Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Zoom specs leaked ahead of launch

by: Kyle WiggersMay 29, 2013

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If you weren’t already excited for Samsung’s upcoming smartphone launches, information leaked ahead of the company’s June 20 press conference might just pique your interest.

High-Tech.Mail.Ru, a Russian technology website, reportedly obtained the specifications of both the highly anticipated ruggedized Galaxy S4 spin-off – the Galaxy S4 Active – and the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which allegedly appears externally similar to Samsung’s incoming S4 Mini.

The Galaxy S4 Active is, as has been rumored, a water- and dust- resistant version of the Galaxy S4. It has a 5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display and the following internals:

  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • LTE support
  • 16GB of built-in memory, microSD support
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, IR blaster
  • 2600mAh battery

Unfortunately, we don’t have any word on the Samsung S4 Active camera’s megapixel count. The latest rumors point towards a slight downgrade from the S4’s 13-megapixel camera, but we haven’t heard any more on that front since last week.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom’s specs are typical of a mid-range Android device. The display is of the Super AMOLED variant, 4.3-inch in size and 540 x 960 pixels. Here’s what’s inside:

  • 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, no LTE support
  • Android Jelly Bean OS
  • 8GB of built-in memory, micro-SD support
  • 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16 megapixel main camera, with 10x Optical Zoom
  • Bluetooth 4.0LE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, A-GPS
  • 1900mAh battery

All in all, nothing too surprising. Of note is the Galaxy S4 Zoom’s 16-megapixel camera with 10x optical zoom, specs had already been tentatively confirmed. It would appear that the S4 Zoom’s focus, so to speak, will definitely be on picture-taking. Hopefully Samsung learned from the shortcomings of the Galaxy Camera, and decided to include a shooter of better quality.

Android Authority will be covering Samsung’s press event on June 20. Stick with us for more in-depth coverage and news about Samsung’s latest smartphones.

  • Kyle Wiggers

    It is qHD. My bad. Will fix.

  • IanDickson

    Hmmm…a water-proof, dust-proof S4. Be slightly smaller than my Note II, way more powerful, AND…will have probably a workout shoulder band it can fit into (or maybe it comes with one?).

    Just have to wait and see.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      Yea tempting to me also minus the arm band get a shuffle for that trust me. Deal breaker is the physical buttons and screen size conoaring to nite 3.

  • tony71110

    Does anybody know what usb cable that is?

    • gmx

      it is an alarm cable

  • SeraZR™

    physical buttons again> ? :S

  • Hoggles

    So…lets put an old qHD screen on a device that has a 16mp camera….????


    That is what we call an instant failure. Sammy might as well call this a Facebook phone. It will be gone as quick I imagine…

  • no rply

    ppl hoped for 720p nd u crying for qhd

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  • porter86

    Galaxy Zoom sounds very interesting with that camera and zoom, I wonder how that’s going to compare to the S4 camera (which apparently is really great anyway!) –