Korean sources have claimed that Samsung is gearing up to launch a new Snapdragon 800 variant of the semi-successful Galaxy S4 Active smartphone. This variant will apparently break cover in Korea as early as next month, when the Galaxy Note 3 will be well settled in the market. We won’t be surprised if the smartphone remains an exclusive to South Korea, as Samsung wouldn’t want to confuse global markets with two different variants of the same smartphone.
This particular variant of the smartphone has also made numerous appearances on benchmarking apps like GFX Bench, so we know for sure it’s heading somewhere. We expect this variant to have no other visible changes to its hardware apart from the upgraded chipset. The current iteration of the Galaxy S4 Active has the Snapdragon 600 chipset inside, which is used widely in most 2013 flagships. This water resistant smartphone from Samsung also features a 5 inch 1080p LCD panel, an 8MP camera on the back, a 2MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2 and a 2,600 mAh battery.
Source: Naver News (Translated)
Via: GSM Arena