For a moment there, it seemed like Samsung might not bring a Galaxy S5 Active to market, at least considering the water resistance already inherent to the parent Galaxy S5. But even after the GS5’s launch, these Active rumors have persisted, and last week we saw them get quite specific, zeroing-in on a model number. This week that model number leads us to some new evidence, as a User Agent Profile turns up for this mystery hardware.
We already heard that the GS5 Active might arrive as Samsung’s model SM-G870, and that carrier variants may be coming to AT&T and Sprint. There’s still no sign of a Sprint model, but the UAProf for the SM-G870A (the A pointing to AT&T) has been sitting tight over on Samsung’s server. There we see confirmation of a 1080p display (which as GSM Arena rightly points out, should help ease concerns that this model might be a GS5 Mini, instead), but there aren’t many other details we can take away from this. The UAProf’s metadata indicates that Samsung last updated the file three weeks ago, suggesting the model is still an active project.
But for all the evidence like this we get to see, it still doesn’t feel like we’re getting that much closer to the GS5 Active, at least in terms of understanding its design. What would it offer above and beyond the GS5’s own protections? Could the differences be more aesthetic than anything? Hopefully some forthcoming leaks will shed new light on the situation.