Sammy’s latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is already smashing records and we’ve seen more than one or two examples of what’s to follow. The Galaxy S4 Mini finally emerged this past week and now the Galaxy S4 Active that we’ve repeatedly heard about reappeared in its most convincing guise yet.
Admittedly, there’s no word directly from AT&T on the matter, but in the most recent shots of this hardy new flagship, you can clearly see the carrier’s globe logo on the phone’s back as well as the carrier’s name in the top right on the phone’s display.
In recent years, the move towards tougher smartphones has been fed primarily from the hundreds; maybe even thousands of horror stories iPhone users have recanted surround their smashed smartphones. As such, there’s been a huge rise in the popularity of tougher cases, some even reaching into the £100s with the promise of ‘military grade’ protection or words to that effect.
The other path taken by some manufacturers has been to create inherently tougher smartphone, Sony, Nokia and Samsung are key examples of manufacturers either having looked or looking into this market with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active looking to be the most powerful ‘toughphone’ to date.
Typically we expect a trade-off on hardware to counter the additional hardiness on offer, but with the S4 Active, users can expect an almost identical spec sheet to that of the standard S4. That means a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, a Full HD 5-inch Super AMOLED display, Android Jelly Bean and Samsung’s own TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 on top.
Based on the recent images from @evleaks, we’re expecting a red, grey and possibly even teal options for the S4 Active, which looks to utilise a metal body. An official announcement is expected to take place on either the 20th or 21st of June, but no word yet on whether this phone will make it to our shores or not.