Another Samsung Galaxy S4 variant may be joining AT&T’s lineup very soon, as seen on a new leak from the controversial, yet highly accurate @evleaks Twitter account. Over the weekend, @evleaks (through Unlockr Presents evleaks) published advance photos of the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in black, and by the looks of things, the device may be very similar to the standard Galaxy S4, but with a more “rugged” plastic build.
The June 21 date showing on the leaked photos points to a possible June 21 release date, or one day after the Samsung “Premiere 2013” event in London, where the Galaxy S4 Active may be one of the devices getting an official launch. That’s also five days before the Galaxy S4 Google Edition debuts on the Google Play Store at a $649 price point; this latter device, however, is an unlocked Galaxy S4 variant with an unencrypted bootloader and vanilla Android 4.2 JellyBean out of the box without the Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX user interface.
Looking at the purported AT&T Galaxy S4 Active press photos, the device will sport the same lines and curves as the Galaxy S4 so once again, the rugged build should be the only external difference. Older rumors suggest the Galaxy S4 Active will come with lower-end specifications, but there are also some who insist that the device will feature the same 1080p display resolution on a five-inch screen, same quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. One lower-end specification that seems quite likely is an 8-megapixel rear camera, as opposed to the 13-megapixel primary shooter on the original Galaxy S4.
Pricing for the AT&T Galaxy S4 Active is still unknown, but it won’t be surprising to see it sold at the same $199.99 price point as the original handset.