Rumors on the rugged Samsung Galaxy S 4 emerged a few weeks ago, but Samsung is still mum on the upcoming device.
However, the folks over at GSMArena have just got their hands on the first live pictures showing the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active.
It appears that the smartphone was recently showcased in Croatia, which points to an imminent announcement in the next few days.
The Galaxy S 4 Active is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM. It boasts a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution.
No word on the number of megapixels of the rear-facing camera, but there’s a high chance it will come with the same 13-megapixel photo snapper.
The pictures leaked confirm that the phone’s main camera features LED flash for night pictures, but we can expect that it will also come with autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording.
Although the hardware specs seem to be similar to the standard model, the rugged Galaxy S 4 Active’s design is nothing like the original Galaxy S 4 version.
The phone’s chassis is made of metallic alloy with bolts on the back. In addition, the rugged Galaxy S 4 features three hardware buttons, while the original model comes with one hardware button and two touch sensitive keys.
Although it has yet to be confirmed, we suspect that Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active will be water and dust-proof and will have some other features specific to rugged devices.
According to a previous leak, Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, so there aren’t any differences in comparison with the standard model.
There are no details on pricing options and availability yet, but we expect that Samsung will go official with the rugged Galaxy S 4 Active in the next few days. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.