Now that the Galaxy S5 is available worldwide, it probably won’t be long before Samsung starts pumping out niche variants for the flagship handset. We’ve already heard rumors of upcoming Galaxy S5 Prime and Galaxy S5 Mini devices, and now it looks like we may also see a Galaxy S5 Active hit the market as well.
The Galaxy S5 Active (model number SM-G870A) recently leaked out in an AnTuTu benchmark, revealing a list of specs identical to the flagship S5. The rumored handset packs a Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, a 1080p display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage (probably with a microSD slot) and runs Android 4.4.2.
Last year the Galaxy S4 Active offered a water-resistant alternative to the flagship S4, but considering that the Galaxy S5 already offers IP67 protection certification we’re not sure what the Active variant could offer enough to differentiate itself. Samsung could make the new device even more durable, especially when it comes to protecting the phone from potential cracks and breaks when dropped.
There’s still no word on when the Galaxy S5 Active could hit the market, though we’re expecting Samsung to unveil the S5 Prime and Mini in the near future. So maybe we’ll also see the Active announced during that same event.