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Galaxy S5 Active launches on AT&T: tougher shell, same water resistance

Mat Smith, @thatmatsmith
May 30, 2014
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We knew it existed but now it's finally crawled out of some jungle (or beach vacation) to go official. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active is available today on AT&T and while ruggedized phones typically lack.. something compared to flagship devices, this time it looks like no notable corners were cut. The Galaxy S5 Active has the same full-HD AMOLED 5.1-inch screen, while the 16-megapixel camera and fingerprint sensor are also lodged into the rugged smartphone. That said, water-resistance is now part of the original GS5's bag of tricks, which makes it less of selling point here. Regardless, there's the shock-resistant dust-proof shell and a burlier look: even if it's dreamy rendered view we're seeing here, the metallic details and finish could well win over Galaxy fans that aren't pro-plastic -- we're a little intrigued to see it IRL.

Samsung's also added a "convenience key" on the edge that will boot up all your "outdoor apps" (presumably maps and activity trackers) on a single application screen. If active means fitness to you, you might also be tempted by the offer of a $50 discount on the Gear Fit alongside the purchase of the GS5 Active. The adventure-ready phone will come in Camo Green, Titanium Grey and the not-so-rough sounding Ruby Red colors and will cost $200 on two-year contracts.

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