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Rumored specs for the "rugged" Samsung Galaxy S4 reveal a different processor under the hood

0. phoneArena 18 May 2013, 02:33 posted on

The so-called "rugged" version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that is expected to be released water and dust proof, has just been through the GFX Benchmark site and some interesting information has been revealed; first of all, according to the site, the name of the phone will be the Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active with one model (SGH-I537) heading for AT&T in the states, while another model (GT-I9295) will be released in Europe...

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posted on 20 May 2013, 18:23 1

79. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


i'm not saying anything about copying
what i mean is Sony have make waterproof phone since 2006
the first ever samsung waterproof phone is Marine B2100 in 2009

if i'm not wrong other japan manufacturers is the first one who bring waterproof phone to the market (i don't know for sure who the one) for example casio bring waterproof phone in 2005

Nokia 5500 sport is water splash resistant and dust resistant smartphone
Sony Ericsson SO902iWP+ is dust and waterproof phone up to 1 meter for 30 minutes

posted on 20 May 2013, 18:26 1

80. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


so all of them maybe copied japan manufacturers

posted on 18 May 2013, 12:56 1

66. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Sony Ericsson Xperia Active is little bit older than Xcover or rugby

posted on 18 May 2013, 03:36

22. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


S4 plus is not very powerful processor.......... Hope they will introduce touchwiz free version of active, otherwise S4 plus will make the phone lag like anything..........

posted on 18 May 2013, 04:46

37. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2457; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


The s4 processor should be more than capable to run task, if there is substantial lag on this device then I would have to blame Samsung for such a heavy skin.

posted on 18 May 2013, 06:25 1

46. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


It is about software optimization.. Galaxy s4 was launched with undeniably lag problems that i will assume samsung rushed everything just to stop the heat made of xperia z and htc one.. Well, as the recent updates rolled, users have reported a well-improved performance(lags are already fixed.) If samsung will put an older processor, they must optimize it well..

posted on 18 May 2013, 03:40 2

26. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1141; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


galaxy s4 boob

posted on 18 May 2013, 05:42

41. _Bone_ (Posts: 2127; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Actually technically speaking the SD600 is an overclocked and a little improved S4 Pro.

posted on 18 May 2013, 06:45 1

47. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Here we go again, here we go again. Someone is trying to copy Sony. But Samsung will never beat Sony. The overlooked S4 plus processor will kill the phone's battery and melt the phone's ugly plastic .

posted on 18 May 2013, 06:51

48. skyguy7567 (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Clock speed is 1.7GHZ, but Samsung loves overclocking the CPUs. Sony takes a safe approach, all S4 processors used are clocked at the recommended clock speed: 1.5GHZ

posted on 18 May 2013, 07:42

51. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


1.7 GHz is not overclocked, it is normal frequency for Snapdragon S4 SoC which are in Samsung Galaxy S4.

posted on 18 May 2013, 08:18 2

54. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So what's you're problem if it's overclocked? For power users and geeks, personally i would'ev overclocked this to 2.1Ghz. Every device gets hot when playing games or heavy multitasking, and so what if it does?. What's you're problem? Talking nonsense hey! iPad4 reaches 55degrees, atleast the users are enjoying ultra smooth gaming un like other OSs it lags framerates!

So you would rather not have a device that heats up, but with one that dosen't, what a joke! Every electrical devices heats up! Just don't bother touching that part, big deal.

You're trolling but you're making you're self look like a fool, o wait, you are a average joe, not the smart one®

posted on 18 May 2013, 08:18

55. sam3k (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 May 2013)


Interesting, but I'll still with the i9500, im not a swimmer and I dont live in the desert. :)

posted on 18 May 2013, 08:21

56. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So it's a MSM8960T

SO no manufacutres are using the MSM8960PRIME™

posted on 18 May 2013, 08:25 1

57. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6477; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


We need more rugged high end phones. At least Samsung taking notes from Sony. I know a lot of people (customers) keeps dropping their phone in the toilet. And this is a good thing too.

