Another rumor about the Galaxy S4’s rugged version – Galaxy S4 Active. We even have a leaked image of the phone from GSMArena carrying the Samsung SGHi537 model number. Added to that, rumor is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will be using a slower processor compared to the original Galaxy S4.
According to GFX Benchmark website, the upcoming Galaxy S4 Active is not packed with neither Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 nor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor. Rather, the Korean giant uses Qualcomm’s slower Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC, a 1.9GHz quadcore processor with Adreno 320 GPU. The device runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with TouchWiz pre-installed, while retaining the full 1080p HD a 5.0-inch display.
The new smartphone is speculated to ship in the next few weeks. But we cannot make any assumption about the pricing of the device. It has a downgraded processor that might reduce the cost, but manufacturing of this rugged smartphone may associate extra costs. And, there is no official confirmation yet.