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Samsung Galaxy S4 Activ waterproof S4 spin-off due in July

Samsung Galaxy S4 spin-offs the S4 Mini, S4 Activ and S4 Zoom are reported to be landing in Europe in June and July.

Like the Samsung Galaxy S4, but worry it isn't mini enough, active enough or er, zoom-y enough? Then look out for the S4 Mini, S4 Activ and S4 Zoom reported to be landing in Europe in June and July.

The rumoured S4 spin-off share the S4 name, but if the S3 Mini is anything to go by, they won't simply be the S4 with knobs on.

SamMobile reports release dates for the new S4 phones, starting with the Galaxy S4 Activ. Although nothing's official yet, the S4 Activ is rumoured to be a rugged version of the S4, protected against the elements with a waterproof and dustproof casing. It's expected in the week of 15 July.

We've already heard whispers about the S4 Mini, expected to be a lower-cost version of the S4 but most likely with correspondingly lower specs. That's expected in mid-July too.

And the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is rumoured to arrive in the first week of June with a black casing, followed a couple of weeks later by a white model. The Zoom is expected to be a new version of the S4 with a 16-megapixel camera, beefed up from the S4's 13 megapixels.

The new versions of the S4 join an illustrious lineage of Galaxy S phones -- hit play on our video below for the evolution of some of the finest phones known to man.

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If you're still sold on the S4 rather than one of its spin-offs, check out our guide to the Samsung Galaxy S4 price and best deals. Do you think Samsung should make different versions of the S4, or do the spin-offs sully the S name? Get active in the comments or zoom over to our Facebook wall.