Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, the rugged version of the flagship from the Korean giant, will hit the Indian market in around two weeks, and will carry a price tag of around 40,000-42,000 for the LTE version, according to a distributor.
This will make the S5 Active, which will come with LTE, only around 10-20% more expensive than the Galaxy S5 LTE version. The regular S5, with LTE, is available in India for Rs 36,900, while the non LTE version is available for Rs 34,500.
“It [the price] could be as low as 38,000 also,” said a Delhi-based distributor.
It is not known whether a non-LTE version of the model will also be launched.
The Galaxy S5 Active carries largely the same specs as S5, but has added protection. The phone was launched in the US in June, and much later in Canada. It is currently in the process of being launched in Europe and India.
The S5 Active has a shock resistant, water resistant, and dust proof casing.
Its water-resistant and dustproof characteristics carry a IP67 rating, which implies that it is submersible up to 1m (3 ft) of water for up to 30 mins with covers tightly closed.
It also meets US Military’s STD 810G standard for shock, temperature, humidity, rain and altitude.
The Galaxy S5 Active also comes with a convenience key on the side to launch all of the apps related to outdoor activity, and bundles fitness related applications such as heart-rate monitor, nutrition monitor etc..
The S5 Active comes with a 2800 mAh battery, promising talktime of up to 29 hours, and a standby time of up to 480 hours.
Like the regular S5, it comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, out of which 11.2 GB is available for users.