For the longest time, we’ve been seeing hints of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active in various leaks and rumors. Though we don’t quite know what’s so special about it, we can imagine what would make it useful. Today, we finally have a full render of the device to look at and decided if we really want it.
The Galaxy S5 Active is supposed to be made for “active” people, a lifestyle which I prefer not to follow. Looking at the device, it looks ruggedized to protect it from falls. While last year’s model added waterproofing and a metal back over the standard Galaxy S4, this year it needs a lot more to impress.
The Galaxy S5 is already waterproof, so that alone won’t make an Active device special. But from the pieces on the top and bottom of this device, it looks like it’ll be able to sustain some serious drops. Is this Samsung’s attempt at an ultra rugged flagship? We sure hope so!
Though we don’t know any specs of this device just yet, they should be similar to the Galaxy S5 in almost every way. Last year, the Galaxy S4 Active bumped the camera down to 8MP and used an LCD instead of an AMOLED panel, but everything else remained identical. Similar sacrifices may be made here. Would you pick one up for yourself, or is the standard version more appealing?