Samsung will soon launch the new variant of the Galaxy S5 smartphone which will be called as the Galaxy S5 Active. The device will be carried over in the US by US telecom operator AT&T, which means that the handset will be only sold in the US market and there are slim chances of the handset getting launched outside the US market.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, for AT&T, 2014 - <a href="http://t.co/Gpj3Tawtya">http://t.co/Gpj3Tawtya</a> <a href="http://t.co/vfho4VyMl2">pic.twitter.com/vfho4VyMl2</a></p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/statuses/469906037034987520">May 23, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The device is not new to our ears and eyes, because it has already leaked several times. Moreover, we have also seen the leaked hands-on video of the handset a couple of days ago. Now recently confirming all those things that we saw in the video, another press shot has been leaked online. It comes courtesy of the sensational tech-bound leakster in Twitter- @evleaks.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a a more rugged variant of the Galaxy S5 handset. It is expected to sport a rugged design with rubber edges and it is a water and dust resistant handset. However, in terms of specs, the handset will come with the same hardware and software as the base Galaxy S5, which will include Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16MP rear camera, and Android KitKat v4.4.2 OS.
Samsung has not spoken about the handset formally, so the pricing and availability of the device is something that most are unaware about. However, according to the listing on the classifieds website Craigslist the phone was apparently posted on the website six days ago and is being sold at $550 (approx. Rs. 32,186).