As we’ve reported multiple times before, Samsung has big plans to release multiple variants of their newest flagship, the Galaxy S 4, to serve various purposes. The water and dust proof variant just ran through the GFX Benchmark site and we now have more information on the device including its official name, the Galaxy S 4 J Active. There will be two models of the J Active, one presumably for AT&T (SGH-I537) and another for European markets (GT-I9295).
The J Active will share a lot of similarities with the S 4 including a TouchWiz themed Android 4.2.2, the same gorgeous FHD screen and 2 GB of RAM. One very noticeable difference is the processor. Where the S 4 used either the Snapdragon 600 or Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa depending on which version you got, the J Active will pack a quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus(MSM8960) processor. While it is an odd decision on Samsung’s part to downgrade the processor and nothing else, the Snapdragon S4 is still a great processor and should do a fine job running the device.
The J Active will join the S 4 Mini and the S 4 Zoom sometime this summer and it will be exciting to see what else Samsung has up its sleeve.