Samsung Debuts Galaxy S4 Active

Samsung has officially revealed its latest variant of the Galaxy S 4, the water- and dust-proof Galaxy S4 Active. The device comes with the IP67-certificate which means that it can be submerged in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Although it shares almost the same name, it comes with slightly changed specifications.

There is still a 5-inch 1080p display, but instead of AMOLED Samsung used TFT LCD display. It is powered by a quad core Snapdragon 600 processor that is clocked at 1.9 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. The company stated that 11.25 GB of storage is usable, so if you want more there is a microSD card slot which can take up to 64GB cards.

The Galaxy S4 features different cameras than the vanilla version. On the back of the handset, we have an 8 megapixel camera with an LED flash which is a step down from 13-megapixels. However, thanks to a new Aqua Mode, it shoots fantastic underwater pictures and footage as well. There is also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

In terms of connectivity, there is LTE, HSPA+, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 support. Among them, we also find almost standard NFC, infrared, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity, barometer, gesture and finger-hovering sensors.

Moving on, the S4 is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. The phone measures 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm and weighs 151 g with 2,600 mAh battery. Samsung says the phone will go on sale this summer and will be offered in grey, blue and orange colors.