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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Galaxy S4 Active
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

2. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

I smell fear within SAMSUNG..

3. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

4. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Feeling the pressure of competition..

5. papss unregistered

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

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

7. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 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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