Is Samsung working on a rugged version of the Galaxy S 4 for the adventurer in your life? Earlier this week, President of Samsung Gulf, Young Soo Kim, mentioned that a “ruggedized” version of the Galaxy S 4 would be announced in a few weeks. We weren’t sure if there was a misunderstanding or if the device is really on the way, due to the bizarre nature of its premature announcement, but further information released by the Wall Street Journal today seems to lend credibility to the rugged S 4′s existence.
According to the Journal, Samsung is set to release the ruggedized version of the Galaxy S 4 this July as the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active. While we assume the specs on the S 4 Active will be identical to the S 4, the Active will feature special hardware tweaks to make it dust-proof and waterproof. This wouldn’t be Samsung’s first attempt at a ruggedized device; devices like their waterproof HMX-W200 camera and the Galaxy Xcover 2 have received decent reviews for their ability to withstand the elements.
Of course nothing is official until Samsung gives us the full details, but the Galaxy S 4 Active is looking very likely. What do you think? Would a ruggedized Galaxy S 4 fit your needs?