Samsung’s Galaxy S4 hasn’t even launched yet in the U.S. and there are already rumors suggesting that a new version of the phone is currently in the works. Middle Eastern tech blog Techview.me attended Samsung’s recent Galaxy S4 press conference for the region. During a question and answer session following the presentation, the site reports that Samsung Gulf president Young Soo Kim was asked why the company hadn’t launched a new waterproof smartphone recently. In response, the executive reportedly stated that a new ruggedized dust and water-resistant version of the Galaxy S4 is in development, though he did not indicate when it might launch. Samsung is also reportedly developing a smaller version of its new smartphone — the Galaxy S4 mini — that will be released this summer.

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