too bad it was too late for samsung to release this. this would have been much better if they release this as the same time as xperia z.
Definitely a step in the right direction, looks better than the s4. Should use metallic colors IMO .. sammy please hire more designers. You have enough cash to make a better phone than the s4!
wow , just wow :))
Too bad this one doesn't have the top chipset available today.
I like this design much more than the original S4 and if it's true that it has a metallic body then this is going to be a very good handset .And the best of all is that they got red of the Octa processor with its overheating and battery draining issues and replace it with the more stable Snap 600 , Although they could have left the Octa processor and with the water proof feature you can actually submerge it under water to cool it down or play games and do your heavy tasks in your pool :D :D :D
with clean Android this phone will be almost perfect! Waiting the port of the Rom from the S4 Google Edtion!
Gaza Don, 20 May 2013To the legions of uneducated. Samsung has had a rugby line of dust and water resistant phones... moreSony had water resistance android smartphone way before samsung and its called xperia active stupid
Will you be able to use this phone under water? For example to take pictures?
or it is just for the cases when you drop liquids on it?
Samsung unnerved by the Xperia Z. In effect, this is a direct admission that the SGS4 itself is no match for Sony's offering. Cracks beginning to appear in Samsung's armour it seems.
Bennet, 20 May 2013The 2nd pic shows screen as 480dpi... isnt that far more that 440ppi what the regular s4 shows... moreActually, the regular Galaxy S4 has a 480dpi screen as well.
There is a difference between DPI (dots per inch) and ppi (pixels per inch).
Both devices have a 5" 480dpi and 440ppi display.