Samsung Galaxy S5 Active visits GFX, leaves specs

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active visits GFX, leaves specs
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a model that many thought would be axed by the manufacturer this year. When Sammy added IP67 certification to the regular Samsung Galaxy S5, the one major reason for purchasing the "Active" variant of the company's flagship handset seemed to have gone away. But the level of water resistance is expected to be higher on the Galaxy S5 Active. Instead of being able to withstand a submersion in up to 3.2 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, the Galaxy S5 Active is expected to be able to live through a dunking in up to 5 feet of water for as long as an hour.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active recently paid a visit to the GFX Benchmark site, leaving a list of specs. So just what can we expect from this sturdy device? How about a 5.2 inch screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920? That is a slightly larger screen than the 5.1 inch glass on the Samsung Galaxy S5. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU is under the hood along with the Adreno 330 GPU. 2GB of RAM and 11GB of free memory is on board. The back and front facing cameras are 16MP and 2MP respectively. Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed out of the box.

While the Samsung Galaxy S5 has yet to be announced, we expect the phone to be available from at least AT&T and Sprint in the U.S. And Samsung could still make this an interesting model if it were to equip the device with a battery much larger than the 2800mAh cell employed by the Samsung Galaxy S5.

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1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

in before Samsung hate from people who have nothing better to do.

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

LG G3 will beat anything out there now and for the year.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Ehh, the Note 4 would be G3's biggest competitor this year

13. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

I think that would be the S5 prime. The Note has no real competition actually.

3. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

2.5 GHz SD800......why not 801?

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I hope it's a typo and meant to say 801. otherwise it's just getting confusing

4. B_Newsome

Posts: 6; Member since: May 09, 2014

s5 active? isnt the s5 already water/dust proof? Wasnt that the big selling feature of the s4 active?

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Shhhh, dont tell the shee.. customers that.

6. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

The article clearly addresses your point. We will not know for sure until it is official, but you may be correct. The downgrade in specs may not be worth an extra foot in water for a longer period. I did like the design of the s4 active better than the s4. I am waiting for the s5 prime/One Prime/ or NOTE 4 anyway

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Please tell me the point of the S5 active?

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Active next. Please stay tuned.

11. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

I think I'll go for the cheaper Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Active Neo.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010


14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I think the Active version of the 'S' line of handsets is to make a more rugged version rather than only have the IP rating...but they should at least make it IP68 certified so its completely waterproof.

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