Report: Samsung preparing tougher Galaxy S4 Active

If you want the look and feel of a smartphone, but are worried that a fancy device won't last long in your butterfingers, Samsung may have a solution.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a rugged version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 phone is in the works, and is expected to launch in July.

Tentatively named the Galaxy S4 Active, the device will allegedly maintain the physical appearance of the Galaxy S4, but will be made to withstand water and dust. The phone will likely be marketed toward the government for use in environments like war zones, the Journal said, and could be handy for construction workers or other corporate clients.

The paper also tipped a rugged 8in Samsung Galaxy tablet, as well as a smaller, 4.3in version of the 5in Galaxy S4.

Earlier, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab 3, a 7-inch tablet with a 1,024 x 600 display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as well as a 3-megapixel back camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam.

A Wi-Fi-only version will hit global shelves beginning in May, while the 3G version, which can be used to make phone calls, will follow in June.