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

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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.  

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

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.

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

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