Posted by Danny D. 11 months ago

Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A powered by Snapdragon 800 now available in South Korea


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Korean carrier SK Telecom was the first to launch a Snapdragon 800-powered Galaxy S4 on its LTE-A network, and now it has become the first to launch the oft-rumored Galaxy S4 Active with the newer Snapdragon chip. The updated rugged Galaxy S4 seems to have been launched quietly without much fanfare, and apart from the faster processor (four Krait 300 cores clocked at 2.3GHz) and connectivity (up to 150 mbps), it also has a 13-megapixel camera instead of an 8-megapixel one, which we’re willing to bet is as good as the one on the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, and 32GB of storage instead of 16GB.

The rest of the specs remain the same – 5-inch 1080p LCD display, a microSD slot, a 2,600mAh battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (unfortunately not 4.3 out of the box), and IP67 certification for water- and dust-resistance. As was the case with the Galaxy S4 LTE-A when it was announced, there’s no telling if we’ll see an international launch of the Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A, though we’ll hope that it does make its way to at least some markets outside South Korea.

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5 comments on “Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A powered by Snapdragon 800 now available in South Korea

  1. Sam K 11 months ago said:

    This phone has the exact specs that I want, a Galaxy S4 with the Snapdragon 800 processor that is water resistant. It has a higher megapixel camera and better processor than the US market S4 Active on AT&T. I really hope a version of this is released in the US or there is a Galaxy S5 with similar specs.

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  2. ictorn 11 months ago said:

    Bullshit , when will the update 4.3 for GALAXY SIII

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  3. Qualtza 11 months ago said:

    well, they keep releasing S4 variants and soon they gonna release S5 too! getting tired of this.
    I may migrate to Nexus

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  4. okizen 11 months ago said:

    Fortunately it will have the 4.2 firmware and NOT the 4.3

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  5. sushvajarkar 11 months ago said:

    When is S4 Active going to launch in INDIA n what will be its price?

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