When the Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced, the company touted the devices’ water and dust proof nature as a major feature. Indeed, having a waterproof device is an amazing feature in an everyday phone, no longer forcing you to buy a dumbed down model that is made for an active lifestyle. So now that the main model features waterproofing, what would be the point in releasing a Galaxy S5 Active?
While we can’t answer that question, it looks like the device is indeed coming. Previous leaks showed that the model number of the Galaxy S5 Active will be SM-G870, and it looks like Samsung’s servers are hosting a User Agent Profile for the SM-G870A. This would be the AT&T model, a carrier the Active was said to grace. And the file was updated three weeks ago, so this isn’t old data.
Maybe Samsung has something really interesting up its sleeve for the Galaxy S5 Active. Maybe it’ll be some super rugged device, offering more than just waterproofing. If so, it should be an interesting announcement as we have absolutely no info on the device. What do you think Samsung should do with the Galaxy S5 Active to make it stand out? Give us your thoughts in the comments!