Thursday, June 6, 2013

Samsung officially announces the IP67 Galaxy S4 Active

Another version of Galaxy S4? What if I tell you it is waterproof? So here we are, Samsung officially brought Galaxy S4 Active to the game!

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Key Specification :

  • 5.0 inches TFT with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution
  • 1.9 GHz Quad core Krait 300 Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
  • Adreno 320
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP back facing camera
  • 2MP front facing camera
  • 16GB with microSD slot
  • LTE
  • 2600 mAh
  • Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

*IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
*Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will go on sale in the summer in Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare color versions. Samsung is remaining vague on exact pricing, but it did say initial markets would be the US and Sweden.

My Opinion : I guess Sony Xperia Z threaten Samsung a bit. The Galaxy S4 Active has higher IP rate than Xperia Z and also features better spec. The spec is similar with the original Galaxy S4 except the lower camera resolution and also TFT screen. It said that Galaxy S4 Active has "Aqua Mode" that will "increase visual quality and clarity for enhanced underwater images and video." So, which S4 variant would you choose? Octa core, LTE or this Active version?