The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has made an appearance on GFXBench revealing the smartphone's specs and both AT&T and Sprint will offer it in the near future.
It's no secret Samsung loves to release as many spinoff smartphones from its current flagship model to appeal to users that might not want the company's latest and greatest smartphone. These handsets typically center around a major feature that isn't offered on Samsung's current flagship. For instance, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S4 Zoom, and Galaxy S4 Active last summer and each had its own special trick up its sleeves.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini featured an almost identical design to the Galaxy S4, but as its name implies, its focus is to offer users a shrunken down Galaxy S4 with mid-range specs and a lower price. The Galaxy S4 Zoom was designed to appeal to photo aficionados by packing in a 16-megapixel rear camera with a whopping 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and optical image stabilization. Samsung designed the Galaxy S4 Active to be a rugged version of the Galaxy S4, it had the flagships Full HD display and it was both waterproof and dust-resistant.
The flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 is already IP67 certified to be both waterproof and dust resistant out of the box, which led many to wonder if Samsung would release a Galaxy S5 Active.
No need to wonder any longer, the smartphone just popped up on GFXBench, which revealed the Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870) complete spec list.
According to the becnmarks, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active will feature a 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD AMOLED or LCD panel. The screen size will most likely be 5.1-inches, since the Galaxy S5's display on GFXBench is also listed as 5.2-inches, when the handset has a 5.1-inch display.
The Galaxy S5 Active will use a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. When it comes to its camera capabilities, the benchmark shows a 16-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front facing camera. It will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box with Samsung's updated TouchWiz UI.
The always-reliable evleaks tweeted the SM-G860 that appeared in the benchmarks indicate a likely CDMA variant of the G870, which is the Active or Sport Version of the Galaxy S5. That backs up earlier reports that the Galaxy S5 Active would be offered by both AT&T and Sprint. We'll keep you posted on any new Galaxy S5 Zoom news.