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Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport in Cherry Red and Electric Blue
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport in Cherry Red and Electric Blue

Anyone wanting a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to keep up with less typical usage patterns has had to turn to the Active series sold on AT&T, but Sprint today announced that it has its own special Samsung smartphone targeted at users with an "active lifestyle." The new Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport isn't a handset focused on being rugged; Sprint has opted to go for the health side of the description. The phone comes with a grip-friendly textured body in red or blue. It has three raised physical buttons for navigation, and an Activity Zone app and button that has a barometer, compass, flashlight, and stopwatch, as seen on the Active. Like all S5 models, the S5 Sport has IP67 water and dust resistance.

The S5 Sport turns to health features like Sprint Fit Live, a central place to monitor workout activities, MapMyFitness MVP (12 months free), Spotify Workout playlists (6 months free service on Framily plan), and getting updates on fitness apps. It seems strange that Sprint would need a new phone to introduce this because you can already get the same perks with a regular S5 on Sprint. The benefits will be the centralized Health option to go with the Sprint Spark LTE connectivity and HD Voice.

Sprint will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport on July 25 for 24 payments of $27.09 ($650.16). The phone comes in Electric Blue or Cherry Red and are otherwise identical to the Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Specs

- Android 4.4.2, KitKat
- 2.5GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AB)
- 16-megapixel rear-facing Phase Detection Auto Focus camera with Zero Shutter Lag, flash and video capture
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera with full HD recording at 30fps Studio
- 3.5mm stereo headset jack
- Stereo Bluetooth 4.0
- Dimensions: 5.7 inches x 2.9 inches x 0.4 inches (144mm x 74mm x 8.9mm)
- Weight: 5.6 ounces (158 grams)
- Display: 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920x1080)
- Battery: 2,800mAh Lithium-ion battery
- 16GB internal memory (ROM), 2GB (RAM) microSD card slot supports up to 128GB
- Activity Zone offers the ability to open active lifestyle features, including a Barometer, Compass, Flashlight and Stopwatch, from a single screen
- S Health 1, an integrated mobile health platform to access health info, map out your workouts and make healthier eating choices, even measure your heart rate when touching the back of Galaxy S 5 Sport
- Multi Window 2 allows users to seamlessly toggle between applications without closing a window or opening a new page
- Quick Connect defaults to the best technology to share your content, send files, share your screen or control nearby devices
- NFC (near field communication) allowing the device to read information from everyday objects, such as stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips, or for use as a mobile wallet to make secure purchases
- Samsung Knox to help ensure that businesses have the security and control they require to protect sensitive data
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- IP67 water and dust resistant3
- Textured body for increased grip and three hard keys for easier navigation when active

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