Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is expected to release.Samsung

Even as the global roll-out for Samsung's new Galaxy series flagship smartphone is nearing, rumours are doing the rounds about the new variants of the smartphone.

Following the release of Galaxy S4 last year, Samsung came up with a rugged and water-resistant variant of the smartphone dubbed as, Galaxy S4 Active.

Although the fifth generation Galaxy S smartphone is dust and water resistant, with a IP code rating of IP67, according to the latest buzz, an Active version of Galaxy S5 is also expected.

The information comes from renowned Twitter leakstar, evleaks who claims that Samsung SM-G870x is the Galaxy S5 Active. Besides, the device is coming to AT&T, Sprint, among other carriers. The tweet does not reveal information about the UK carrier availability.

Apart from the model number and the carriers, there is no much details about the technical specification of the Galaxy S5 Active.

The upcoming Galaxy S5 Active will be a cheaper variant, with a few downgrades in terms of hardware configuration.

For an instance, the Galaxy S4 Active features an LCD display and eight megapixel camera when compared to the Galaxy S4 which comes with Super AMOLED display and a high resolution 13 megapixel rear camera.

It is possible that we might get to see the similar changes in the Galaxy S5 Active with an LCD display and a 13 megapixel camera instead of a 16 megapixel unit, notes Sammobile.

The similar SM-G870 model has been recently rumoured to be as Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini with a considerably lower price.