AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active revealed in new image leakAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
After getting two peeks at what is likely the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 earlier this month, a new leak that shows off an AT&T-branded version of the device has emerged. Posted to The Unlockr by @evleaks, the image shows several renders of a device that looks fairly similar to the Galaxy S 4 Active that appeared last week, but without the bright red-orange rear cover. This unit has a gray back cover instead, complete with an AT&T globe logo beneath the device's camera and flash.
The Galaxy S 4 Active's spec list is rumored to include a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and a ruggedized body. The device is expected to feature the model number SGH-I537 on AT&T, and since @evleaks says that "the date on that screenshot should be pretty telling," it's possible that AT&T will launch the S 4 Active on June 21.
While the Galaxy S 4 Active is hardly the first ruggedized Android phone to be made, many of the devices that we've seen in that category to date feature low-end or mid-range specs, meaning that consumers interested in a tough smartphone have typically had to settle for less-than-high-end hardware in order to get a device that can stand up to a beating. It looks like the Galaxy S 4 Active could change that, though, with a Galaxy S 4-like feature set that ought to be plenty high-end for most people.
In addition to the Galaxy S 4 Active, today's report claims that AT&T is planning to add a few other Samsung devices to its shelves in the near future. It's said that AT&T will soon offer the SM-G730A "Golden", a Galaxy S III mini variant; SGH-I527 "Melius," a version of the Galaxy Mega 6.3; SGH-I257 "Serrano," a Galaxy S 4 mini variant; and the mysterious SGH-I217 "Zest." It's not clear when that hardware will be launching at AT&T, but if today's report holds true, AT&T customers that are also fans of Samsung's Galaxy products will have a lot of new hardware to look forward to.
Via The Unlockr