If there was a theme that Sony had going for them in 2013, it was that for the most part, their Xperia lineup of phones were both dustproof and waterproof, starting with the Sony Xperia Z which was launched during CES 2013. While these features might not necessarily make or break a decision to purchase a device, they are pretty handy and we’re sure many will be thankful should they ever get their phones wet. That being said, could this be a feature that Samsung might adopt for its own Galaxy smartphones? Well according to the Korean media, yes it would be.
According to the reports, Samsung is said to be planning to make dustproof and waterproof features that would be part of their higher-end series of Android devices, like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 where the South Korean tech giant reportedly cancelled plans for LDS built-in antennas in favor of IMA technology which allows for waterproof smartphones, albeit at the expense of a slightly thicker device. In any case like we said, we don’t think waterproof and dustproof are features that will make or break a device, but definitely something to take into consideration and definitely marketing material.