Samsung has announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, another variant of its successful Galaxy S4, which phenomenally sold 10 million units within the month it was released.
The Korean electronics giant is capitalizing on Galaxy S4’s success by making variants of the smartphone to fit every consumer lifestyle.
Samsung already announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which boasts of full-featured point-and-shoot camera incorporated in a smartphone.
The Galaxy S4 Active is intended for users who love the outdoors as the phone has been fortified against dust and water.
Design-wise and make, it is a Galaxy S4, but additions were made such as the incorporation of a fully sealed design to keep dust particles out. The sealed design also allows the smartphone to be submerged for 30 minutes at 1 meter water depth.
The Galaxy S4 Active is also equipped with a water-resistant earphone jack, which can be of big use when you’re using the phone in the rain.
One of the achievements of the Galaxy S4 is its great camera features. Since the Galaxy S4 Active is precisely the same as the Galaxy S4 except for the fortified design, then the smartphone can be an ideal camera to bring to adventures and trips to capture amazing moments previously impossible using a normal smartphone.
Samsung’s new dust and water resistant Galaxy S4 runs on a 1.9 GHZ Quad-Core processor and has 2,600mAh battery.
The device features a 5.0’’ Full HD TFT LCD screen (443 PPI).It has an 8 megapixel camera and has a unique feature (not found in other Galaxy S4 variants) called the “Aqua Mode” which helps in increasing visual quality and clarity of images or videos taken underwater. To make the camera work underwater, the volume rocker functions as a camera button while shooting below the water.
It also has the so-called “Glove Touch” feature, which allows for the touchscreen to fully operate even while wearing gloves.
For night time adventure, you can also make use of the smartphone’s camera, which transforms into a powerful LED flash light.
“The GALAXY S4 Active is the newest addition to the GALAXY series and is purposefully designed for active users who love the outdoors,” said Eric Sulit, SEPCO Business Unit Director for Mobile during the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Philippine launching.
“Samsung has taken the innovative features of the GALAXY S4 and added breakthrough protective design elements to create a device that thrives in an active environment and is built for a lifestyle of travel and exploration.”
SRP: Php 27,990.00
Samsung GALAXY S4 Active Product Specifications
Network LTE Cat3, HSPA＋ 42/5.76Mbps, EDGE/GPRS Class 33
Processor 1.9GHz Quad-Core Processor
Display 5.0” Full HD TFT LCD, 443 PPI, Glove Touch
OS Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Rear: 8 megapixel with LED Flash light
Front: 2 megapixel
Camera Features Camera Key, Drama Shot, Sound&Shot, Aqua mode, Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Animated photo, Rich tone, Panorama, Sports, Night, Aqua
Video MPEG4,H.263,H.264,DivX4,VP8, WMV9, WMV 7/8, MP43, Sorenson Spark
Audio MP3,AAC,AAC＋,eAAC＋,WAV,AMR-NB, AMR-WB,MIDI,OGG,IMY,XMF,WMA,FLAC
Features Samsung Smart Scroll/Pause, Air View/Gesture, Samsung WatchON
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
S Translator, S Travel(Trip Advisor), S Health, Story Album
Services Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Local, Google Navigation (Turn-by-turn Navi.), Chrome Browser, Google Talk
Connectivity Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct, IrDA, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
Sensor Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Barometer Sensor, Gesture Sensor, Finger Hovering Sensor, Light Sensor
Memory 16GB Internal memory
micro SD slot (up to 64GB), 2GB RAM
＊User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier and supporting language and may change after software upgrade.
Dimension 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm, 153g