Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport for Sprint officially announced

BY Evan Selleck

Published 23 Jun 2014

image Galaxy S5 Sport2

Well, who saw this coming? Another Galaxy S5 variant, with another carrier exclusivity attached to it. The hardware isn’t the only exclusive part of the announcement, as there will be plenty of software pre-loaded on the handset right out of the box with Sprint’s branding.

Sprint has officially announced their newest member to the smartphone lineup: the Galaxy S5 Sport. As you can probably glean from the device’s long name, it’s all about the folks who might be enthusiastic about sports and fitness. Indeed, there is plenty of fitness-themed apps on the device, long before you can ever install any additional apps for yourself. Specifically, you’ll see apps like Sprint Fit Live, which will give you access to to a wide array of health apps. Of course, Samsung’s got their S Health, and Sprint’s included MapMyFitness for good measure.

image Galaxy S5 Sport

As far as specs go, it’s pretty straightforward:

  • 5.1-inch 1080p HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 16MP camera on the back; 2-megapixeal camera on the front
  • 16GB of storage
  • microSD card slot, with support of cards up to 128GB
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2800mAh battery
  • IP67 rated for resistance to dust and water
  • 4G LTE
  • HD Voice
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • It will come in two colors, as you can see in the images above: Cherry Red and Electric Blue. It’s available for pre-order right now, and it will begin shipping on July 25. The full retail price is $650. Or you can pay $27.09 per month with 24 monthly payments. Is this your next device?

    [via Sprint]