Samsung may launch additional Galaxy S5 versions this year including a more rugged model, just like it did last year with the Galaxy S4. A Galaxy S5 Active will apparently be available from various U.S. carriers including AT&T and Sprint, @evleaks has learned, revealing that the model number for the handset is SM-G870x.
Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Active wasn’t terribly popular compared to other versions of the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, having accounted for just 4% of total Galaxy S4 sales according to a recent report. But Samsung seemingly still thinks waterproofing and dust-proofing are important features that will draw more customers to its phones moving forward. A recent report stated that Samsung is working on an “Active” version of its upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone that will be both water-resistant and dust-resistant, and now new claims suggest Samsung will make these features commonplace on its high-end smartphones moving forward. More →
Just as we expected would be the case in 2014, Samsung seemingly plans to continue using its extremely effective “gadget spam” strategy this year and flood the market with multiple versions of its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone. We’re not sure how well they sold — though a trusted source told BGR late last year that the Galaxy S4 Active was a somewhat popular option at AT&T — but two of Samsung’s more talked about Galaxy S4 variants were the S4 Active and the S4 Zoom. The former is a water-resistant and dust-resistant handset while the latter focused on photography. Now, according to two separate leaks on Tuesday, it looks like both the Active and the Zoom lines will be carrier forward in 2014. More →