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Samsung's Dustproof, Waterproof Galaxy S4 Active Pictured

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The Galaxy S4 is about to get tougher.

We've been hearing about Samsung's rugged version of the Galaxy S4 for quite some time now. Even before the original S4 was released, there's been talk of a water resistant and dust-proof version of the device. Come June, we'll have a version of the S4 running on stock Android, and soon we'll have a third Galaxy S4.

 

GSM Arena has obtained a few photos of the Galaxy S4 Active, which will indeed be dust and water resistant. The device is a little different from the regular S4 as far as appearance is concerned. Instead of the usual hot-keys on the bottom of the screen, the S4 Active appears to feature three hardware buttons. GSM Arena reports that the phone comes in a metallic shell complete with bolts on the back. 

On the specs side of things, the device is largely the same as the Galaxy S4. However, the camera will apparently be an 8-megapixel affair as opposed to the 13-megapixel camera on the regular S4.

No word on a release date just yet, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, you can click through to GSM Arena to see the rest of the photos.

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    hannibal , May 22, 2013 7:48 AM
    Does anyone know if this is ip55, ip57 or ip67?
    Interesting device if it indeed is smaller that regular S4. More suitable to my little fingers...
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    unksol , May 22, 2013 9:00 AM
    Quote:
    Does anyone know if this is ip55, ip57 or ip67?
    Interesting device if it indeed is smaller that regular S4. More suitable to my little fingers...


    "On the specs side of things, the device is largely the same as the Galaxy S4. However, the camera will apparently be an 8-megapixel affair as opposed to the 13-megapixel camera on the regular S4."

    " The screen supposedly has the same size and resolution as the original Galaxy S4 - a 5.0-inch 1080p unit, though it's unclear if it's a Super AMOLED one or not."

    Reading is hard guyz
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    aracheb , May 22, 2013 10:44 AM
    probably ip 51 or 52 i don't think there is much room for an IP 56 or 66 there.
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    aracheb , May 22, 2013 10:44 AM
    probably ip 51 or 52 i don't think there is much room for an IP 56 or 66 there.
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    aracheb , May 22, 2013 11:15 AM
    probably ip 51 or 52 i don't think there is much room for an IP 56 or 66 there.
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    Mark Ray , May 22, 2013 11:19 AM
    Nice, but who would spend a fortune for this rugged S4. In my opinion, buying a "Defender" case from Utterbox will make your traditional Galaxy S4 rugged and fully protected and it will only cost you less than $30. http://www.squidoo.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-cases-2
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    stonedatheist , May 22, 2013 12:35 PM
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    probably ip 51 or 52 i don't think there is much room for an IP 56 or 66 there.


    You never know, the Sony Xperia Z is IP57 rated so there's a chance this could be up there too. If it's IP57 or higher then I'm probably going to get it.

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    Nice, but who would spend a fortune for this rugged S4. In my opinion, buying a "Defender" case from Utterbox will make your traditional Galaxy S4 rugged and fully protected and it will only cost you less than $30. http://www.squidoo.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-cases-2


    It's probably not going to cost much more than a normal SGS4 and it'll have some degree of waterproofing and dustproofing unlike the case you're boasting about. I definitely believe in the protection of the Otterbox Defender cases since I have one myself on my aging Evo 3D but those are 2 things that they weren't meant to protect against.
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    g-unit1111 , May 22, 2013 1:01 PM
    My phones take a lot of punishment - I'd love to get something that's spill proof, dust proof and shock proof. :lol: 
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    erraticfocus , May 22, 2013 6:21 PM
    confused, adding hardware buttons helps make it dust/water resistant?
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    hannibal , May 23, 2013 3:20 AM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Does anyone know if this is ip55, ip57 or ip67?
    Interesting device if it indeed is smaller that regular S4. More suitable to my little fingers...


    "On the specs side of things, the device is largely the same as the Galaxy S4. However, the camera will apparently be an 8-megapixel affair as opposed to the 13-megapixel camera on the regular S4."


    In some predictions this was suposed to be a little bit smaller that normar S4, but it seems that it was transfer error... The ppi was put in dpi... or something...



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    Mark Ray , May 23, 2013 2:41 PM
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    Quote:
    probably ip 51 or 52 i don't think there is much room for an IP 56 or 66 there.


    You never know, the Sony Xperia Z is IP57 rated so there's a chance this could be up there too. If it's IP57 or higher then I'm probably going to get it.

    Quote:
    Nice, but who would spend a fortune for this rugged S4. In my opinion, buying a "Defender" case from Utterbox will make your traditional Galaxy S4 rugged and fully protected and it will only cost you less than $30. http://www.squidoo.com/samsung-galaxy-s4-cases-2


    It's probably not going to cost much more than a normal SGS4 and it'll have some degree of waterproofing and dustproofing unlike the case you're boasting about. I definitely believe in the protection of the Otterbox Defender cases since I have one myself on my aging Evo 3D but those are 2 things that they weren't meant to protect against.


    What I am saying that if someone bought the Galxy S4 and wants the Galaxy S4 active, he can try the rugged cases instead of wasting his money on a new phone. Thanks
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    tabascosauz , May 24, 2013 7:39 AM
    Am I the only one who thinks this design is better than hyperglaze?
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    Steve Qube , June 3, 2013 4:17 AM
    One can checkout amazing designer samsung galaxy s4 cases at http://www.squidoo.com/new-samsung-galaxy-s4-cases