Samsung Australia Introduces the GALAXY S4 Active

Aug 22, 2013

Offering Australians a new smartphone companion for exploration, activity and adventure

SYDNEY, Australia – August 22nd, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Australia today announced the local availability of GALAXY S4 Active, a new addition to the GALAXY smartphone range designed specifically for active users who want to stay connected while in a range of environments that would challenge the functions of most other mobile devices.

The GALAXY S4 Active is fitted with a range of design specifications and features that will offer users with much of the functionality of the already popular GALAXY S4 smartphone in a durable form that can operate in a range of rugged environments.

“Australians lead very adventurous lifestyles, with many of us spending time in a range of environments throughout our work and social lives that aren’t always appropriate for most mobile devices,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President – Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia. “With the launch of the GALAXY S4 Active, Samsung is offering Australians a smartphone that is both dust and water resistant as well as packed full of features.”

Exceptional Durability

Recognising the demands of a dynamic lifestyle, the GALAXY S4 Active was engineered to keep users connected as they explore and experience the world around them. The smartphone device has qualified resistance from dust and water (IP67*), to help users to bring their device with them when going to the beach or for a bush walk. The design helps keeps dust particles out and helps protect against water damage for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one metre.

The GALAXY S4 Active is equipped with a water-resistant earphone jack that helps users use earphones in more adventurous conditions. Whether capturing moments on a rafting trip or taking underwater photos in the pool*, the device’s construction helps users capture moments previously impossible using most other smartphones.

Explore with Long-Lasting and Powerful Performance

An active lifestyle requires plenty of energy, and the GALAXY S4 Active offers a long-lasting and powerful user experience.

Featuring a 1.9GHZ Quad-Core processor and 2,600mAh battery, the GALAXY S4 Active can handle the intensive tasks with ease and precision. Striking colour and stunning resolution on the device’s 5.0" Full HD TFT LCD screen (443 PPI) makes playing the newest games or watching video easy on the eyes. The ‘Glove Touch’ helps reduce the need to remove gloves while operating the touch screen.

Using its 8-megapixel rear camera, GALAXY S4 Active users can share their experiences in vivid quality while on the go. The smartphone’s camera features ‘Aqua Mode’, developed to help users capture high quality images and video while underwater*. The volume key located on the side of the device can be used as a camera control key, allowing users to operate the camera quickly and easily. In addition, the camera can also transform into a powerful LED flash light to assist in low-light conditions with a simple long press of the volume key.

A Rich & Full Life Experience

The GALAXY S4 Active is designed with an elegant interface that incorporates a range of popular features offered on the existing GALAXY S4.

‘S Travel (Trip Advisor)’* offers travel assistance, local information, and recommendations to help provide a seamless experience in an unfamiliar environment. ‘S Translator’^ helps make international travel easy by providing text or voice translation for emails and text messages.

The camera interface is designed to make capturing and sharing meaningful moments intuitive with multiple shooting modes including ‘Drama Shot’, which allows users to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound & Shot’, which stores sound and voice together with the image to capture the moment in an immersive audio-visual format.

With ‘Story Album’, photos taken with the GALAXY S4 Active are collected and sorted according to a user’s timeline or geo-tagging information to help create an organised photo album. To help facilitate sharing content from the device, users can also use the ‘Group Play’~ function to enjoy music, photos, documents and games between various compatible devices including GALAXY S4 and GALAXY S4 mini.

‘Samsung Smart Pause’ enables users to control the screen using optical cues. While watching a video, the video pauses when the user looks away and starts up again when returning to view. ‘Air View’** lets the user preview the content of an email by simply hovering fingers over the screen. With ‘Air Gesture’, the user can change music tracks, scroll up and down on a web page, or accept a call with a simple wave of the hand. The ‘S Health’^^ feature helps users keep track of personal health statistics.

Outstanding Content and Services

The GALAXY S4 Active also offers a competitive content and services offering to help provide a seamless mobile experience virtually anytime and anywhere.

Using the ‘Samsung Hub’##, users can access music, videos, books, games and engaging educational content. With a beautiful magazine-style interface, users can browse a variety of content across services, as well as purchase and manage their content easily with a single Samsung Account.

Users can also control their compatible Samsung Smart TV through Samsung WatchON’s*** IR remote, which transforms the GALAXY S4 Active into a remote control for compatible Samsung Smart TVs, set-top boxes, and DVD players~~. Through ‘WatchON’***, the GALAXY S4 Active also offers a broad selection of entertainment content including live TV, cable TV and video on demand, facilitated by the rich digital context provided by Samsung’s EPG (Electronic Program Guide) system.

‘ChatON’***, connects and facilitates group chats, media sharing and interacting in creative new ways using pictures, hand drawings or figures across mobile devices. Further enhancing the device’s sharing capabilities; users can use ‘Samsung Link’~ to share and sync content across multiple compatible Samsung digital devices.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung GALAXY S4 Active is available now for RRP $699 at the Samsung Experience Stores in both Melbourne and Sydney and will be made available on contract through Vodafone. The device will also be made available to purchase outright from a range of mobile retailers around Australia.

The Samsung GALAXY S4 Active will be offered in urban grey. Each device comes with an additional orange back cover which can be changed.

Note to Editors:

Samsung GALAXY S4 Active Product Specifications

Network LTE Cat3, HSPA+ 42, 5.76Mbps, EDGE, GPRS Class 12
Processor 1.9GHz Quad-Core Processor
Display 5.0” Full HD TFT LCD, 443 PPI, Glove Touch
OS Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Rear: 8 megapixel with LED Flash light
Front: 2 megapixel
Camera Features Camera Key, Drama Shot, Sound&Shot, Aqua mode, Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Animated photo, Rich tone, Panorama
Video MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV 7/8, Sorenson Spark
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, OGG, IMY, XMF, WMA, FLAC
Services & Additional Features Samsung Smart Scroll, Pause, Air View, Gesture, Samsung WatchON
ChatON, Samsung Hub
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)
S Translator, S Travel(Trip Advisor), S Health, Story Album
Google Mobile Services Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Local, Google Navigation (Turn-by-turn Navi.), Voice Search, Chrome Browser
Connectivity Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct, IrDA, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
Sensor Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Barometer Sensor, Gesture Sensor, Finger Hovering Sensor, Light Sensor
Memory 16GB Internal memory (User Memory approximately 11.25GB)>

micro SD slot (up to 64GB), 2GB RAM

>User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier and supporting language and may change after software upgrade.
Dimension 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1mm, 151g
Battery 2,600mAh

* IP stands for International Protection against ingress of solid foreign objects and harmful ingress of water. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active is dust resistant and water resistant down to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes. In order to help protect against water and dust ingress, the back cover and USB port cover must be correctly sealed.

All functionality features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation

Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Local, Google Navigation, Voice Search and Chrome Browser, are all trademarks of Google Inc.

* Internet connection required. Data and subscription charges may apply.

^ Internet connection required. Data, subscription and other charges may apply. Feature is not available in all languages and dialects. Performance may vary depending on the language spoken and surrounding environment, including ambient noise.

~ Samsung takes copyright seriously. Only share content that you own or have the right to share.

^^ S Health is not a medical or therapeutic device. To discuss the diagnosis or treatment of any condition, please consult your doctor.

~~ Items sold separately.

## Internet connection required. Data, subscription and other charges may apply. Content subject to availability.

*** Internet connection required for some features. Data, subscription and other charges may apply.

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Edelman for Samsung Australia
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