Yesterday we had the tough Galaxy S4 Active
iteration appear in leaked photos from the confines of Croatia
, and today the rugged version of the venerable S4
was briefly examined on video, at least the front side.
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.
The big unknown seems to be the screen type - if Samsung went with the same wide-gamut Full HD Super AMOLED panel
, the rugged handset is unlikely to come affordable, despite the lower-grade specs than the original S4, considering the eventual IP certifications it will adhere to.