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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

The Galaxy S4 Active: A Rugged, Waterproof Phone Built For Adventure

Adventure is out there and, while you're out in the wild finding it, Samsung wants you to take your smartphone along for the ride. The South Korean company announced a more rugged, waterproof version of its latest Galaxy phone, the Galaxy S4 Active, last week.

On Thursday, AT&T said the phone will be available for preorder starting June 14. Head over att.com/galaxys4active (the page won't be live until June 14) to purchase the phone in Urban Gray or Dive Blue for $200 with a two-year contract.

With dust-proof casing, the ability to be submerged in water up to three feet deep for 30 minutes, and a water-resistant headphone jack, the Galaxy S4 Active was built specifically with rugged, outdoors-types — and clumsy fingers — in mind.

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The Active shares many of the futuristic features of the original Galaxy S4, including air-gesture recognition, eye-scrolling, and touch sensitivity, even if the user is wearing gloves, but with the added bonus of water protection. Like the S4 Active, the flagship Galaxy S4 costs $200 with two-year contract on AT&T.

Water-resistant tech is having a moment this year: Sony's H20-friendly Xperia Z made a splash at CES, and is due to hit shelves any day now. When the Galaxy S4 Active arrives on June 21, it'll directly compete with the large display, Android-powered Xperia.

Looks like Samsung's new waterproof phone will arrive just in time for this season's beach-bound techies. If you're considering the Galaxy S4 Active, see all the color options and technical specifications after the break.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in Orange Flare and Dive Blue

Tech Specs

  • Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
  • 1.9GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 5-inch display, 443 PPI
  • Rear Camera: 8MP with LED Flash, Front-Facing: 2MP
  • 151g (vs. the original S4's 130g)
  • 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm (vs. the original S4's 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm)
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