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