Samsung Galaxy S4 Active revealed in full

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active revealed in fullWe're fully expecting Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active tough guy to be unveiled in full at an Earl's Court event on June 20, and here's our best glimpse yet of what we can look forward to.

The metal-bodied handset has just had its visuals exposed from all sides courtesy of @evleaks, revealing a gunmetal chassis and AT&T branding.

A photo of the incoming GS4 Active has also popped up in teal, though being a side-only view there's no carrier information visible. Even so, it remains to be seen whether the dark grey variant is in fact an AT&T exclusive shade, or we're simply just seeing a pic of what the AT&T version will look like.

If anything, you'd think the more unusual teal version would be the more likely of the two to be a carrier exclusive, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Incidentally, you'll notice the screenshot above shows the date June 21, which strongly suggests the Galaxy S4 Active will go on sale almost immediately following the launch event on June 20.

The Unlockr, the site that surfaced @evleaks' Galaxy S4 Active reveal, also says the handset will launch with a 5in full HD display, and will have a quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset on board. That's pretty much in line with other rumours we've heard.

If true, that means it'll have a different processor than the mainstream Galaxy S4, though given how different the Galaxy S4 mini's spec is, that shouldn't surprise us.

But what about the Active's appearance? If you're among the brigade of critics who've complained about the standard Galaxy S4's plastic chassis, is this more the kind of thing that floats your boat from a visual point of view?

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 2, 2013 at 12:51

Definitely looks better than the SGS4

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2013 at 13:39

...will have a quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset on board...If true, that means it'll have a different processor than the mainstream Galaxy S4...
Really? I thought the S4 was sold, in most of the world, with that exact processor? I know there is an Exynos version, but that seems a lot less common, especially here in Europe and over in the USA.

For once, it's nice to see that a company isn't crippling a phone's specs when making a rugged version of it, as long as pricing and availability are reasonable, I can see this selling well.

Johnmcl7  Jun. 2, 2013 at 14:18

No, you're correct and the article is wrong - the current mainstream S4 uses a Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9Ghz which is exactly the same, I assume Samsung are using the Qualcomm platform more extensively at the moment until they can ramp up production of the Exynos Octa chip.

The S4 mini comparatively is definitely using something completely different as it's a dual core part although I've not seen any information bar speculation on what the cores are or who makes it.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 2, 2013 at 18:06

Repeating myself, but these pics show a more attractive device than anything Samsung's churned out so far...

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 2, 2013 at 18:14

Repeating myself, but these pics show a more attractive device than anything Samsung's churned out so far...
True, it looks...manly and industrial. Me likey.

Rugged Note 3? Yes please, Samsung.

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