Samsung has confirmed that the UK will get its ruggedized version of the S4.
Samsung has confirmed that the UK will be getting the brand new Galaxy S4 Active this coming summer. Confirmed just today, rumors of the Galaxy S4 Active have been doing the rounds since before the original S4 was released. The dust-proof, water-resistant S4 was confirmed this morning and it looks like outdoorsy types in the UK will see this phone hitting shelves very soon.
Crave reports receiving confirmation from Samsung that the device will arrive in the United Kingdom this summer, just in time for those trips to the beach. The Galaxy S4 Active has qualified protection from dust and water (IP67) and sports a full sealed design to keep dust particles out and protect against water damage for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one meter. There's also a water-resistant earphone jack and an 'Aqua Mode' for better quality underwater images and video.
Specswise, you're looking at a 1.9 GHZ Quad-Core processor and a 5.0-inch full HD TFT LCD screen (443 PPI) working alongside an 8-megapixel camera. These aren't exactly the same specs as the regular S4, which comes with a 13-megapixel camera and as much as an octa-core CPU in some regions. That said, it's not exactly an underpowered phone either.
With the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung now has three iterations of its flagship smartphone including the original and the S4 Mini. The company is set to add a third later this month with the launch of an unlocked S4 running stock Android.