Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4 Active: The Perfect Companion for Exploration, Activity and Adventure

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile technology and digital solutions,today announced the GALAXY S4 Active, designed to enhance life experiences of the active user who wants to stay connected while exploring environments from the most rugged mountain trails to the roughest rivers.

“The GALAXY S4 Active is the newest addition to the GALAXY series and is purposefully designed for active users who love the outdoors,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung has taken the innovative features of the GALAXY S4 and added breakthrough protective design elements to create a device that thrives in an active environment and is built for a lifestyle of travel and exploration.”


Maximizing Durability

Recognizing the demands of a dynamic lifestyle, the GALAXY S4 Active was engineeredto keep active users connected as they explore and experience the world around them.

The GALAXY S4 Active has qualified protection from dustand water (IP67*), so you never haveto leave the deviceat home duringa long day at the beach or dusty hike.The fully sealed design keeps dust particles out and protects against water damage for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one meter.Equipped with a water-resistant earphone jack, the GALAXY S4 Active frees you to use earphones in more adventurous conditions, in the same way you’ve used them in normal ones.Whether capturing every moment of a wild rafting trip or taking a great underwater photoin the pool, the device’s unique construction lets users capture amazing moments previously impossible using a normal smartphone.

(* IP stands for International Protection against ingress of solid foreign objects and harmful ingress of water. The highest level is IP68,)

Explore Longer with Powerful Performance

An active lifestyle requires plenty of energy, and the GALAXY S4 Active offersa long-lasting and powerful user experience.

Featuring a 1.9 GHZ Quad-Core processorand2,600mAh battery, theGALAXY S4 Active can handle the most intensive tasks with ease and precision. Striking color and stunning resolution on the device’s beautiful 5.0’’ Full HD TFT LCD screen (443 PPI)makesplaying the newest games or watching hours of video easy on the eyes. And with ‘Glove Touch’, cold weather is no longer a problem sincethe touchscreen can be fully operatedwhile wearinggloves.

With an8-megapixel rear camera, users caneasilyshare their vivid experienceswhile on the go. Unique to the GALAXY S4 Active camera,‘Aqua Mode’can be used to increase visualquality and clarity for enhanced underwater images and video.The volume key located on the side of the devicecan be used as a camera key, allowing users to easily and quicklyopen the camera application to capture photo and video the moment it happens.Additionally, the camera transformsinto a powerful LED flash light to assist in low-light and nighttimeactivitieswith a simplelong press of the volume key.

Richer & Fuller Life Experience

The GALAXY S4 Active is designed with a seamless interface that incorporates popular features of the GALAXY S4.

‘S Travel (Trip Advisor)’offerstravel assistance, local information, and recommendations to provide a more seamless experience in an unfamiliar environment. ‘S Translator’makes international travel easy by providing instant text or voice translation foremailsand text messages.

The camera interfaceis designed to make capturingand sharing meaningful moments intuitive and more engaging with multiple shooting modes including ‘Drama Shot,’ which allows users to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound & Shot,’ which uniquely stores sound and voice together with the imageto capture the moment in an immersive visual/audio format.With ‘Story Album’,photos taken withthe GALAXY S4 Active are collectedand sorted according to a user’s timeline, geo-tagging information or a specific event to instantly create an organized photo album.To help facilitate sharing, users can also use the ‘Group Play’ function to enjoy music, photos, documents and games together and across various devices including GALAXY S4, GALAXY S4 mini, GALAXY Mega 6.3 and GALAXY Mega 5.8.

‘Samsung Smart Pause’ enables users to control of the screen using optical cues. While watching a video, the video pauses when you look away and starts right up again when returning to view, saving vital battery life and time spent rewinding. ‘Air View’ lets youpreview the content of an email by simply hoveringyourfingers over the screen, which saves time and data. With ‘Air Gesture’,youcan change the music track, scroll up and down on a web page, or accept a call with a simple wave of the hand.Additionally, ‘S Health’helpsyou keep track of yourpersonal health statistics. When paired with the S Health Accessory, youcan monitor yourheart rate, weight, sleep pattern and other personal measurements to assist in a healthy lifestyle.

Enhanced Content and Services

The GALAXY S4 Active also offers competitive content and services to provide a seamlessmobile experience anytime and anywhere.

Using the ‘Samsung Hub,’ users can access music, videos, books, games and engaging educational content. With a beautiful magazine-style interface, users can browse a variety of content across services, as well as purchase and manage their content easily witha single Samsung Account. Users can also control their TV through SamsungWatchON’s IR remote, which transforms the GALAXY S4 Active into a remote control for TVs, set-top boxes, and DVD players. Through ‘WatchON’, the GALAXY S4 Active also offers a broad selection of entertainment content including live TV, cable TV and video on demand, facilitated by the rich digital context provided by Samsung’s EPG (Electronic Program Guide) system.‘ChatON’, another unique feature, connects and facilitatesgroup chats, media sharing and interactingin creative new ways usingpictures, hand drawings or figures across mobile devices.Further enhancing the device’s sharing capabilities, users can use ‘Samsung Link’ to share and sync content across multiple Samsung digital devices.

TheGALAXY S4 Active will be availablefor purchasebeginningthis summer, with initial retail in theU.S. and Sweden. It will be offeredin three different color options:Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare. Specific availability will varydepending on the market.

Media requests and invited partners will be offered hands-on demonstrations with the GALAXY S4 Active at the Samsung Premiere 2013 GALAXY & ATIV in London on Thursday, June 20th.

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