Following Samsung’s confirmation of the Galaxy S 4 mini, the leading phone maker has gone on to unveil another spin-off device: the S 4 Active.
Speculation surrounding the device had been building for a while, but Samsung has since moved to end this by admitting the handset’s existence.
Sporting a five-inch 1080p display, the Active boats a 1.9GHz quad-core processor and eight-megapixel camera with LED flash. However, the device gains its name from its inclusion of IP67 water and dust protection, which will see the device survive a drop into water for up to 30 minutes.
Built with outdoor enthusiasts in mind, the handset packs a water-resistant headphone socket, built-in barometer and Samsung’s ‘glove touch’ screen technology, which unsurprisingly, means the device can be used whilst wearing gloves.
But with its UK launch event scheduled for later this month, Samsung’s decision to unveil the device now is a strange one. Opting not to wait until its ‘Premiere’ event on June 20th, Samsung has revealed two new handsets in the space of a week.
Whilst Samsung has promised that both devices will be on show at the event, along with a host of other unannounced products, it will be interesting to see if there’s anything left for the South Korean firm to announce by June 20th.