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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Rugged Handset is Now Official: Waterproof and Packing Aqua Mode Camera

The long rumored rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is finally here, as the Galaxy S4 Active, that’s pictured below in official shots. The device has been leaked a lot lately and today comes its official unveiling, with specs, functions and all.


We’re dealing with a model that packs a 5 inch Full HD display, but this one uses TFT LCD instead of AMOLED, while the camera is dumbed down to 8 MP instead of 13 MP. The device still records full HD video and it also has a special Aqua Mode, for those underwater shots you wanted to take so much. Galaxy S4 Active gets IP67 ruggedization and it can last for up to 30 minutes at a depth of a meter tops.

Other specs include a front 2 MP camera, a water resilient audio jack and inside we find a 1.9 GHz quad core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. There’s also a microSD card slot, LTE, HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and infrared. The handset measures 9.1 mm in thickness, packs a 2600 mAh battery and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top. The device goes on sale this summer in grey, blue and orange.