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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active passes through FCC bound for AT&T

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active passes through FCC bound for AT&T
We already know a fair bit about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, and it looks like we've just learned a tiny bit more. The Galaxy S4 Active is planned to be a variant of the Galaxy S4 that trades off a bit on the spec sheet to offer a more rugged build, which is said to be waterproof. You know, for people with active lifestyles, or drop their phones in cereal a lot. One or the other. Well, one model of the device has just received FCC certification and looks to be headed for AT&T.

We've seen leaked video before, pictures of the device, and we've heard that the device will feature a 1080p display with a Snapdragon S4 Pro and an 8MP rear camera. None of that can be confirmed in the FCC filing, but what the filing does show is that the Galaxy S4 Active (model SGH-I537) will be launching on AT&T at the very least. The filing shows the device packing compatibility for LTE bands 2, 4, 5, and 17, which are the ones used by AT&T. 

Rumor has it that we'll see the proper reveal of the device as part of Samsung's planned event on June 20th in London, so FCC approval would indicate that all is on schedule if that's the case. 

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 29 May 2013, 23:11 8

1. donjunior (Posts: 50; Member since: 28 May 2013)

World Class Handset so far. :)

posted on 30 May 2013, 01:40

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)

Doesn't come close to xperia z

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:09 6

3. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

I agree. GS4 Active is way ahead of Xperia Z

posted on 30 May 2013, 02:31 3

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I would say it's much better than the Xperia Z. It has the S4 Pro, so that means it's already on par with it in terms of raw power (assuming it's the quad core version), the 1080p display will probably be the same S-AMOLED display as on the GS4, which is SO much better than the TFT on the Xperia Z, and even though it's "only" an 8 MP camera Samsung typically has better camera software than Sony, as you can see by the GS4 and Xperia Z having the same camera but the GS4 taking better shots.

The GS4 Active is a rugged device, while being much more ergonomic than the sharp, blocky, and unwieldy Xperia Z; I would choose this over the Xperia Z just for that reason.

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:42

6. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

The S4 Pro only comes in a quad core variant.

posted on 30 May 2013, 16:57

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

No, there is a dual core variant with the model number MSM8960T. It's dual core Krait with Adreno 320, the quad core variant is the APQ8064, quad core Krait with Adreno 320. They both are S4 Pro

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:58 2

5. TruPatriot (Posts: 110; Member since: 27 May 2013)

I hope there is a CDMA version

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