The recent reports from UAE suggesting that Samsung is working on a rugged version of Galaxy S4 seem to be true after all. Wall Street Journal today published a report claiming that Samsung will be launching this water and dust proof version of Galaxy S4 in July and it is being called as Galaxy S4 Active internally.
Samsung reportedly plans to keep the look and feel of the device same as the existing Galaxy S4, which was launched in various markets including India today.
WSJ adds that Samsung might be targeting governments and corporate firms with Galaxy S4 Active as it could be deployed in harsher climates and tough-working conditions like war-zones and construction/ mining sites. These are just a few examples, but it will gel nicely with Samsung’s delayed Knox security solution, which is also coming in July.
This S4 Active report comes on the heels of Samsung’s Q1 financial results. Samsung posted 8.8 trillion Korean won ($7.91 billion) operating profit, which increased 54pc year over year.
In related news, Strategy Analytics noted in a report that Samsung sold record 69.4 million smartphones in the first quarter, which is in line with IDC findings that put the Samsung smartphone shipments at 70 million.