Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mini details stack up: tiny underwater wonder

This week there are several sources running in on the next Samsung device, one that appear to be just as resistant to the elements as the first "Active" here with a "mini" size to boot. This device has been decidedly code-named Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mini here before its official unveiling, and details from several sources – each of them just a iffy as the next – suggest you'll be getting what's essentially the "Active" iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini on its own. This device will be the low-power underwater shooter you you've been dreaming of – perhaps.

Sources include a 3D benchmark test result, and FCC listing, and an Asia-based detailing photos collection. Generally these sources can be trusted in part on their own, but together they create a picture of a phone that's rather legitimate-looking. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mini is almost certainly on its way to final certification now.

This device has been tipped by benchmarks to roll with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. This is the tier below the Snapdragon 600, the processor embedded in the regular Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Active. Here you've also got Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 4.65-inch display with a relatively low 480 x 800 pixel resolution.

In other words, this device will not be breaking up the top end of the benchmarking universe or acting as hero for any line. Rather, it'll bring the minimum for the 2013-era of smartphones in a waterproof package. It'll do so with a 5-megapixel camera on its back as well.

This device comes with part number GT-I8580 as well, so keep on the hunt for the near future – we'll expect some sort of announcement in the next couple of weeks! Meanwhile have a peek at our original Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review right this minute!

VIA: PhoneArena, TENAA, GFX Bench, FCC