Rugged Galaxy S5 Active to dive into the AT&T pool

Rugged Galaxy S5 Active to dive into the AT&T pool
We've been hearing for a while that Samsung will pull a Samsung, and release a Galaxy S5 Active handset this year, in addition to its water-resistant S5 flagship. Another confirmation about an "active" version of the S5 has arrived, and this time with much more credibility, as it comes directly from the venerable @evleaks account. The durable handset will eventually land on AT&T and Sprint, as well as other unnamed carriers, under the codename SM-G870x.

Last year the company pulled the same trick with the ruggedized, bolt-on S4 Active, but this year the original itself can be dunked in up to three feet of water for up to half an hour. Thus, the S5 Active must be able to scuba dive much deeper, if it wants to attract any attention, so we can't wait to see what military-grade certification it will carry.

Samsung Galaxy S5 carries an IP67 tag, and the next level is IP68, meaning that the device will be able to stay in up to five feet (1.5m) of water, for more than an hour. That's the ability of Sony's new Xperia Z2 flagship, for instance, so the Galaxy S5 Active should be striving for at least this tag, in addition to a more ruggedized chassis, if it strives to really earn the "Active" moniker.


source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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30 Comments

1. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

let me guess s5 active, neo, mini, grand, duos, grand duos s5 with 805, etc...... samesung

3. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Hate is the ugliest trait. Leave it to Samsung fans, they love options, you don't. We live in the 21st century where we love options

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's good to have options, but it's bad to have hundreds of options that will make you have deja vu.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why its 'bad to have hundreds of options' ? Just because you don't want options a company wouldn't just stop giving options. If you don't want so many options simply ignore them.

14. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

It's bad to have too many options because it leaves you with a feeling that you are 'missing out' on something. Giving people fewer options make them much happier (hence Apple customers are much happier with their purchases). Too many options leads to regret and indecision.

20. dwd3885

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

That sounds like an insecurity issue with you.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You can never have too many options.

13. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

bad? please tell me which store offers all samsung phones all at once. Because im sure each phones were made for different markets.

23. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Z, Z Ultra, Z1, Z1S. Z1 Compact, Z2, Z2 Ultra, Z2 Compact, Z2S, Z3 etc.... deja vu, eh?

26. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

yes, but at least there are clear differences between high end, middle, and low end models in Xperias... And Z1 / Z1s is just a market location device, so there isn't any noticeable difference... basically same device... And I love that they actually offer 3 flagship models per generation... Phablet (Z Ultra), Regular (Z1) and Small (Z1 Compact), everything else is a different class of device... E, M, etc... Hopefully they stick to these with the Z2 Generation and so on...

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But it's not okay when Samsung releases phones for certain markets? Ok. I understand now.

29. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I never said it wasn't OK... I am just saying that it is not the same comparison he tried to make... I like that Samsung has a smartphone for nearly every taste possible.... every niche... But in my opinion they should make Flagship differentiate better... I still hear people saying things like they "have a flagship Galaxy S4..... MINI"... because the don't know that it is a watered down version. Z1 Compact is not perfect and some features are not actually exactly as Z1/Z1s but at least the Z1 Compact can be considered truly a flagship...

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

and that means = $$

12. MacWiNux

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

exactly :D

24. SamsungELITE unregistered

so what with the $$? you want money too? then build your own company too... you're just envy.

22. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Yup. Samsung makes a s**t ton of money,... mad? Butt hurt? sound like it.

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Samsung is a master at their own art.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And their art is selling more devices than anyone.

15. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

A boatload of that sheet

18. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

From your hurt butt.

25. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Meh, from an observer standpoint. I thought you knew, God, is this news to you? If anything this is a defensive fanboyish move.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Or maybe you're too naive to believe in the success of Samsung?

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

now samsung is making navy seals, like XPERIA Z2 seals.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Ok...so S5 is already "active" but S5 active will be "SUPER ACTIVE"?? Hahaha :D

11. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Radioactive

16. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Next level.

30. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Welcome to the new age...

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This will bring more ruggedness to the already water-dust proof S5.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

What, did AT&T pay you guys to leave Sprint's name out of the title?

21. SamsungELITE unregistered

I still love my S4 Active even this one comes and I have no plan on replacing my S4 Active to S5 Active. *contented user here*

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