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There may be a water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way

24 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
There may be a water resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 on the way - read the full textOne of the things the Sony Xperia Z lords over the Samsung Galaxy S4 is its IP57 certification, which grants it dust and water resistance. That advantage might not last long though, as a rugged version of the Samsung flagship might be unveiled in the coming weeks. During a Q&A session, Young Soo...


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> In reply to szymon247 @ 2013-05-08 21:07 from 3ZH5 - click to readSamsung tv's are more expensive than sony tv's.
Try to compare Sony w905a with Samsunt F8000
Also the best from sony 4k is 25000$
The best from Samsung 4k is35500 euro not $.
Also Samsung is not capable yet to make same tehnology like sony.
For example LG made first 4k and after 60 days Sony made first 4k.
Samsung made his 4k at 1 year and 6months after LG.

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  • 2013-08-22 16:48
  • mtk2

gosh, i hardly wait that water resistant s4. and i don't care if some of u r jealous and comment like cheep plastic or, they copy this nd that, this is e-volution!

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  • 2013-05-23 21:01
  • 0Tdu

water resistant or not we are sure its gonna be a cheap plastic box, unless people starts to prefer better looking and devices that feels better to hold. Why does Sammy fones look so cheap and pointless.

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  • 2013-05-09 03:05
  • vGWp

Let's be honest here - companies like Apple or Samsung STARTED as companies copying others. Samsung used to gain its fame by taking Sony TV tech, actually improving it and selling it for half the price. Apple copied the OS and UI from Xerox and paid Microsoft to make it for them, in the process Microsoft improved the OS and used it for themselves as well, and build the biggest business in the world around it. I don't see how it's wrong. It all comes down to who has the best product, not who came up with a prototype first. Accusing someone of copying others is ridiculous, if they manage to improve a product.

Otherwise we'd be flying Wright brothers "airplanes", launching nazi rockets to space and talking on Bell's phone booths.

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  • 2013-05-08 21:07
  • 3ZH5

I also hope that it comes with an FM radio since it is useful to the great outdoors, hiking, or camping.

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  • 2013-05-08 20:18
  • 7X9m

The S4 does have the two second features you listed, but indeed would it be the ultimate phone if it becomes waterproof.

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  • 2013-05-08 17:45
  • pehF

> In reply to nerveline @ 2013-04-25 15:35 from vj1k - click to readIf you are not brainless you will never wrote that Samsung is copycat ! Samsung has history and far longer history with mobile devices than apple! Apple released first mobile in 2007 - after All hard work and innovation were Done! Also don't forget whose made iPhone ( not build but made ) all the well known companies whos are on the electronic and mobile market for ages !!! Saying that someone copy design like rectangle piece with curved corners is really stupid and childish ... what you expect from touchscreen phone (circle or triangle or what ?!) Btw iPhone wasnt first touchscreen phone ! Read this

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  • 2013-05-08 15:52
  • JbRy

i am new to this so i dont know if GSM will respond to this email, but is there any update because this will be important to weather i wait for this waterproof one or buy the s4.

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  • 2013-04-27 08:05
  • 0fDA

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-26 20:24 from IVBH - click to readi second this ^^^^. that would make the s4 the ultimate smartphone hands down!!!

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  • 2013-04-27 08:01
  • 0fDA

we want S4 to be waterproof, have user-replaceable battery and have wireless charging capability ;)

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  • 2013-04-26 20:24
  • IVBH

Samsung is the leading smartphone manufacturer in the world because they make shit products... i think not, had all the Galaxy S's to date so far never been disappointed by any of them, however my friends using SONY, HTC, APPLE, Nokia always have something to complain about.

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  • 2013-04-26 11:18
  • mqm2

The phone would have to exist to answer that...derp.

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  • 2013-04-25 17:57
  • xANx

oh wow the cheap samsung is making galaxy s4 again to copy xperia z and htc butterfly

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  • 2013-04-25 15:53
  • vIdQ

samsung is no.1 because of its copycat image..from iphone to xperia z..all their unit from small to big size has the same design..i think this is a clone..a real fake!!

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  • 2013-04-25 15:35
  • vj1k

will waterproof S4 has a removable battery?

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  • 2013-04-25 14:51
  • uH{f

> In reply to afzan4eversonylover @ 2013-04-24 14:22 from ibcE - click to readThat's the point.All manufacturers copy each others.Sony didn't invent water resistance so samsung can use it in their phones if they want just like how all manufacturers now use 1080p displays in their flagships.

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  • 2013-04-25 13:46
  • fq12

That might kick the regular S4 opening week or month sales in the groin...

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  • 2013-04-25 11:35
  • mEh{


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  • 2013-04-25 11:21
  • MVg6

I am a watersports instructor and also a bit of a techno geek so for all those saying this feature is stupid, this is what ive been waiting for. A phone that i can take with me on the water and not panic if i drop it but that is also a market leader. Admittedly id still need to attached a flotation accessory type thing because if you drop it in 20 meters of water its gonna be screwed waterproof or not. But all in all great step forwards.

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  • 2013-04-25 10:29
  • Sq2T

All hail King Samsung

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  • 2013-04-25 10:10
  • ftb}

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