AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Active official, priced, and already available (VIDEO)

By Alexandra Burlacu | May 30, 2014 07:17 AM EDT

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

The much-rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is now official, as AT&T has already started offering the extra rugged smartphone online and in its stores.

The official announcement now comes to confirm not only the existence of this rumored Galaxy S5 version, but also its full specifications and features. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active comes with a 5.1-inch full HD 1080p AMOLED display, exactly as the original flagship. Under the hood, the rugged handset packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage capacity, with a microSD card slot for additional memory of up to 128GB.

Follow us

Other specs include a 16-megapixel rear shooter, as well as the much-touted heart-rate sensor, which is bound to be a key feature for active users.

"As summer begins to hit its stride, you need a phone that can handle the elements. Engineered to keep up with your active lifestyle, AT&T and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announce the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, the next step of the popular Galaxy S5 designed to withstand the bumps and bruises of everyday life," AT&T touts in a new press release on Friday, May 30.

The real difference between this new model and the original Galaxy S5 consists of ruggedness, as the Active model has an extra layer of toughness. The Galaxy S5 already has IP67 dust- and water-resistance certification, but its more rugged counterpart adds some extra oomph by boasting MIL-STA 810G, i.e. the latest version of the military standard for shock-resistant devices.

"Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active is built to handle the wear and tear of an active lifestyle, while still maintaining the level of performance customers expect from a premium smartphone," adds AT&T senior vice president of Devices, Jeff Bradley. "Now you can enjoy the outdoors with a durable, premium smartphone on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network."

In terms of software changes, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active adds the previously-leaked Active Zone app, which combines all of the activity and health-related apps and features the smartphone has to offer. Moreover, the handset also comes with a built-in barometer.

When it comes to pricing, AT&T revealed that it will offer the no-contract Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for a quite hefty $714.99, a notably higher price tag compared to the Galaxy S5's $649 price off-contract. The smartphone 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 contract. To sweeten the deal, AT&T is also slashing $50 off the Samsung Gear Fit for those who purchase a Galaxy S5 Active.

If you're interested in the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, you can no head over to AT&T at this link and make your purchase. For a closer look at this rugged smartphone, check out the video below.

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Intel Pocket Avatars

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
HTC Nexus 9 (Volantis) conceptGoogle Nexus 9 to debut on Oct. 8 at HTC’s ‘Double Exposure’ event?
Record iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus pre-order demand will push delivery into October
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime selfie phone leaks: Images, specs, purported launch timeframe
OPPO N3 leaks in exclusive images ahead of October launch, reveals unorthodox design
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
Vine update brings new camera experienceVine gets major update, lets you upload previously-shot videos & more (VIDEO)
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) finally hits Windows Phone – Available as a free download now
Instagram releases Bolt ephemeral messaging app in select markets to challenge Snapchat
PayPal for iOS update brings loyalty card support, other features and enhancements
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics