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Samsung’s rumored ultra-durable smartphone may have been leaked

We’ve been skeptical about the prospect of a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active – the S5 flagship is already waterproof and dustproof – but a couple of new videos have surfaced showing what appears to be that very phone. The footage was captured by TK Tech News, which showed off the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime just days ago. The rugged phone in the video shares some design similarities with the Galaxy S4 Active from last year, most notably the extra padding and rear seal to protect the handset from water.

The S5 could be about to get active. A new leak appears to show a sporting spin-off of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in action. Videos posted online by TK Tech News purport to show an AT&T — the US network — version of the S5 Active, alleged to be a follow-up to last year’s rugged version of the S4. The Galaxy S4 Active is a reinforced, waterproof, splash-proof phone for sporting types, designed to be taken out on adrenaline-pumping, danger-laced extreme activities like swimming, snowboarding and music festivals. The alleged Active sports the same buttons as the previous Active, to allow you to fiddle with your phone while submerged as the touchscreen doesn’t work underwater. Unlike the S4 Active, which boasted an LCD screen, the leaked phone has a Super AMOLED screen with crisp 1080p detail. Under the rugged exterior is reported to be a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM and a 15.9-megapixel camera.

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