Earlier today, Samsung announced the first details about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active water-resistant smartphone. The announcement was posted on SamsungMobilePress, it details all the features and the possible release date, which will happen only for selected countries at first.
The main purpose of this smartphone is to become the main choice for users who want an almost unbreakable device, a smartphone that is capable of repelling dust and water.
The original Galaxy S4 phone has been branded with the 'Life Companion' tag, while the new more durable and resistant Galaxy S4 Active will become your 'Perfect Companion for Exploration, Activity and Adventure'. If you think that this device will be cheaper than the normal model, then you might be in for a big surprise as its specs are very similar to other flagship Android phones.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active packs a much more durable external hardware, it has been designed mainly for people who are highly active, hence the name, and love to spend more time outdoors. It doesn't feature any capacitive buttons like the original Galaxy S4, as those have been replaced with 3 physical buttons. So, this smartphone is water and dust proof, impact resistant and it offers almost the same internal hardware specs as its more 'flashy' Galaxy S4 bigger brother.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active comes with a 4.99-inch Full HD TFT LCD screen, 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal SDcard expandable using an external microSD, 1600 mAh battery, IR blaster, WatchON, TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UI, Samsung S features and functions and the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
Apart from the different touchscreen used, the other major difference from the normal Galaxy S4 is the camera.The one mounted on the Galaxy S4 Active is an 8MP model while the original S4 uses a 13MP camera version. This means that you won't be able to take the same quality photos, but you will still get the camera that was previously featured on the original Samsung Galaxy S3.
Also, as you would've expected, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is thicker by 1.2 inches than the normal Galaxy S4 model. It will be available starting with this summer, but their is no official pricing set for it. However, you should expect its price to be somewhere around $600 as it doesn't lack too many major features of the original model.
It will first be released in United States and Sweden, while all the other regions will get it starting afterwards. So, how