Available exclusively for Sprint users, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport packages the already waterproof S5 into a more durable construction. The device has two color variants (blue and red) and will be available starting July 25.
June 23, 2014 9:53 AM PDT
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The handset includes identical specs as its flagship counterpart, and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Powering the phone is a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon processor, and 2,800mAh battery.
On the back is a 16-megapixel camera that can record 1080p full HD video, and on the front is a 2-megapixel camera.
Rated to satisfy IP67 standards for water and dust resistance, the GS5 Sport has plugs to protect its ports.
The device features a number of health and fitness apps, such as S Health and Map My Fitness.
A look at the handset's left edge and volume rocker.
The device still flaunts a dimpled battery door, which previously debuted with the S5, and a heart-rate monitor.
The handset has a 5.1-inch, full HD Super AMOLED display with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution.
Playing off the high-end camera, one editing feature is Studio, a photo and video editing app.
The phone measures 5.7 inches tall, 2.9 inches wide, and 0.4 inch thick.
As for capacity, the S5 Sport has 16GB of internal memory with support up to 128GB of expandable memory, and 2GB of RAM.
Another look at the S5 Sport's rear-facing camera.
The device is 4G LTE enabled, and is compatible with Sprint's branded Spark network.
It also features HD Voice, Sprint's audio- and voice-enhanced technology that promises to boost call quality.
Below the display are three hard keys for recent apps, home, and back.
On the top edge of the handset is an IR blaster, which turns your phone into a remote for home theater equipment.
The right edge houses a dimpled sleep/power button.
The S5 Sport can survive submersion for 30 minutes in up to 3 feet of water.
The device costs $200 after users sign a two-year carrier contract, or $650 without an agreement.
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