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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is official: thin waterproof 5" Full HD goodness

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is official: thin waterproof 5
Samsung isn't leaving much for its June 20th London event, it seems. After announcing the Intel-powered Galaxy Tab 3 set, it now made the rugged Galaxy S4 Active official.

We've been hearing about the toughie for a few months now, and those of you who expected the same specs in a rugged chassis won't be disappointed, as the "S4" in the title seems to be real, not for brand recognition purposes.

We get a 5" 1080x1920 pixels Full HD LCD display in a 9mm thin phone, a quad-core 1.9 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera on the back, LTE/HSPA+ radio, infrared beamer, 16 GB of internal memory plus a microSD slot, a decent 2600 mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 to run it all, with all the goodies of the latest TouchWiz Nature UX.

The outdoorsy features don't stop with the IP67 certification, making the phone dust- and water-proof up to three feet deep for up to 30 minutes. Samsung has thrown in the "Glove Touch" mode, which lets you operate the display with mittens on, and the "Aqua Mode" in the camera app interface, which helps make better underwater pictures and video. Long-press the volume key up, and the powerful LED light becomes a torch, and that same volume rocker down can be used as a camera shutter key directly from locked mode.

As for availability and colors, here's the scoop: "The GALAXY S4 Active will be available for purchase beginning this summer, with initial retail in the U.S. and Sweden. It will be offered in three different color options: Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare. Specific availability will vary depending on the market."

No pricing details were announced today, but the phone will be previewed at the June 20th London event of Samsung, and we've heard it's coming to AT&T, so you'll be able to snap it affordable on contract pretty soon.

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