Samsung SM-G870A (expected to be AT&T's Galaxy S5 Active) visits the FCC

Samsung SM-G870A (expected to be AT&T's Galaxy S5 Active) visits the FCC
Last year’s Galaxy S4 Active wasn’t exactly one of Samsung’s most popular smartphones. But it’s said that the South Korean company intends to launch a successor to it anyway. Back in March, we heard that this successor would be the Samsung SM-G870x, and that it should be commercialized as the Galaxy S5 Active via AT&T, Sprint, and other carriers.

Today, AT&T’s variant, the SM-G870A, was approved by the FCC, which means that the second largest US mobile carrier could introduce the handset soon.

The FCC reveals that the SM-G870A is 143.0mm tall, and 73.42mm wide, thus being a tad larger than the regular Galaxy S5 (which measures 142 x 72.5 mm). AT&T-friendly LTE (bands 2, 4 and 17), NFC and dual-band Wi-Fi are also mentioned. Moreover, it looks like the unannounced smartphone has the same 2,800 mAh battery that’s found inside the S5 SM-G900.

The main difference between the Galaxy S4 Active and the regular S4 is that the former is dust- and water-resistant, while the latter is not. But the new Galaxy S5 is already dust- and water-resistant (IP67 certified), so we’re expecting the S5 Active to have more up its sleeve - perhaps including a rugged body, and an IP68 certification, which would allow it to survive under 1.5m of water for 30 minutes. Well, let's hope we'll find out more on this soon.  


source: FCC via Sammy Today

UPDATE: We managed to find records about the Samsung SM-G870A in Zauba. According to what is stated there, the smartphone is indeed an AT&T model, like we mentioned above. Its screen diagonal size should be identical to that of the Galaxy S5 – 5.1 inches.

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