We have been getting leaks and videos like crazy about the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Active – well, yesterday we had yet another that is thought to be the first press image of the Galaxy S5 Active…courtesy of our buddy @evleaks. It has the same three navigation keys that are very similar to the Galaxy S4 Active. Up to this point, neither Samsung nor AT&T has confirmed this device, but you can clearly see the AT&T logo in the upper left of the notification screen and it is showing the 4G LTE symbol that the network displays.
The Galaxy S4 Active was an AT&T exclusive last year and we are not sure if the Galaxy S5 Active will be only on AT&T or other networks, although some rumors are saying Sprint as well – maybe @evleaks will be able to help us out with another Galaxy S5 Active leak with Verizon branding. From this image you can get an idea of the rather large “corner bumpers” which means it maybe a little more rugged than last years model, although most internal specs remain the same.
TK Tech has put up several videos over the past few days and has discovered some interesting differences between the rugged Galaxy S5 Active versus the normal Galaxy S5. Besides the rugged build and extra sealant on the inside of the back cover, it has an App not found on the Galaxy S5, called Activity Zone, which appears to be tied into the S Health App. Within the Activity Zone, you have a Barometer, Compass, Stop Watch, Flashlight, and something like an emergency blinker.
He has also noticed less lag, quicker interface, and it is actually thinner than original Galaxy S5, and there is an Active Key that you can setup to make it open Activity Zone, Camera, etc. Another huge discovery they made in another video is that the Galaxy S5 Active has OIS built into the camera! So take a look at the video and let us know on our Google+ Page what you think of the new Galaxy S5 Active…as always we would love to hear from you.