Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with LTE-A Introduced in Korea, Packing S800 Heat

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Galaxy S4 Active LTE-ADon’t mean to be cocky, but we knew this day was coming ever since August. The only thing we, or rather our sources, got (narrowly) wrong was the ETA.

Rumored for an October launch, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active with LTE-A (no, seriously, that’s how it’s called) ultimately became official earlier today in Korea. And it’s apparently headed solely for the nation’s leading wireless provider, SK Telecom, albeit we’ve heard that kind of story before.

As the otherwise silly and overlong moniker suggests, this is yet another take on the original, uber-successful Galaxy S4. Water and dust protection have however been added to the mix, the Snapdragon 600 CPU has been replaced with a superior S800 unit, while in the connectivity department things can’t get any hotter, with LTE-Advanced (aka 4.5G) as a commanding officer.

Technically, the Galaxy S4 Active with LTE-A is thus more similar to the S4 Active and S4 LTE-A, having LTE-Advanced speeds and an S800 SoC in addition to the former’s specs and ruggedness as an edge over the latter.

The main camera boasts a 13 MP sensor, there’s built-in 32 GB storage, the scales are tipped at a measly 147 grams, so all in all this is quite clearly the best non-Note Samsung in the world. Well, maybe non-Note and non-Galaxy J. Still, you get the point. It’s awesome and we’d hate to see Koreans treated with the exclusive privilege of nibbling on its goodies.

Via [Phone Arena]

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