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The beach-friendly Galaxy S4 Active (pictures)

Say hello to the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Expected to arrive at AT&T this summer, the S4 Active holds an IP67 durability rating. As a result it fears no water or dust, making it great for a beachside lifestyle.

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Rough and ready for summer

The new Galaxy S4 Active is essentially a toughened-up version of Samsung's Galaxy S4 superphone. Coming to AT&T on June 21 for $199, the waterproof and dustproof device boasts a big 5-inch screen, quad-core processing, and a connection to 4G LTE data networks.
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Scratchable screen

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active's 5-inch display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. As a result Samsung claims the Active's screen is resistant to scratches.
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This back is buttoned up

Looking at the back of Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active, it's easy to see this phone is well-protected. Its big screws are hard to miss and convey the notion that this device is buttoned up against the elements. The camera uses a lower-resolution 8MP sensor as opposed to the 13MP imaging system you'll find on the standard Galaxy S4.
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Volume on the left

On the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active's left edge sits the phone's volume rocker.
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Power up from the right

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active's right side holds the power button. Apparently the phone lacks a dedicated camera key.
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A thicker profile

From this profile shot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, you can tell it's a bit thicker than the less-protected GS4.
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Orange like the sunset

Samsung will sell the Galaxy S4 Active in an orange hue as well.
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Blue as the sky

Besides sedate gray and bright orange, the Samsung will sell Galaxy S4 Active phones in a vivid blue.

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