With rumors of the Active and Prime versions on the immensely popular Galaxy S5 circling the web for the past few weeks, today, we've got some clear proof of the upcoming Active variant.
Courtesy of TK Tech News, we can see a rigid frame, fully capacative buttons for Recents, Home, and Back, as well as what appears to be a gorgeous AMOLED display—the biggest gripe with the Galaxy S4 Active was its dumbed down 720p display, so this is a very welcomed change.
The device, sporting model number SM-G870A (the AT&T model), runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but we don't anticipate any significant software changes from the original S5, and the remainder of the internal specs are in line with the current model:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
- Adreno 330
- 1080 x 1930 resolution
- 15.9 MP rear camera
Considering that the device is already loaded with AT&T's bloatware suggests that it's not too far off from seeing the shelves. What do you think? Interested in a more rugged, tougher device, or is it overkill on Samsung's part? Sound off in the comments below.
As the videos keep coming, we continue to get more information on this device. Aside from the "better" display, one big improvement over the standard S5 is that the Active version will come with Optical Image Stabilization!
Yes, that rattling you head is the camera module in motion. Basically, it will move to counter the shakiness of your grip. While the standard S5 has shake protection, it is software based. The OIS on the Active model will really set this device apart from the competition.
Other exclusive features include Activity Zone, which will show reading from the Active's exclusive barometer, as well as a compass, flashlight, and stopwatch.
And the hardkey above the volume rockers? Nope, the power button is on the other side—this bad boy is a dedicated "Active Key". You can use this key to take a photo, launch an app, or toggle music. This, is friends, is something I wish all manufacturers would place on their devices. And with products like Pressy getting crowdsourced funding, there is clearly a demand for the feature.
And finally, what would a leak be without a comparison video, and TK Tech News has us covered:
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