Samsung Galaxy S4 Active pictures leak ahead of unveiling

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Pictures have leaked online ahead of the handset’s official unveiling, with the S4 spinoff seen sporting a two-tone ruggedized form factor.

Repeatedly rumoured to be one of many varying takes on the Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship handset, claimed images of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active have leaked for the first time, showcasing a handset built to stand up to all manner of knocks, drops, bumps and dunks.

Featuring what appears to be a red, brushed metal body with black rubber or soft touch plastic end caps, the leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is, like the rival Sony Xperia Z, believed to be water and dust proof as well as being sturdy enough to face considerable falls unscathed.

A far step away from the heavily criticised plastic construction of the recently released Samsung Galaxy S4, the mooted S4 Active appears to be pairing a more lifestyle friendly design with a familiar collection of innards, with the handset tipped to host the same 1.9GHz quad-core processor as its market leading sibling.

Also set to run Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, the leaked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is, like the S4 before it, set to feature a 5-inch Full HD, 1080p touchscreen display although it is currently unclear if this will be the exact same Super AMOLED offering as its predecessor.

One area where the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active looks set to come up short on the original S4, however, is on the camera front, with the rugged Active tipped to feature an 8-megapixel rear-mounted offering.

Although far from official, the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 Active leaks come amid a flurry of reports surrounding S4 spinoffs. Whist the Active is reportedly being prepped to tackle more demanding lifestyles, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 Zoom and S4 Mega have all also been tipped for release.

It is not currently known when, or indeed if, a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active release date is to be held. In the meantime, see how to get the best out of your handset with our Samsung Galaxy S4 tips and tricks.

Via: GSM

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