While we’ve had leaks and rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for weeks now, Samsung hadn’t made it official until now. The Galaxy S4 Active is fairly similar to its brother in the specs department but has some notable changes. For one, the 1080p display on the S4 Active isn’t an AMOLED display but rather a TFT display. The camera has also been changed, getting a bump down from 13-megapixels to 8-megapixels. But the biggest change of all is the design as the Galaxy S4 Active features an aluminum back and physical buttons as well as other tweaks that give it an IP67 rating. This IP67 rating means that the S4 Active is fully dust sealed and is safe in up to a meter of water for up to thirty minutes.
As for the software, it’s mostly the same. You’ve still got Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a TouchWiz overlay and all of the bundled apps. S Health is notably on board as the phone is designed towards active users who spend a lot of time outdoors. The camera software features all of the same things as it did before plus the addition of aqua shot which is said to help underwater shots look better.
The Galaxy S4 Active is headed to two countries first, the US and Sweden, with a global release to follow. None of the US carriers have spoken up for the device yet but we have seen leaks of the S4 Active featuring AT&T branding. Now that it’s officially official, is anybody interested in the Galaxy S4 Active?