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Samsung reportedly readying ruggedized Galaxy S4 variant

Samsung reportedly readying ruggedized version of the Galaxy S4

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.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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