Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (AT&T variant) apparently revealed in video

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (AT&T variant) apparently revealed in video
We may have the very first look at the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Active - thanks to a video posted on YouTube hours ago. This alleged S5 Active looks more rugged than the regular S5, and yet it seems to have a similar rear camera, as well as a heart-rate sensor.

According to the guy presenting it, the smartphone has a “very crisp display” that’s “not 1080p”, but “above that.” Could it be Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560)? We’re doubtful, as that’s supposed to be reserved for the Galaxy S5 Prime.

It doesn’t look like the S5 Active has a fingerprint scanner. That’s because it uses the same hardware buttons (three of them) as the S4 Active from last year, instead of having just one home button as the regular S5. The handset that appears in the video has the model number SM-G870A (which was already linked to the Galaxy S5 Active), and seems to be made for AT&T.

Since it often happens that videos showing unannounced products are quickly taken down, we included a gallery with snapshots after it:

There is no word on when Samsung intends to announce the Galaxy S5 Active, but it could happen pretty soon. We’ll be here to keep you updated anyway.

source: TK Tech News (YouTube) via Droid-life

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Galaxy S5 Active
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(29h talk time)



1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Looks pretty sturdy, though I doubt its screen has a higher resolution than 1080p.

4. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Of course it wouldn't have higher than 1080p screen. The S4 Active is a S4 but rugged...the same can be expected for S5 Active too. The 1440p display is for S5 Prime....

8. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Looks just awesome...

2. redmd

Posts: 1947; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Rugged, and looks shock resistant to me.

3. shrimpanzee

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Looks pretty stealthy! Reminds me of something Batman would use lol

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Looks great. Samsung should release it on all carriers besides AT&T for higher sales.

36. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

"should release it on all carriers besides AT&T for higher sales." That makes no sense. How bout release it on all major carriers? AT&T does have 116 million customers you know.........

6. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

After samsung Malaysia lying about the offer of note 3 neo half price in Malaysia and suddenly out of stock even the store is not open yet, i dont like samsung anymore.. Even this one is freaking ugly.

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's not ugly but it looks of I've seen uglier phones than this

14. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Yes. Your wannabe-nobody-buys-it-brands

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Comparing Sony to Samsung Lmao Sony are quality when it comes to materials Not cheap dustbin junk plastic Sony making products from 70s You don't have merit for solid state ground You are a fanboy, and delusional You will never give credit where it's due Indenial Sony like no others Why compromise

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If its quality then why does it loose colour ? Also, its made from glass which is not at all a premium product. News Flash: Glass is made from sand ! If they made product since 70s why are all the Z2 suffering from overheating issues ?

18. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Sony fans are so arrogant this year just because the S5 didn't apply the hardware that is supposed to come with the upcoming GS5 Prime... Look, LITERALLY ANY COMPANY can improve their devices by applying additional rams, and improving internal memory on their devices like SONY did with the Z2. But the real high tech comes from what is not represented numerically like the Super AMOLED Display of the Galaxy S5 and the tech behind the battery life of the GS5. So don't be too arrogant SONY FANS: Higher numbers isn't the only way to look at high tech.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Very true....its the tiny details that matter.... -HDR in Video -0.3 Sec auto focus -Multi-twindow. -$575 worth free goodies. -Screen can be used with gloves -Best display ever tested - Display -Ultra power saving mode -It takes significantly less time to charge GS5 in comparison with Z2 -Amazing battery technology. -Less bezels and a physical button -better updates -Great global customer service by Samsung. -Won in PA's blind camera test twice -Tons of accessories: 3rd party and their own (Flip cover is very productive on amOLED screens) All of this things matter to a end consumer not an extra 1 GB RAM which won't be used in most cases anyway.

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Dragontrail is more expensive than gorilla glass You have a point about the screen they used the wrong screen Big deal if it heats up. Why bother touching that section. All electronic heats up or do you want to sacrifice power and use a less powerful Gpu. My Z2 is rooted and overclocked at 2.7ghz same as the S805 and Gpu up to 600mhz my phone reaches 45+degrees I'm not complaining. Do you have baby sensitive skin. Just use a cover

20. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

>>Sony are quality when it comes to materials Oh I'm sure that's why a lot of Sony users who ACTUALLY own the phone complain about the build quality. On top of that, Z2 was being delayed due to build quality issues. >>You don't have merit for solid state ground Neither do you. >>You are a fanboy, and delusional And so are you. I'm willing to bet you've never even touched a Sony phone.

22. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I've been using Sony products from 1986 Old skool user Why the he'll should I lie about what

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao I'm a big Sony fan, but not a fanboy

24. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

you say you're not a fanboy. well you proved it. yes sony comes from the 70s lmao that's why grandpa loves you. go to college with a sony z2 in your hand people will either smile ironically or just ask you "why the h*ll did you get this?" and spend your day explaining. when the first few people walked with the GS5 at college everybody ran to see it in amazement. you might say that it's just a little example, but hey that's the way it goes, sony is in financial troubles and now is selling Vaio, while Samsung rules everything, hey go to Wikipedia see who SAMSUNG is and what SAMSUNG does, it's not just the ads, the devices Samsung makes, the strategy, the familiarity in it's Touchwiz, I mean I can't touch a GPE device i find the UI so unfamiliar and under-featured, yes go with sony, grandpa loves you. nokia too. and the whole NURSERY HOME. no body cares about your f@rty products, in fact, no one buys these.

28. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Wow... such childish reason to get a phone... to amaze college friends?... I agree that the SGS5 has the best camera right now, it has one of the best displays (that can get a bit subjective though)... it has many cool software features... it has made hardware upgrades to compete with every other flagship... including IP certification, fingerprint scanner, etc... But the thing is that even with all of that I will probably get a Sony phone as the next one... Not because I am blind, or fanboy... but because since I switch from Samsung to my current Sony, I have been having a great experience with it... specially how sturdy it has been... There are some things that I do like in my Sony phones that I can't have in Samsung... I don't like cases, but I do use Wrist Straps like with cameras... specially for an already sturdy phone..... And all Sony phones put an eyelet... (I know this is not a popular choice, but it is what I prefer) Also, Sony phones do not have a physical Home Button... but they do have a physical Shutter button... and I use it a lot... specially the Quick Launch feature... And also, since I like waterproof phone... Sony has been including since the Acro S the option to charge via dock... something missing for the new Galaxy... And this is a BIG one since charging is going to happen almost daily for me... So I rather place my phone easily in a Dock that also doubles as stand... than open flaps that will wear earlier than it should, or buying an expensive wireless charging kit... I respect people who chooses Samsung, because I also owned Samsung, and I know how innovative and good phone they are (the top of the line)... But I don't understand why the bashing of people who chooses, intelligently, something different that suits them better...

30. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

not to amaze college friends, but why buy an unpopular device, yes unpopular, it's popular on tech sites but in real life most people didn't even hear about it, really I'm not joking, I have everything I want in a Samsung and glad you found what you like in your sony although I didn't understand what's the wrist straps and eyelets .. anyways, as I was saying, why buy an unpopular device and if ever I damage it where the h*ll do I get it fixed? what about cases for it? what about support? I mean you can buy and fix a Samsung in a gas station maybe. take that apart, I love the ip67, the unbelievable camera, the fast S801ac, the lighter touchwiz, the monitor, the 4K, the fingerprint, the unbelievable display, the electric blue color .. anyways, I might look like a fanboy, but check my profile I've switched from Nokia to Apple to Samsung, and me too I might switch someday but it's not close now, as Samsung is still not even in it's prime and they offer an unbelievable package with every phone.. and boy, they know how to do it, while others fail miserably.

32. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

to answer your question... "why buy an unpopular device?" because there are options... I have NEVER own a device just because it is the most popular... maybe I actually like to have something that feels unique or different to what people see everyday... You on the other hand prefer to have popular choices... Nokia>iPhone>Samsung... To give a bit of background... when the iPod COLOR was coming out... (yes color, not even video) I already had an PVP made by Archos that had a 4" screen, and it was able to reproduce video up to DVD quality and out to TV via RCA cables... it had IR receiver, a front facing speaker, and USB OTG... When everybody had a popular iPod which was extremely good for music... well I had something unique... that did so much more. Thats why in the mobile world of today I like phones with more unique features... phone that were design by taking risks.... and I am NOT talking about sony here..... my first Android was the Moto Atrix.. and at first I loved it because it was unique... with a fingerprint scanner and a dock that made it like a Notebook... Thats what I also love about Asus PadFones... and what I loved about the Acro S.. since it was the first Flagship Android to be IP Certified.... Maybe you are right about repairs... but thankfully I haven't had to worry too much about that... and since I live in a third world country... even if its Samsung or Apple... its going to cost me a lot to fix it, or to send it for warranty... so either way I am screwed... But you really can't say that other brands are failing miserably just because of popularity... the advantage of Samsung phones over other flagships is not as much as you might think... and they are getting closer in delivering... even those cameras are all so good that choosing a "poor" one like the M8 would still be good enough for most people... you would really need to get one and use it yourself on a daily basis to know what things are right and what is not... I am talking from my personal experience and not just on things I read on the internet... and in my personal experience the Sony phones have been more durable this couple of years than Samsung's... here people do buy them... but Samsung is still more popular

33. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I see your point ... there were always better phones than nokias apples and samsungs and there will always be companies who give better things at some point. but it's the whole package, the overall experience, the feeling. I don't like to look unique or draw attention .. anyways if I look at other options, lets take the z2, size is good as I handle phablets easily, UI is unfamiliar, camera is awesome, design is good, it has ip67 but, sony faces problems with 4K recording as the device heats up, sony displays have always been questionable although they said they fixed it .. the crazy upgrade cycle makes a normal person like me frustrated, the original z was released last year and in august with z3 it will be 4 generations old .. while the GS4 is still second best now this is terrible for a person who cannot afford to buy an expensive phone every few months, I can get the GS5 and it'll remain at the top for next year then switch to GS6, plus talk about features samsung has in its phones, with watchon i control every device at home, work, restaurants, clubs and that includes air conditionners, plus many many stuff that comes preloaded ... and that feeling when you buy from a reliable and powerful brand, not a failing one, cheap ads via leaks like htc or 6 years of losses in the last 7 years like sony, you see, companies who are losing and crumbling do not make people feel comfortable .. and many many other things I could talk forever about why Samsung. yes they're not alone anymore, yes manufacturers are producing good stuff, but still they're not convincing enough and lack in many areas for me and others to ever think about switching.

34. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You see.... you are pointing out many flaws that you have read but not experienced nor made sure that they happen to all devices... For me the overall package of the Sony phones are what best suit me. The Acro S has an old screen.... though it was one of the first 720p panels to be put on a phone... and it still looks AMAZING... Yes the viewing angles sucks but I do not care for that... most of the time I look my phone straight on... and the small angle is still enough to share my screen with 2 other people... (do I really need to look at my phone at 80°?) 4K recording has been reported as a problem, but there are many people not facing this issue... it could be related to early production... but at the end of the day... 4K is not available for the majority of people homes... not even on the phone's display. I wouldn't use it just yet anyway. The crazy cycles doesn't have to bother the costumer, and if it does then people will also be mad for G5 Prime variations and such... Samsung always make a "plus" version but they do not give a secuential name... if they did, we would have a Galaxy 12 already. Nobody is forcing you to have the latest every time... I still have an old Xperia Acro S that works great... I want to upgrade... but I also like to enjoy longer my devices... (the Archos I mentioned earlier lasted me 5 YEARS... 2006~2010) Finally you forget that companies that are losing also tent to put a lot of effort to go back on top, with the right management of course... (Ask Steve Jobs)... Samsung made the right decisions with almost everything they have done for the mobile industry these past years... but they don't offer everything... I for once want a small flagship that is not watered down from the big one... I like smaller phones than phablets... and wanted the Z1 Compact... but that particular device launched with many issues... I am not blind, I do my research... but Samsung is not currently offering what I am looking... So I wish the best for you and your devices... but you can't assume that everybody will have the same experience as you... I hope Sony keeps pushing and making competitive devices that match my needs... cause I am waiting eagerly for a Z2 compact or ZL2 insead of a G5 Mini...

35. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I'm also pointing at many missing points for me in a flagship, as I find many things I like in a phone missing, but that's not the point you know. Sony lacks the wow factor, something is missing for this company it's not about racing the Galaxys in terms of speed and catching up or sizing up in terms of features. you remember Apple wowed the world with a phone that had a terrible camera and feature-like limited abilities, and Samsung did the same with the GS2 and the Note, with a lovely punchy big super amoled display and awesome features. the Z2 didn't wow me nor the M8, in fact I expected these devices and expected the chipsets and designs, in fact I smiled when I saw those and so did my dad next to me and we knew right away that these won't change anything at all, in fact it might make it worse for htc now. about upgrade cycle, galaxy hd galaxy qhd, galaxy +, galaxy active, these don't matter as the main device and the hot cake is the GS5, others are used to fill needs in markets or just for show off and reputation, but sony takes this seriously with the Z series, and it might seem normal for you as you don't have a problem with it, but me and many others out there will be frustrated with a few months upgrade cycle.. anyways, the main thing is, wow us if you want people to switch, not try and match Samsung or add a little feature Samsung doesn't have in it's "Catalog" of overwhelming features .... I still think sony is behind and has to get things done right in many areas .. the danger on Samsung though comes from low tier chinese brands xioamo thing and company, as they sell really cheap and in quantities ...

37. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Alright buddy... maybe what Sony lacks is "swag" whatever that means... I really do not care if Galaxies sells like hotcakes or not, or if Samsung should be worried about Sony or Xiaomi or Oppo, whatever... I care about having a device that I enjoy to use... fill my needs and I can take fully advantage of the money I pay for. Maybe I will go back to samsung in the future... but right now I still like the Sony experience and their phones...

38. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

It needs a wow device. Devices are getting boring nowadays and this includes samsung. Im not wanting to say that sony is bad or not that good, i actually think its devices are wonderful with a great value for money, but you get the point. Anyways, glad you found the product you like.

39. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well in that case I agree... they used to make more unique designs... All 2011 Sony-Ericsson were pretty cool and risky taken... Sadly they were also underpowered... Xperia Play, Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc S.... nice designs.. Early Sony devices like the Xperia P, Xperia T and recently Xperia SP are also unique designs very appealing to me... But today they all look pretty much the same inside every manufacturers house... incuding Samsung.

40. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

yes 2010-2012 phones were great and also yes many were underpowered when compared to others. Yes I like the white SP if I'm not mistaking it's a 4.6 inch phone, if it's this one then yes I found it unique too. I remember the feeling when I saw the GS2 and gave up my iPhone 4 for it. that's what I mean, the manufacturer need to come up with something wow-like that will create a big hype which will cause crazy sales afterwards.

11. wilsong17 unregistered

Wow you are smart. .. If you have a business and you hire more people to run it how is samsung fault. ... Samsung has it own set of rules for each country

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