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Galaxy S5 Sport is a new Sprint exclusive, basically a re-branded GS5 Active

Sprint has announced its newest exclusive, the Galaxy S5 Sport, essentially a re-branded version of AT&T's Galaxy S5 Active.
June 23, 2014

The Galaxy S5 Active might be exclusive to AT&T’s network, but for those on Sprint, you’re about ready to get have a pretty close alternative. Dubbed the Galaxy S5 Sport, the new handset has similar specs and features to its AT&T-only brother.

The GS5 Sport has a 5.1-inch 1080 display and a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. There’s also 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, IP67 rating for water and dust resistance, Spark network support and Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box.

Where the handset most differs from the Active is on the back, where you’ll find electric blue or cherry red colors and a case that has a textured back that Sprint says makes the phone easier to hold. On the front, you’ll find the same overall buttons as the Active model. In addition to slightly revamped looks, the GS5 Sport also includes six months of Spotify and a year of MapMyFitness MVP, aimed at making it the optimal phone for those into sports and other outdoor activities. The phone also features Sprint’s Fit Live hub, as will all of Sprint’s upcoming handset.

As for when the GS5 Active Sport will debut on Sprint’s network? You can expect it on July 25th for zero down and 24 monthly payments of $24.09. This means the off-contract price should be around $650. Those really into Samsung and sports can also get a $50 discount on the Galaxy Gear Fit.