Samsung have kicked of their eagerly awaited Galaxy & Ativ event at Earls Court, London, be lifting the curtain on what is perhaps the worst kept secret in the mobile world, the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Ever since the S4 was first released in April we have heard numerous rumours and leaks about this rugged new device and now the handset has been officially unveiled.
As its name would suggest the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a handset boasting added durability so that it will appeal to the most active of phone users. The new handset is arguably the most exciting Samsung smartphone to appear over the last year and the South Korean company chose to open their major event by showcasing this model. Samsung drafted in Jason Bradbury from the Gadget Show to reveal the model to the waiting audience. He immediately proceeded to submerge the water resistant device in water before using the high quality camera to take snaps of the audience. After this the specification of this new phone was revealed. Much of this is already public knowledge thanks to the numerous leaks that have emerged over the past few weeks relating to the model.
Underneath the bonnet of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will be a powerful Qualcomm 600 chipset that will deliver lightning fast operation speeds. A Krait processor clocked at 1.9Ghz will feature as will an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit. The model will use the same size and resolution screen as the original S4 but makes use of TFT technology rather than Super AMOLED. In terms of resolution 1080P can be displayed which results in an impressive 441 pixels per inchs. Along with the excellent specification the Active also has some unique selling points which is why it will be loved by active users and sportspeople. The model is not only water resistant but also dust resistance while the impressive camera facility offers an Aqua mode which allows images to be captured while the phone is submerged under water.
The new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is expected to hit stores later in the summer and is sure to prove a popular device for consumers looking for great specification teamed with superb durability.