We’d beforehand heard rumours that Samsung was engaged on an “Lively” model of its Galaxy S5 flagship however now there’s extra proof because the handset has apparently gone via the US <a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/glossary/fcc" title="FCC stands for the Federal Communications Commission, which is an independent agency of the US government.
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The phrase comes by way of Android Headlines, which noticed the SM-G780A listed on the FCC’s web site – that’s a code quantity which has beforehand been related to the Galaxy S5 Lively hearsay. It’s not one hundred% sure, in fact, because it might nonetheless be another gadget – there isn't any affirmation that the SM-G780A is certainly a Galaxy S5 Lively, however rumours recommend it might nicely be.
It’s somewhat odd to assume Samsung will proceed the Lively model with the Galaxy S5. The primary Galaxy Lively was the Galaxy S4 Active. Because the model identify suggests, it was meant for individuals main lively life and the important thing options included water and mud resistance, nevertheless, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 already included IP67 water and mud resistance certification, so fairly why an Lively variant is important isn’t clear.
The FCC submitting doesn’t reveal a lot on this entrance, we will solely speculate that perhaps it has a better degree of certification for deeper submersion or longer durations in water – it’s value noting the Galaxy S4 Lively additionally featured particular digital camera and management capabilities to permit underwater picture and video seize, so maybe that is additionally on the playing cards. Or alternatively some added shock resistance is one other risk.
The FCC submitting does reveal the size of the handset: 143mmx73.42mm, which means it’s a wee bit bigger than the common Galaxy S5 – a touch that there could possibly be one thing additional happening with the outside casing. It additionally has NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi and a 2,800mAh battery cell, however that’s all the identical because the common Galaxy S5.
We don’t but know if the interior hardware would be the similar – the Galaxy S4 Lively packed the identical processor as its flagship stablemate, however solely got here in a 16GB storage variant. It additionally had a decrease-spec eight-megapixel digital camera instead of the traditional mannequin’s thirteen-megapixel setup, and the show was a 1080p TFT as an alternative of Tremendous AMOLED as with the usual Galaxy S4.