Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with Snapdragon 800 seemingly confirmed by benchmarks

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with Snapdragon 800 seemingly confirmed by benchmarks
Several weeks ago, an upgraded variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced officially. It is currently on sale on the South Korean market, packing a speedy Snapdragon 800 chip and offering blazing-fast LTE-Advanced connectivity. This, however, won't be the only handset by Samsung to get a refresh. If the clues contained in this benchmark result spotted on GFXbench are to be trusted, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which happens to be a water-resistant sibling of the S4, is next in line for the treatment. The presence of an MSM8974 chip is clearly stated in the listing, while the model name is mentioned in both the "fingerprint" and "device" strings. 

Sadly, this upgraded Samsung Galaxy S4 Active model we're dealing with isn't meant to launch globally, as far as we can tell. It appears that this is a handset made for SK Telecom – the very same mobile operator that is now selling the aforementioned LTE-A Galaxy S4 smartphone in South Korea. Nevertheless, we've been hearing rumors about a possible worldwide release of the latter, so who knows, perhaps the Snapdragon 800 variant of the S4 Active might get a broader rollout as well one day. We'll keep you informed as we learn more on the matter. If this smartphone is meant to see the light of day, its official announcement might be right around the corner.


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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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40 Comments

1. mi55u unregistered

Good Job Samsung, more choice to go

23. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

Good Job Samsung,your galaxy active warranty not cover any water damage.

25. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

so what?

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

u will buy phone, then try to show your friend that your phone is water resistant, then u gonna drop in water show that how your phone is cool, after that your phone gonna die in water your friend will laugh, u will cry, then u will find warranty for that phone and contact sammy about that but that warranty is not cover water damage so sammy will say sorry we can't do anything with your phone sorry, then again u will cry. that was the point of @rantao333

37. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yeah more choices if you live in South Korea

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

10th variant and counting. C'mon Sammy, really.

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

yes dark, im sorry samsung has affected you negatively i hope you can get through this :( anyway good job samsung, more choices for us costumers.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What would make you say something so stupid? Affected me negatively how?

13. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

lets just say you dislike samsung for bringing more variants out even though it does not affect you or anyone else.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're making non sense at all dude. Be clear please, I'll ask again... What would make you say something so stupid? Affected me negatively how?

20. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Don't give him the time of day dark... Its obvious that since s4 sells aren't what sammy thought...they are now relying on releasing a crap load of phones to help make up for the difference.

28. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

All of the phones that they release are for different demographics. They know what they're doing.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly bro. The guy calls me out, but can't intelligently say why. My post was simply saying that's a lot of variants, nothing more. +1 A4u

21. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

With that logic.. how does his post affect you then? Somebody talking bad about your company? Lol

31. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I think Jason is right. Why should you bother if Samsung sells 10 phones or 100 phones? It's not like they stole your lunch money. Obvious that you are just dislike Samsung.

11. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

"Sadly, this upgraded Samsung Galaxy S4 Active model we're dealing with isn't meant to launch globally, as far as we can tell. It appears that this is a handset made for SK Telecom...in South Korea." "more choices for us cutomers" Yeah us customers in South Korea.

38. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This isn't choice. When they launched the GS4 mini, that was choice. GS4 Zoom, ridiculous looking, but still a choice. GS4 Active, getting repetitive, but still a choice. Everything else, flooding.

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

oh im getting huge headache now.........!!!

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Waiting for Sony i1 Honami now.. Samsung needs to move on to the S5 already as the S4 was half assed and rushed, with too many issues (like the audio impedence issue in the i9505 and and Exynos CPU efficiency fail in the i9500)..

4. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Another day Another Galaxy S4 variant. *facepalm* More orgasms for Wendygarett. And I heard today is National Orgasm Day too... :3

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Why even bother mention wendygarett? Now, he said he's happy with his Galaxy S4s. In late August, he is gonna say he is happy with his iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Post of the day Xperia. +10, you know the truth about Wendy. A he is right.

32. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Why are you girls so concerned with wendygarett? He trolls the forums, and you girls are trolling him. What makes you better than him? You people are just hypocrites.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What makes us better,is we don't start trouble and get limited like Wendy. Hypo that crite.

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

"We don't always make waterproof phones. But when we do, we make sure it's not covered by warranty." What's the point of this phone again? More variants? Samsung trying to flood the market with rehashed garbage with slight upgrades again.

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

More variants, more headaches. And especially this phone, this phone was a fail. Until now, Samsung still haven't learn their lesson yet.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so samsung should learn from sony? htc? lg? or other dying companies?

14. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

at least these dying companies know quality well. they don't offer a supposedly water-resistant phone whose warranty does not cover "exposure to water or moisture." they don't try to manipulate benchmark results. they don't pay college students in taiwan to post bad comments about their rivals. s4 is definitely not a bad product. it's the samsung fans who are amplifying everything unfavorable to say about samsung.

33. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Xperia Z warranty statement - 1] "If liquid detection is triggered on the handset or battery, your warranty will be void.." Source:http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/xperia-z/specifications/ 2] "Nor does this warranty cover any failure of the Product due to accident, software or hardware modification or adjustment, acts of God or damage resulting from liquid..." Source:http://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/common/warranty_phones_GB_24.pdf 3] "Do not expose to liquid..." Source: Same as above 4]http://community.vodafone.com.au/t5/Android/Xperia-Z-Warranty/m-p/203244#M20383 Read properly before you start trolling.

27. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

^ All the 3 names you mentioned are far from dying, they are simply playing 2nd fiddle to a bigger company, Go play outside. This place is for matured adults.

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