Samsung today released a rugged version of the Galaxy S5 smartphone, which adds the “Active” monicker. With shock resistant, water resistant (submersible up to 1m for 30 minutes), and dust proof (IP67 rated) casing, the Galaxy S5 Active is designed to withstand the bumps and bruises of everyday life. In addition the phone can track your heartbeat with the built-in heart rate monitor. Plus it can keep count of your steps throughout the day, earn medals, and request on-demand nutrition tips with S-Health.
The Galaxy S5 Active has a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 4G LTE capabilities, and uses Android 4.4 Kit Kat, ensuring that you can move between applications quickly and smoothly. Ultra Power Saving Mode allows you to still take that important call even though you’re running low on battery. It shuts off the non-essential apps and turns the screen to black and white, so you get the maximum battery life.
The Galaxy S5 Active also offers customers a wide range of entertainment features. The 5.1 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display shows video in 1080p, so you can watch the video from your rafting trip. The 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with digital zoom makes it easy to capture the perfect picture on your next hike with stunning clarity.
Price and Availability
Beginning today, the Galaxy S5 Active is available exclusively at AT&T in Camo Green color for $714.99 (without contract). The device is also available for $27.50 per month with AT&T Next 18, $35.75 per month with AT&T Next 12 or $199 with a two-year agreement. Additionally, customers can save $50 on a Samsung Gear Fit when they purchase the Galaxy S 5 Active.