The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has been officially announced by AT&T, thus putting an end to weeks of leaks and rumors. The smartphone was leaked out in an image last evening, so the official announcement was always on the cards. Hardware wise, the smartphone is very identical to the Galaxy S5. As visible from the images, the smartphone looks like a military grade Galaxy S5 with added protection and durability.
Much like its predecessor (Galaxy S4 Active), the smartphone comes with hardware buttons on the front, thus doing away with the capacitive keys of the Galaxy S5. The smartphone is up for grabs immediately from AT&T for $199.99 with a two year contract or with the AT&T Next 12 plan which will require you to pay 12 monthly installments of $35.75 or the Next 18 plan with 18 installments of $27.50. This plan is ideal if you’re looking to switch to a new device every year or 18 months, instead of being held back by a lengthy contract duration.
The Galaxy S5 Active features a 5.1 inch 1080p display, a 16-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 chipset, Android 4.4.2 KitKat, 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot and a 2,800 mAh battery. The smartphone comes with a dedicated “convenience key” on the right which will help you quick launch a predefined application and also behave as a camera shutter button. The handset features IP67 certification and is shock resistant as well.