Update: Rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active surfaces online, both in pictures and video

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Samsung has been a long time fan of launching rugged handsets. We’ve seen the Galaxy Rugby II and recently the Rugby LTE become available on various Canadian carriers. New images have surfaced online today that reveal Samsung might step up their game in this device category and bring those wanting a premium smartphone some extra durability.

According to GSMArena, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has similar specs the GS4, but is dust and water resistant. Other rumoured specs have the Active possibly coming with a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 1.9GHz processor with Adreno 320 GPU and an 8MP camera (GS4 has a 13MP camera). As for its design, the Galaxy S4 Active has some differences, mainly the 3 hardware buttons below the homescreen and the “metallic shell with bolts on the back.”

Update: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active leaked online in picture format yesterday, but today the ‘informant’ has brought forward 40-seconds of this rugged Android. Not much is different than the pictures, but shows the about screen.

No word on an official release date.

Source: GSMArena, MobileTechReview