There were rumors about a month ago about the Rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which will make it stand in a class of all waterproof and dustproof devices. Last week the buzz was quite louder as the Wall Street Journal had added a few more details about the Hardcore version of upcoming Galaxy S4 through a leaked source and pointed out that the device will be named as Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
A korean source said that the rugged model will be same in looks as that of current Galaxy S4 the only difference is that it will be made waterproof and dustproof with addition of some new protecting layers under the front and back covers of the main housing. The reports further suggest that it will be available in the market somewhere in June.
Moreover the evidences strengthen up as a GFX benchmark site gas posted the benchmark test of an interesting device which has been found identical to the current Samsung Galaxy S4. According to their survey the benchmark device was named Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active.
Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active Specification:
The reports published in the GFX benchmark site has suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active will be available in two different variants, The SGH-I537 is believed to be heading for the AT&T in United States while the other global version or the version which will hit the European markets will be GT-I9295.
The new Rugged version of Galaxy S4 which is named Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active expected to have a Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8960) processor which has been tuned to 1.9 GHz. The Galaxy S4 J Active will have the same display size of 5-inch with the Full-HD support 1920 x 1080p with a 441ppi pixel density. The device will be loaded with the latest Android 4.2.2 with the official Samsung Touchwiz overlay will be deployed to give it the real Samsung look and feel.
The rugged version of the Galaxy S4 will be also loaded with 2 GB of RAM a powerful PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU. The device will have most of the specifications same as the original Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S4 Active will hit the market soon but there is no reports about the price of the device, but one thing is sure that it will be a bit pricey, as this extra Water, dust protection feature will surely cost some extra bucks.
Here we go with some images of this Samsung Galaxy S4 Active showing what to expect from this rugged version of Galaxy S4.