Sprint could get a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active while AT&T receives a new Galaxy Note model?

Sprint could get Samsung Galaxy S5 Active while AT&T receivews new Galaxy Note model?
According to a tweet sent out Sunday by evleaks, the SM-G860 is most likely a CDMA version of the SM-G870. The latter turns out to be the GSM flavored Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, heading to AT&T. So where is the SM-G860 hanging its hat? Being a CDMA device, you have a 50/50 chance if you flip a coin, at least among the top four carriers in the U.S. As it turns out, the phone is rumored to be a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for Sprint, according to evleaks. 

Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. This year, the variant is a lot less interesting, since the regular version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 already comes out of the box with IP67 certification. Last year, among the Samsung Galaxy S4 versions released, only the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active offered protection against the elements. So how can Samsung come up with an incentive to get consumers to buy the Galaxy S5 Active? One way would be to raise the bar a bit and make the Galaxy S5 Active IP68 certified. This would allow the phone to sit in up to 5 feet of water for up to 1 hour without sustaining any damage. That happens to be the same waterproof certification on the Sony Xperia Z2. The Galaxy S5, for comparison, allows you to submerge your phone in up to 3.2 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

Another piece of interesting news from evleaks deals with the SM-N910, which is expected to be available for AT&T customers. With the SM-N900 the model number for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the SM-N910 would seem to be a  new Galaxy Note model for the nation's second largest mobile carrier. And we are not talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is still a few months away.

Evleaks also says that the SM-G750 is on the way to AT&T. Speculation from last month had this model being the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo. This could be a version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with specs that are pegged down a bit from the flagship model of the phone. For example, instead of a 1080 x 1920 FHD display, the Galaxy S5 Neo could offer a 720 x 1280 screen. But then, what would make it different than the Samsung Gala.xy S5 mini? Well, for starters, the Neo could have a 5.1 inch screen. The Galaxy S5 mini is tipped to have a smaller 4.5 inch glass.

source: @evleaks via AndroidCentral

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