Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for Europe
In May, Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 Active, a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S5. But, for some reason, the Korean giant decided to keep it exclusive to the U.S. market, especially on AT&T – U.S. network provider. However, soon the device started to launch on different carriers, and was also made available in Canada. Now, four months after the original launch of the device, Samsung is finally bringing the Galaxy S5 Active to European soil, as exclusively reported by SamMobile earlier. And, today, one of our elite friends sent us exclusive pictures of the European GS5 Active.
Design and spec-wise, the European variant is exactly the same as the U.S. GS5 Active. There are only two differentiating factors between the two variants, carrier branding and model number. The European variant has no carrier branding and there isn’t a “Galaxy S5 Active” logo on the back cover, it just comes with the usual Samsung logo, which is placed under the LED flash and the heart-rate sensor. Plus, there is a change of model number – SM-G870F. The European GS5 Active will be available in two colours, Titanium Grey and Cemo Green, and will come with a sticker price of €629. Our sources weren’t able to tell us the exact release date, but we expect it to be imminent.
The Galaxy S5 Active sports a 5.1-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 801 SoC with a Quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, 578MHz Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of 32-bit dual-channel 933 MHz LPDDR3e RAM, 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot, and a 16 megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor, a 2800mAh battery, and a heart-rate sensor. Unlike the Galaxy S5, the Active isn’t equipped with a fingerprint scanner, but it does come with a dedicated key for accessing the Activity Zone, which offers features like a compass, barometer, stopwatch and flashlight, and for use as a camera shutter button.
The Galaxy S5 Active is also IP67-certified for water and dust-resistance, and compliance with the MIL-STD 810G standard for ruggedness.