After the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Samsung revealed a new smartphone “Active” the rugged version of regular S4. The phone has sealed design that will protect the S4 active from water damage for upto 30 minutes under water at a depth of one metre. Now Samsung has step into the battle ground with Sony Xperia Z & ZR.
- 1.9GHz quad-core processor
- 5-inch 1080p screen (443 ppi)
- 2GB of RAM
- 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, down from 13 megapixels on the normal S4.
- front-facer 2mp cam
- 16GB of built-in storage
- IP67 water and dust protection
- Android 4.2.2
- 2,600mAh battery
Now, to match those outdoor protective credentials, there’s also a water-resistant headphone socket, Samsung’s ‘glove touch’ screen tech (meaning you’ll be able to handle it with gloves) and a special ‘aqua mode’ setting for the camera to improve all those underwater shots you’re bound to take with a submersible smartphone. (In fact, for meteorologists, there’s even an outdoors-y barometer built in too.) The phone launches in the US (most likely on AT&T) and Europe this summer, in Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare color options. We’re still waiting on pricing, but Samsung promises that we’ll be able to test it in the flesh at the aforementioned London event later this month.