how I'm paying full retail for my Note 3 that cannot use Spark.