Samsung Plans “Rugged” Version of Galaxy S4 Phone

Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to launch a new eight-inch tablet and a new smartphone built to withstand harsh environments this summer, boosting the company’s large roster of products with several devices designed to appeal to business and government clients.

Samsung is planning to launch the new Galaxy-line tablet in June, according to a person familiar with the matter, adding to the seven-inch and 10.1-inch versions on the market.

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