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First images of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The “rugged” Galaxy S4 Active was confirmed last month, and now here are the first images of Samsung's waterproof Galaxy S4 smartphone.
May 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.