it is official: Samsung has unveiled the Samsung GALAXY S4 Active, the go anywhere variant of the popular S4 smartphone. built to IP65 standard, it is sealed against dust and can survive one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, and is equipped with a 5″ 1080p TFT LCD display packing in 443 ppi and a 1.9GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. other outdoor-friendly features include a water-resistant headphone jack, ‘Glove Touch’ screen so you can get all touchy even with gloves on, an ‘Aqua Mode’ camera mode that Sammy said will increase visual quality and clarity for underwater stills and footages, and one for the meteorologist-at-heart, a built-in barometer sensor.
other more ‘regular’ features include LTE radios, Android 4.2.2 OS, a 8MP LED flash-equipped main camera, a front-facing shooter that takes 2MP stills, 16GB of internal memory, expandable storage via microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB, plus the usual slew of connectivity and sensors, that by now, anyone who dabbles with smartphone would be familiar with. though it is worthy to mention that NFC and ac WiFi support are included. being the ‘active’ version, you do expect some bumps in size and weight, and in this case, the Active is a tad larger on all sides and is 21 grams (0.74oz) heavier than its regular sibling. availability is expected to be this summer, kicking off with the US and Sweden market, and it will be offered in three colors: urban grey, dive blue and orange flare. click through for a few more look.