Samsung's above-average mid-range Galaxy S5 Active is finally hitting the European shores soon. The smartphone was primarily launched for buyers in the US, and AT&T, one of the major wireless service providers in the country offered the GalaxyS5 Active as an exclusive.

Now, according to a SamMobile report, the Galaxy S5 will be open for purchase soon, in various major European countries such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Austria and Germany along with a host of other countries.

The full list of European countries where Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active will go on sale very shortly:

UK, Austria, Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and Italy.

Various other European countries will be added to the list, once region-specific firmware updates start rolling out, states the SamMobile report.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active incorporates the following key hardware aspects:

  • 5.1in display enclosed within the Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating platform; out of the box
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front camera for video calling
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, out of which 11.2 GB is available for users
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 128 GB
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 2800 mAh battery, providing a claimed talktime of up to 29 hours, and a standby time of up to 480 hours

The exact pricing details of the Galaxy S5 Active are not known at this point in time, but according to a GSMArena report, the smartphone is expected to cost a whopping €629 (£495) once officially released.

Do let us know if Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active is available in your country.