Alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active photos show rugged yet slim chassis

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active photos show rugged yet slim chassis
Where there's smoke there's fire, and the rumored Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is on its way to prove the adage. The phone is supposed to be a rugged version of the Galaxy S4 (awesome, we know), and be announced the end of the month alongside the S4 Mini, and other Samsung-y stuff.

The Galaxy S4 Active leaked in benchmarks sporting a Snapdragon processor and Full HD display, and now the first alleged pictures of the device coded GT-I9295 have arrived. 

It does look rugged indeed, with screws and physical keys all-around, but also sufficiently thin, and we can't wait for the official announcement to disclose the exact submerging and drop specifications it will comply with.

source: GSMArena

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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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80 Comments

1. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

This is a lot more sexier than the OG GS4!! Metal!!! I wish the hardware buttons were replaced with capacitive ones! Lets go for this one guys!

3. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I agree the design looks really good mainly just cuz of the red colour at the back but it really does look better then the normal S4.

66. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Dont expect too much of red color, gsmarena said this is the orange variant maybe the camera used to take this photos has bad color reproduction :) Anyway blue is also expected to arrive

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My thoughts exactly. Great internals with better build quality.

60. MariaGabriela

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

i love htc quality inside and out and phones. but i must admit that this is the first Samsung phone that i would buy. that is the best Samsung phone to date. all other Samsung phones in the past are like a 99 cent calculator from the 99 cent store.

13. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah the red and black stripes make it look even more amazing

17. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

WHOOOOO BREAKING NEWS.. THIS IS FULL METAL BODY :D :D Noo more ugly plastic comments :D

22. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol haha.. They still have bullets left: Lags: oops the updated software has no lags (androidcentral forums) Cartoonish UI: Home launchers Internal Space: wait for the software optimization Lowlight shots: Use night mode Gimmicky features: turn them off

35. hiphop

Posts: 7; Member since: May 20, 2013

:D :D Night mode can deliver better results. You can also downscale the picture to remove noise through photoshop and the likes You forgot to mention another bullet: Samsung still doesn't have OIS and what's your immediate solution for that?

37. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

please enlighten us with this --> Lags: oops the updated software has no lags (androidcentral forums) because in XDA, even with the latest update, it can't even keep up with the smoothness of HTC One http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2201118&page=20 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=41180701

42. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Ahh okay, but i am lazy to look for the androidcentral forum link.. just google it at&t and sprint updates.. i am aware that sense5 is smoother The sites you have provided did not mention any software updates, and some users there have no lags

44. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

does anyone know if this will have android development for it in XDA ? and will it be also updated when the normal GS4 be updated ? and does it have a removable battery ? ( which i dont think it does ) if it have all of the above... I AM SO GETTING IT !

49. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

did you even read the whole thread through?

76. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

METAL body and WATER RESISTANCE? Looks like samsung's trying to hit two birds with one stone.

19. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Agreed

31. sapibuntinx

Posts: 61; Member since: May 08, 2013

it's bcoz chris bangle has joined samsung...

40. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

not a big fan of hardware buttons,but this does look better than the original galaxy s 4

45. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

not a big fan of hardware buttons,but this does look better than the original galaxy s 4

46. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Samsung G Active design is millions of light years better than GS4. Sammy u impress me this time. great work. Now dad can upgrade to Samsung Galaxy Active in at&t, not GS4

70. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

This should be what the S4 looks like. I'm not a Samsung fan, but for this one, I say it looks so sexy! Looks like Aventador-inspired design!

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That one does look a Hell lot better than the original crappy plastic S4.

5. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Aha aha.. So samsung know beautiful designs.. ;) Admit it THIS IS HOT ..

8. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

The back looks much better. Looks good in red!

65. dynamo.one

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

this is stunning! hope snapdragon 600 is inside!!

69. yudi.nemesis unregistered

it still have same design like GS4 and other Galaxy but the back cover looks much better than the other Galaxy family

6. Kurai unregistered

i imagine samsung saying this: "Let's make the s4's capacitive buttons physical buttons and make it water proof then call it active. they'll buy it anyway".

12. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

how is that autism treating you?

15. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

I think they put physical buttons on it for better control underwater. Or i could be wrong just a hunch

28. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well.. Sony is the one holding the technology for Wet Touching screen... which means that a sony waterproof phone can be operated while its screen is wet (but not submerged... and only thin wet, not with big drops) anyway... I think that Samsung still wanted its phone to be able to operate even with wet fingers... so Physical Buttons + Hover move makes this a possibility... At least till they extend the usability of hover mode

71. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Oh, this is actually sexy. You could say that for the S4. But this looks great. -Comes from an HTC fan-

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