A more robust edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is in the works, ahead of the standard model’s debut on UK networks this weekend.
In an interview with techview.me, president of Samsung's Gulf division Young Soo Kim revealed that the phone-maker is working on a variant that’s waterproof and dustproof and is set to be revealed to the world in the next few weeks.
The hitherto unheard-of rugged S4 iteration appears calculated to encroach on the 'robust-high-end-handset' territory currently staked out by the water-resistant Sony Xperia Z.
In keeping with Sony’s current flagship phone, we also expect Samsung's effort to carry an IP55 & IP57 rating, which means you can submerge your handset for up to 30 minutes without affecting it.
After a wait that feels so long that empires could have risen and fallen, the Galaxy S4 finally goes on sale on Saturday (April 27th) with a feature set that takes in a a five-inch, full HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera.
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