Galaxy S4 Active: the waterproof version of the Samsung smartphone?

The rumor of a sealed Galaxy S4 strengthens more with the publication on the Internet of photos showing a new version of the Samsung smartphone. A model that could be marketed from July.

Galaxy S4 Active

Galaxy S4 Active or codenamed GT-I9295 will be the famous water-resistant and dust release smartphone mentioned in a rumors dating from April. In the photos released by the GSM Arena site, we can see a significantly different Galaxy S4 standard smartphone: a red metal shell and three physical buttons below the screen, instead of the single button normally offered.

The GSM Arena site explains that based on these photos, Active S4 will have the same specifications as the standard S4 (including a 600 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.9 GHz), with the exception of the rear camera sensor, which will be decreased from 13 to 8 megapixels. A question is also put on the screen, which might not be Super AMOLED.

If offered at a fair price, this smartphone may prove to be a competitor of choice for the Sony Xperia Z, also resistant to dust and water.