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Samsung Galaxy S4 waterproof model dubbed Active, landing July?

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Samsung Galaxy S4 waterproof model dubbed Active, landing July?

Details of the rumoured robust, sporty version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 have emerged online, days after the standard iteration of the handset went on sale in the UK.

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the waterproof and dustproof version of the Galaxy S4, which a Samsung official confirmed last week, will most likely retain the look of the flagship phone and is set to land in July.

It's not yet known just how rugged the phone, which is apparently tentatively dubbed the Galaxy S4 Active, is just yet. But we’d be surprised if it didn’t at least match the similarly hard-wearing, four million-selling Sony Xperia Z, which can be submerged under water for 30 minutes without affecting it.

The WSJ also reports that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be along around the same time, offering a slimmer alternative to the shrinking demographic of consumers who aren’t sold on huge screen-toting handsets.

Samsung is believed to have been investigating a spray called HZO to coat and protect the innards of its phones from water damage since before the release of the Galaxy S3.

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