Samsung has officially announced the outdoor-friendly Galaxy S4 Active. This device is essentially a more rugged version of the company’s standard Galaxy S4 that is both water and dust-resistant. This makes the phone ideal for people who often find themselves in the outdoors in harsh conditions. The smartphone can withstand being submerged in one-meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Because of this, the Galaxy S4 Active complies with the standard IP67 certification.
Compared to the standard Galaxy S4, the S4 Active is only 1mm thicker and a mere 20g heavier. This isn’t much considering how rugged the phone is. Internally, the phone sports a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of advertised memory. The device offers an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. On the front of the device, you’re greeted with a vivid 5-inch HD TFT LCD display with a pixel density of 443 ppi. Finally, the device is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with all of the standard Samsung features layered on top.
If you’re planning on purchasing a Galaxy S4 Active for yourself, the device is stated for release in Sweden and the United States over the summer. You’ll be able to purchase the device in one of three colors: Orange Flare, Urban Gray, or Dive Blue.