Last week the company added the cheaper Galaxy S4 mini to its range. Now, Samsung is adding another Galaxy S4 smartphone to its portfolio. The Active model is dust-and water-resistant, and has a special camera mode for underwater pictures and video.
The Active is meant for people that want a more robust smartphone. The device has protection from dust and water, so it can survive a day at the beach or dusty hike, according to Samsung. The sealed design protects against water damage for up to 30 minutes in water at a depth of one meter, which what the Sony Xperia Z can handle. However, the Active has better dust protection.
To take advantage of the water protection, Samsung has developed the Aqua camera mode, which is supposed to let the 8-megapixel camera shoot better pictures and videos when under water. The volume key located on the side can be used as a camera button. The resolution compares to the standard model's 13-megapixels.
Sealing the design has made the Active bigger and heavier. The Galaxy S4 Active weighs 151 grams compared to the original's 130 grams and it is also 1.2 millimeters thicker. Other hardware specs include a 5-inch full HD screen, a quad-core 1.9GHz processor and LTE.
A microSD card slot is also included for expandable storage up to 64GB, and just like the Galaxy S4, the Active features a large 2,600mAh battery. For the large storage, the important files should be protected well in the SD card. If losing, Card Data Recovery can help to get them back easily.
On the software side, the Android 4.2.2-based Active has inherited features like "Drama Shot", "Sound & Shot" and "Samsung Smart Pause".
Curiously, Samsung says that the Active will only be available in US and Sweden to begin with. That hasn't stopped phone's fans from expressing their interest in the handset already, with potential buyers being given the option to register their interest on the retailer's website, even Samsung didn't say what the phone will cost.
Samsung will be showing off the Active at its upcoming June 20th event in London, in Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare color options. We're still waiting all the details on the latest Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Active.comments powered by Disqus