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AT&T is shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active ahead of schedule

AT&T is shipping the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active ahead of schedule
Instead of releasing the rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on June 21st as scheduled, AT&T on Wednesday started shipping out both the Urban Gray and the Dive Blue versions of the phone. The water and dust resistant version of the Android flagship device can be seen in a series of pictures that show off  things like the rubber plug that covers the USB port, protecting it from water. The handset is IP67 certified which means it can stay in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes and survive. And the screen is made from scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass.

Right on AT&T's website, where you can go to order the device, is a box telling customers that the phone has already started shipping on June 19th. With a signed two year contract, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is $199.99. Off contract, the device will cost you $594.99.

In an era where carriers and manufacturers are usually criticized for delays, it is refreshing to see AT&T pushing out this model earlier than originally planned.

source: AT&T, Weibo (Subscrition Req'd) via AndroidAuthoirty

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posted on 20 Jun 2013, 06:49 2

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Damn that's fast, so they decided to release it backwards in time?

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:11 1

2. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

I smell fear within SAMSUNG..

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:22

3. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I am cheering for this to be a HUGE hit. I so want choices in rugged smartphones. Those of us in manufacturing or construction style jobs need help. This is an outstanding option.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:36 2

4. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

Feeling the pressure of competition..

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 08:13 1

5. papss (unregistered)

Agreed.. I like that it was released today. Great looking phone

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 09:15

6. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I went looking for this phone at an AT&T store yesterday. They had huge posters for it in the window but said it wasn't coming until Friday. Not really thinking of switching to AT&T, but I wanted to see what Samsung could do when they really put thought into a design.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:55

7. michael95gt (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)

Not really released early, they're just shipping so people who order will receive theirs the same day you can pick it up in the store. I wish AT&T would sell the Orange version too.

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