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:54

82. SirSidneyRuffDiamond (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Serves them right for using the phone when going to the toilet. It's unhygenic too!
That aside, I have had protected phones for many years & been fed up by the fact that high-end models did not come to the UK, even though they have long been very popular & big sellers in Japan for years. Britain didn't get the Sony Xperia acro S or the Sony Xperia V for instance.
I've had a Motorola Defy for two and a half year. It's been very good overall & is still going strong, though it got very laggy a year ago & had to be replaced twice. But with a single-core 800MHz & only 512MB Ram it can get slow & regularly requires me to free up memory by closing down Apps.
It surprises me that it's taken so long for other companies to up the stakes (at least here in Britain) by producing better-specified protected high-end smartphone but finally there seems to be some good news. There's the Xperia Z (is it now trouble-free?), the Xperia ZR has been announced (though as usual on contacting Sony Mobile UK they could "not confirm which countries woudl be getting it", despite the fact that the ZR is on the Sony Mobile GB website, noted as 'Coming Soon', and the fact that the announcement was made in London - Sony communication and customer service is crap!).
HTC have the 5-inch Butterfly, yet for reasons known only to themselves they have not made that available in the UK. Perhaps they fear it will compete with their excellent 'One' phone. But as I told them they should be more concerned about losing market share to real competitors like Apple, Samsung and Sony, and that if they choose not to represent themselves in a certain market sector then obviously they have 0% chance of making sales in it. Crazy.
As for Motorola, owned by Google of course for the past couple of years, there has been very little news & few new models. I did contact them a couple of months ago and was told "we have no plans for such a phone as an up to date version of the Defy, but we do sell the Defy+ and the Razr phones have a water-resistant film. As I pointed out to them, the Defy+ still has a 5MP camera and only 512MB Ram which is simply not good enough today and a water-resistant film does not make something fully water-resistant if its ports are still open. Motorola's customer service is also very corporate, like Sony's (bad) & it's not clued up to the market, though well capable of making good phones. I expected more from it once Google took them over.
It will be interesting to see if the replacement for the current (and excellent, I read) Google Nexus 4 comes with water and dust-resistance. I doubt it as it is very good value, but you never know.
And what about Apple, whose tiny product range is classy but beginning to look distinctly second tier these days. It's next iPhone needs a larger screen & to be more attractive with smoother edges so it sits better in the hand. But it need something more than that. Like water/dust-resistance. Apple would probably claim to have invented it!

posted on 18 May 2013, 10:59

60. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Released water?

posted on 18 May 2013, 11:01

61. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I don´t want to ruin your expectations but msm8960 is a dual core s4 krait with adreno 225, this msm 8960 is also used in lumia 928 and 925. It is a mediocre piece of HW in 2013, specially with all these new flagships with snapdragon s600. I will be disappointed if this proves to be true. The Plus versions of Snapdragon processors are for mid-end devices not for high end.

posted on 18 May 2013, 11:55 2

63. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Sony xperia active. Now Samsung S4 j active. Even the name they want to copy how desperate

posted on 18 May 2013, 12:45

65. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Soo... I'm getting the normal S4 and using Liquipel it when they start to support it? Sounds fine to me.

posted on 18 May 2013, 14:23

68. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Sammy never delivers i bet people were waiting to get this over the S4 because of the promise of its rugged abilities and they downgrade the CPU and im guessing the screen .... this phone would have been epic if it was just a rugged version of the fire breathing S4

posted on 18 May 2013, 20:44

74. mydi.maus (unregistered)


i think theres an international version..yeah?

posted on 19 May 2013, 00:42

75. BartSimpson (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 May 2013)


icaramba!!!!!

posted on 19 May 2013, 03:13

77. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


that would be a good saying if this was an article about Apple

posted on 24 May 2013, 03:12

81. SirSidneyRuffDiamond (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 May 2013)


I have just come across the following article with a short video of someone with the Samsung alaxy S4 Active or whatever it will be called 'in hand', with a voice-over offering thanks to the insider who made it available and mentioning that the specifications are.....
= "Qualcomm 'dual-core' S4 Plus processor" ...?
= "8MP camera" ...?
I have no idea if this is true, and if so then it suggests all other information I have read, including on this page, is wrong. Then again, perhaps the person in this link has wrong information themselves. Is there such a thing as andual-core S4 processor.
If this is true I suspect there will be a lot of disappointed people. Thus far Samsung's previous Active (protected) phones have been distinctly underwhelming in the specification stakes so it would not in fact be so surprising if the new one ended up with 'just' an 8MP camera. But that would still be a good snapper of course.
Anyway, I guess we will find out for real within the next few weeks.

posted on 24 May 2013, 05:45

86. SirSidneyRuffDiamond (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 May 2013)


PS: that article states: 'Dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor gets confirmed, as well as an 8 MP camera and bolted elements-resistant chassis. Judging from the specs, Samsung is aiming to still keep a distance from the flagship Galaxy S4, rather than create a mirror rugged version of it.'
Apparently. I can't post the link as I have 'less than 30 posts', but it is on Phone Arena and the title is "Rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Galaxy Active leaks on video: Snapdragon S4 Plus, 8 MP camera" - Posted: 21 May 2013, 03:10, by Daniel P.

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