If ever you were in any doubt that there would be a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active waiting in the wings, this latest pair of videos puts the device's existence beyond question. A good look at the ruggedised version of Samsung's flagship, it doesn't seem as though it's scrimped on the specs for the sake of sturdiness either.
The S5 Active, according to the leak, looks set to come with a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 AMOLED screen (though the TK Tech News tester believes the display looks even sharper than that of the standard Galaxy S5), with a 480dpi. Under the hood is a quad-core 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (AC edition -- the newest version of the chipset) backed by 2GB of RAM with Adreno 330 graphics. The rear camera is a 16MP shooter, matching that of the Galaxy S5. Android 4.4.2 is the operating system.
Put through its paces in a couple of benchmarking tests, the S5 Active chalks up an AnTuTu benchmarking score of 35917 (an A+ rating), while using the GeekBench 3 test it hits a score of 952 on a single core and 2878 on its multi-core capabilities. That would put it right up there with the most powerful of phones according to AnTuTu, and is similarly highly ranked through GeekBench.
The video below gives a closer look at the device itself, which looks thoroughly ruggedised. Hardware buttons sit below the screen while the rear of the case sports some serious protection around the camera sensor and the phone's edges. This thing looks as though it could take a tumble, sealed up all round to give it waterproof credentials. And it even finds room to fit in the Galaxy S5's somewhat-maligned heart rate sensor, too. It's every bit the Galaxy S5 then, with added brawn for the butter-fingered brigade. [TK Tech News (YouTube)]