The Galaxy S4 is still to be released in the UK but it is already shaping up to be one of the biggest selling handsets of the year.
Now TechView reports that Samsung is developing a new version of the Galaxy S4, which will apparently be far sturdier and more resilient than its flagship sibling.
Amongst its various durable attributes, this device will be waterproof and dust proof, which is good news for those who have had unlucky experiences with their phones in the past.
Of course, these features are also a key part of the Sony Xperia Z, which is one of the Galaxy S4’s main rivals, indicating that Samsung might well be worried about how its own handset will perform.
The Xperia Z may be rugged, but it is also very thin and seriously stylish, showing you can have the best of both worlds.
If Samsung is able to emulate this trick, then it would definitely be good to see a hard wearing Galaxy S4 hit the market. Sources state that it could be launched in the next few weeks, perhaps even appearing before anyone has even been able to play with the standard Galaxy S4.