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New Samsung Galaxy S5 designed for an Active lifestyle

Mobility

Samsung Canada has brought the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Active smartphone to Canada, designed for those that need a smartphone to match a rugged and active lifestyle.

The smartphone is built to the US Mil-STD-810G certification so it can be taken anywhere and its shock, water and dust-resistant casing allow it to withstand demanding environments. For those with an active lifestyle, it also features an “adventure mode” that includes loads features such as a compass and maps onto one screen.

“The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is an important addition to Samsung’s extensive smartphone portfolio because not only is it an ideal choice for Canadian consumers with active lifestyles but it’s also tough enough to take from the jobsite to the slopes and anywhere in-between,” said Paul Brannen, executive vice-president, mobile solutions for Samsung Canada, in a statement. “The smart, powerful Galaxy S5 Active is built for life on the go and built to last.”

The GS5 Active features a 5.1” HD Super AMOLED display powered by a Quad Core 2.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. There is a 16MP rear camera and a 2.1MP camera on the front.

By being built to US Mil-STD-810G specifications, the GS5 Active is resistant to salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shock. Its IP67 certification allows it to withstand the effect of dust and the effect of water immersion of up to one metre for 30 minutes.

There’s a built-on heart rate sensor that, together with the S Health app, allows users to track their fitness progress. There’s also an Ultra Power Saving Mode that can be used to conserve dwindling battery life, allowing a user to go up to 24 hours on a 10 per cent charge until they can get to an outlet.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in Titanium Grey, with Canadian availability through select retailers expected Sept. 15th.