With the Galaxy S4 Active now official, there's only one thing left to answer; when can we get it and how much is it going to cost us? Well, those answers have now become clear and the main answer is: AT&T. The device is coming to AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year commitment and it'll be available both in stores and online from June 21st and you can pre-order the device from tomorrow. Color wise, you can get either Dive Blue (seen above) or Urban Gray.
If you're in need of a refreshed on what's inside of the Galaxy S4 Active then take a look at the specs below – you'll be pleased to note this is very much a Galaxy S4:
- 5-inch 1080p TF LCD
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 at 1.9 Ghz
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of storage with microSD support up to 64GB
- 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera
- IP67 rating for water resistance
- Android 4.2.2
- 2,600 mAh Battery
- Dimensions: 139.65 x 71.25 x 9.1mm
- 150g weight
If the Galaxy S4 is a "life companion" then the Galaxy S4 Active is the "life proof" device to help you keep your sanity and not worry about spilling that beer over your fancy new smartphone. The Galaxy S4 Active isn't what you'd call a "rugged" device but it is water-resistant and there's even a fancy camera mode that allows you to shoot underwater – albeit at shallow depths. We assume this involves some tweaking of the white balance to make things seem a little less "blue".
The inclusion of hardware buttons here is actually a good move from Samsung here, as I can attest to, the software buttons on the waterproof Xperia Z go crazy when in contact with water. While it might sound silly, these hardware buttons might make this device a little more usable when it's covered in all that beer your friend "accidentally" spilled on your superior smartphone.
Take a look at the video from AT&T below and let us know if the Active is a device you're looking at!