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Samsung Galaxy S4 to be launched in rugged form by end of 2013

Rumour has it that a ruggedized version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 could launch this year, complete with waterproof and dustproof protection.

Perhaps vying to compete with the likes of the Sony Xperia Z, which is also waterproof and dustproof, a rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 could be released later this year.

Whether a rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 is actually in the works is currently unknown, but apparently President of Samsung Gulf Electronics did say a rugged version of the South Korean company’s flagship would be available in the near future at a recent press event.

The normal Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is on Friday April 26, with the flagship launching with a 1.9GHz quad-core processor rather than the eight-core Eynos 5 originally tipped.

Supposedly, an Octa-core version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released later this year, but will only be available on 3G networks rather than the superfast 4G LTE signal.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Features
The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen offering Full 1,920 x 1,080p HD resolutions with a 441p image density. Retaining the same height as the Samsung Galaxy S3, the new model is actually thinner than its predecessor at just 7.9mm thick in comparison to the 8.3mm measurements of the Galaxy S3.

Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has a 13-megapixel camera in the rear coupled with a 2-megapixel snapper in front. The flagship packs a whole host of new camera features like Dual Camera and features Samsung Galaxy Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air View and Air Gesture functionality.

With a 2,600mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has three internal storage size options, all bolstered by the addition of a microSD card slot supporting cards up to 32GB. The current quad-core version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 provides 4G LTE connectivity as well as IR LED, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

We’ve just got a Samsung Galaxy S4 in the TrustedReviews office. Check out the Samsung Galaxy S4 unboxing and stay tuned for our review.


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