The South Korean giant quietly launched the Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T and has priced it at $714.99 (Rs. 42,000) without contract, while it is also available at $199.99 with two-year contract with AT&T.
Unfortunately, there is no word whether when the Galaxy S5 Active will be available outside the US or on other mobile carriers apart from AT&T.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, much like the Galaxy S4 Active, is dustproof, shock- and water-resistant with IP67 certification and can survive being dipped in up to 1 meter water for up to 30 minutes with covers slightly closed. It meets US Mil-STD 810G for shock, temperature, humidity, rain and altitude. It comes with a water-resistant earphone jack, so one can use earphones even during wet conditions.
According to the official AT&T listing of the Galaxy S5 Active, the smartphone features a special 'convenience key' on the side of the device which launches outdoor activity-related features and apps named as Activity Zone.
The Galaxy S5 Active, much like the Galaxy S5, runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080x1920 pixel full-HD resolution. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB inbuilt storage model, with microSD card expandability up to 128GB. The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality. It features a 2800mAh battery, rated to deliver 29 hours of talk time, and 480 hours of standby time. The phone has an accelerometer, proximity sensor, a gyro sensor, digital compass, barometer, gesture sensor, finger hovering sensor and a light sensor.
The Galaxy S5 Active will be available in Camo Green, and Titanium Grey colour variants.