A week ago there was rumor about the expected and rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Later that week, reportedly, the Wall Street Journal had added a few more other details about the phone, which is being called the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
The so called "rugged" model, would obviously mean that the device would be water and dustproof. Sadly, reports stated that the Korean manufacturer prefer the rugged model to retain the look and feel of the regular Samsung Galaxy S4.
The "rugged" version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that is expected to be released water and dust proof, has just been through the GFX Benchmark site recently and reportedly some interesting information is said to have been revealed. According to the information from the site, first of all, the name of the phone would be the Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active.
One model (SGH-I537) is believed to be heading for AT&T in the states, while another model (GT-I9295) will be released in Europe. It also said that the phone would be unveiled in a matter of weeks.
This new "rugged" version of Samsung Galaxy S4 called Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active is reported to feature the identical Android 4.2.2. It is said to have TouchWiz running over Android and keep the FHD screen. The major difference (besides the water and dust proofing, of course) is that the "rugged" version of the new Android flagship model is expected to have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus(MSM8960) processor tuned to 1.9GHz.
There is a high chance for Samsung Galaxy S4 J Active to use this processor because most of the rugged phones use Snapdragon S4 instead of a Snapdragon 600 or an Exynos 5 Octa.
Pricing of the device has not been revealed and it is unknown which markets will be receiving the "rugged" version of the flagship Android handset.