Finally, after all the rumours circulating about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung have confirmed that it will hit markets this summer. They have labelled it the new “rugged” version of their popular Galaxy S4 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is waterproof

This is what you can do with a Samsung S4 Active (The picture shows an Xperia Z)

This new handset is aimed at those of you who love the great outdoors; so if you want to phone your mum whilst abseiling down a cliff or send a quick text when you’re white water rafting, this is the phone for you! Samsung have developed a sealed design which they promise will protect the S4 from water and dust particles. This new design protects the phone for up to 30 minutes in submerged water, at a depth of three feet. They also claim you will be able to take photos using the Active’s 8-mega-pixel camera, which has an “acqua mode”, improving picture quality and clarity underwater. The phone comes with a water-resistant ear jack, enabling you to listen to music whilst swimming.

The Active will run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). It comes with a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, a 5-inch 1080p screen and a 2,600mAh battery.

Some others feature of this phone include: Smart Pause- allowing you to control the screen with optical clues, Air View- lets you hover over content for previews, and Air Gesture- with this you can scroll web pages and take calls with a wave of the hand.

There will be three colours available, urban grey, dive blue and orange flare.

I really like the sound of this; move over iPhone!

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SOURCE: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/06/samsung-galaxy-s-4-active-is-official-and-ready-when-you-are/