Mobile networks Sprint and AT&T may soon be offering new Samsung Galaxy models. Reports indicate that the carriers may soon have the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and a new variant of the Galaxy Note 3, respectively.
Informant Evleaks recently shared details that a Samsung model SM-G870 may be a CDMA variant of the model SM-G860, which has been pegged as the AT&T Galaxy S5 Active. Notably, Sprint is a CDMA network.
.@YanksFan371 Likely a CDMA variant of the G870, which is the Active or Sport version of the Galaxy S5.
â€” @evleaks (@evleaks) May 11, 2014
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There have been a few other tidbits of news about the Samsung Galaxy 5 Active and other Galaxy S5 variants. Niche versions like Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy S5 Zoom were reportedly confirmed for release by SamMobile in January. Just days ago, news surfaced that the Galaxy S5 Active was going through FCC certification.
There has been word that Galaxy S5 variants such as the Active, Mini and Zoom might release between May and June. Notably, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Mini and Zoom were unveiled in mid-June last year at the Samsung Premiere press event and launched to the public not long after.
Many are puzzled at the prospect of Samsung releasing a Galaxy S5 Active, considering that the Galaxy S5 holds an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. The Galaxy S4 Active also features an IP67 rating, which allowed Samsung to advertise it as an “active device.” However, the S4 Active included other features not seen on the original flagships, such as aqua mode, which lets users take photos underwater. The device also incorporates metal into is external design. There is currently not much information about what features the Galaxy S5 Active might possess.
Food for thought: Samsung SM-G750 and SM-N910 are headed to AT&T; Samsung SM-G860 is Sprint-bound [comments: http://t.co/XvFgRppiFI]
— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 11, 2014
Meanwhile, it is uncertain exactly what new Galaxy Note 3 model may soon be released on AT&T. Evleaks also detailed that a Samsung SM-N910 model was on its way to AT&T. Many have considered the similarity to the SM-N900 model for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 as to why this device may be a variant of Samsung’s 2013 phablet. Currently there is not much more information on this model. Many sources doubt this device could be the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, which is a budget version of the Galaxy Note 3 that has been advertised outside of the U.S. There is also word that the model could be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4.