Galaxy S5 Active and Zoom incoming [rumour]

If you wanted a Samsung Galaxy S5 but were desiring a variant rougher, tougher and more durable than diamond, then wait no more. According to the mostly reliable EVleaks, a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and S5 Zoom are both planned for production, just as it was with the Samsung Galaxy S4 (there was both a Zoom and Active model).

EVleaks has tweeted an image displaying the upcoming APK list (Android App Package) of the alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 already features an IP67 rated body – suggesting that it could inadvertently accompany you in the bath and still function. Billed as a more dynamic variant, expect the S5 Active to possibly improve this, perhaps utilising the upgraded IP68 specification. This would allow the phone to join you on a 1.5m scuba dive for up to an hour, while you capture fish on your 16 MP camera.

According to Phonearena, AT&T and Sprint will “eventually” welcome the handset into their stable when the device is available stateside. If and when the device will be available for other countries, is still unknown.

This also follows the recent S5 Zoom leak, suggesting that the photography-orientated variant will sport a 20MP rear camera with 10x optical zoom and Xenon flash. It’s also rumoured that it will be called the Samsung Galaxy K, and launch 29 April 2014. We’ll know more at Samsung’s “Kapture the Moment” launch event to be held later this month.

Andy Walker, former editor


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