Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Outdoor-Smartphone

In May of this year, Samsung had unveiled its Galaxy S5 Active in the United States exclusively in cooperation with the network operator AT & T. At that time it was said that it will probably not come to Europe. But times are changing fast: How SamMobile able to report from reliable sources, the outdoor smartphone the South Koreans will make its way across the Atlantic.

In terms of specifications, there is hardly any difference to the regular Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 Active has installed a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor with 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory measures and is expandable via microSD card. Furthermore, infected as in the original Galaxy S5, a 5.1 inches diagonally measured full HD display with Super AMOLED technology, a 16-ISOCELL MP camera and a 2,800 mAh battery. Needless to say, there was no skimping on the heart rate monitor, the IR LED and the industry standard IP67, attesting to enable water and dust resistance. The fingerprint sensor, meanwhile, for structural reasons, however, no longer on board.

Apart from the upper class-specs the Galaxy S5 has a few more features on board: On top and underside, the device has an additional plastic frame, which makes the Active a higher robustness. Moreover, Samsung has the outdoor model missed another side button, the Samsung “Convenience Key” has baptized. This can optionally be topped with various functions: For example, on this the compass or flashlight are activated, as it is possible to use the button as a camera shutter button. As usual Samsung smartphones Outdoor owns the Galaxy S5 Active robust hardware buttons below the display, through which the device can be operated even with gloves – with capacitive buttons would not be possible.

When exactly Samsung Galaxy S5 Active be released into the European market and in which countries ultimately offered, remains to be seen. Chances are good but that it is coming to Germany.

September 9, 2014


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