Rugged Galaxy S4 variant crops up once again in Croatia

Following yesterday's first photo appearance, today brings us a very quick video encounter with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The ruggedized S4 variant, which sports physical buttons and a 1080p HD display, was captured in Croatia by an informant for MobileTechReview. The video mentions that it's powered by a Snapdragon S4 Plus CPU, however this is contradicted by earlier screenshots, which reveal a quad-core part at up to 1.9GHz with an Adreno 320 GPU. The S4 Plus line consists of dual-core Krait parts at up to 1.7GHz, so our money is still on a Snapdragon 600 being inside this thing. An 8 megapixel rear camera is also mentioned in the video, though this has yet to be confirmed.

The video is relatively short, but we can clearly see the latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz UI, and the "Active" seems just as snappy as its mainstream sibling. The footage appears to have been captured in the same demo station setting as yesterday's still images, and the weather widget shows Zagreb, Croatia as its location.

There's little doubt now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is indeed a real device. We imagine it'll only be a matter of time before it's officially announced by the Korean manufacturer. 

Source: YouTube; via: PhoneArena

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active briefly caught on video

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If this comes to Verizon, I might consider it if it has good battery life. It looks nice.

This looks nice. I wonder if samsung skimped on the guts of the phone to make up for the cost of being rigid?

I have been waiting for the next Casio Commando, but I might wait for this and then compare them, if this one also hits Verizon before the end of summer.

I for one think it'll launch with the S4 Pro. OEMs don't want you to hold onto a phone for forever, so it's likely the only feasible way to force upgrades with "ruggedized" phones is to skimp a bit on the innards.