First images of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

by: Robert TriggsMay 20, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The “rugged” Galaxy S4 Active was confirmed last month, and will probably be heading our way some time in the near future. If you’re interested to see what the S4 Active looks like, then you’ll want to take note of the first images that have cropped up on GSMArena.

The tougher dust and water resistant build has lead to a slight design change, like a few bolts on the back to tighten the handset’s seal, but overall the Active doesn’t look too dissimilar to the mainstream Galaxy S4.

Also, Samsung seems to have opted for physical buttons rather than the traditional capacitive keys, which might be a turn-off for those who prefer a minimalist appearance.

Similar to the benchmark result that was spotted over the weekend, which suggested that the Galaxy S4 Active would be opting for an older Snapdragon S4 CPU, the Galaxy S4 Active’s hardware specs are still a little up in the air in these pictures too.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active specs

According to the snap of the handset running AnTuTu, the device is running on a quad-core 1890MHz processor combined with an Adreno 320 GPU. This pretty much matches the clock speed of the regular Snapdragon 600-powered Galaxy S4, but it could also be using an overclocked Snapdragon S4 Pro. If that’s the case, we’d be a bit concerned about the battery drain and heat output of a S4 chip at those speeds.

Other than the processor, all the other specs appear to be the same. The handset still has a 5-inch 1080p display and should ship with the same software and Android version as the regular Galaxy S4.

Whilst there’s still no official information available on the specs or a release date, we’re expecting to hear an official announcement about the Galaxy S4 Active in the near future.

  • zuzu

    PLEASE make it available in black!

  • simpleas

    Looks nice, good for survival lol

  • Moo

    How come 5″ display same S4

    S4 PPI = 441

    S4 Active PPI = 480 !!!!!

    Both are 1920×1080

    So ??!!

    • Martin Marek

      Then the S4 Active should have about 4.6″ screen.

    • Sudeepto Dutta

      Hello Friend,

      Nice question… This has to be Android Authority’s next article..

      “Difference between DPI & PPI “…

      from the image , you can clearly see that the Antutu benchmark is showing dpi & NOT ppi …

      I won’t go for a long boring explanation …. you can wiki that on the internet..

      And I guess it also depends on the shape of the pixels concerned ..

      GS4 & I believe the upcoming smartphones from Sammy has Diamond shaped pixels …

      Please correct me guys if I am wrong somewhere .. I would like to learn about this dpi & ppi thing in layman’s terms :)

    • MasterMuffin

      As Sudeepto Dutta said, it’s DPI not ppi. Google it :) BTW that’s the nicest design from Samsung for a while, that back should have been in sgs4!

  • Awesome! Looks very… active.

  • SeraZR™

    Would look cool in black

  • Filip Justin

    Black or blue sound awesome.. It makes me consider it over a 64GB S4 even if it has only 16GB of storage..

  • dooder

    Wow, this is the first attractive design Samsung has put out in years. I really like.

  • This “brawny” S4 Actually looks a lot more cooler than the “smarter” s4!!!

  • 윌 스튜어트

    This beautiful phone simply can’t be a Samsung phone :s Anyway, I hope it’s a hint on what to expect from future designs..

  • George

    Looks like an Xperia Galaxy fusion!
    Me gusta mucho! :D