With AT&T having the exclusive rights to sell the Galaxy S5 Active in the US, it looks like Sprint went for the next best thing with a new variant of Samsung’s latest flagship, called the Galaxy S5 Sport. The Galaxy S5 Sport differentiates itself from the standard Galaxy S5 by throwing in rubber grips on the edges of the phone, and by replacing the capacitive keys on the front with physical buttons.
All of it is supposed to give the phone a look similar to the Galaxy S5 Active, but that doesn’t mean it’s any more rugged than the original Galaxy S5, making it something of a cross between the standard and Active variants. The Sport is supposed to be the “launch pad for Sprint Fit Live,” and comes with goodies such as 12 months free access to MapMyFitness MVP, and a six-month premium Spotify membership for offering specialized Workout Playlists for the times when you’re, you know, working out.
The specs remain the same as before – a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 16-megapixel rear camera, 16GB of internal storage, a fingerprint and heart rate sensor, a 2,800 mAh battery, support for Sprint’s LTE network, and Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of Samsung’s custom UX on top.
The Galaxy S5 Sport will be available in Electric Blue and Cherry Red color options from July 25th, with a limited time offer that will get you $50 off the Samsung Gear Fit.