Samsung GALAXY S5 Active lands in Canada

Samsung Galaxy S5 ActiveSamsung Canada today announced that the Galaxy S5 Active is now available in Canada though multiple carriers. As the name implies, this is a rugged version of the Galaxy S5. With its Mil-STD-810G and IP67 certifications, it is built to withstand threats like salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shocks, making it “the ultimate device for the most demanding environments – from bike trails to the field office.”

“The Samsung GALAXY GS5 Active is an important addition to Samsung’s extensive smartphone portfolio because not only is it an ideal choice for Canadian consumers with active lifestyles but it’s also tough enough to take from the jobsite to the slopes and anywhere in-between,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. “The smart, powerful GALAXY S5 Active is built for life on the go and built to last.”

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active also comes with a convenience key on the side to launch apps related to outdoor activities.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active specifications:

  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE Cat.4/HSPA+/GPRS/EDGE
  • Other connectivity: Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC
  • Display: 5.1-inch Full HD (1080×1920) Super AMOLED
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 128GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 16MP
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, gesture sensor, fingerprint sensor, heart rate monitor
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Dimensions: 145.3 × 73.4 × 8.9 millimeters
  • Weight: 170.1 grams
  • Colours: Camo Green, Titanium Grey, Ruby Red
  • Other: Dustproof and water-resistant ((IP67 and MIL-spec 810G certified)

In Canada, only the Titanium Gray version will be available. It is available from Bell Mobility and Rogers Wireless. Bell is offering it for CA$279.95 with a two-year contract and CA$699.95 contract-free. Rogers Wireless is offering it for CA$279.99 with a two-year FLEXtab agreement (and should be on its website later today). It will also be carried by select retailers.

Sources : Samsung Canada // Bell Mobility