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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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Now this will come out at same price point. It will be bad for customers buying now S4 at same price.

Already there is Snapdragon/Octa core drama by samsung. Now this will add to it.

Note to mention they will bring two more colours before introducing water proof model with a higher price. Nice samsung !. I will never buy one.

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  • 2013-04-24 15:25
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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2013-04-24 14:22 from 0UuJ - click to readno samsung did not, the word phablet has been around since long before that, in fact i think 2007, im a samsung owner and did not know this even though i work in a phone shop, it is just that when samsung released the note the word suddenly took off and spread, and the world phablet also technically refers to any device between 5" - 6.9" screen size, and the HTC advantage was one of the first devices to be labeled a phablet, but the word never stuck and then came back in 2008, again the word never really stuck, only with the galaxy note did the word seem to stick, mainly due to the ever increasing social media and other outlets all catching on to the word.

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  • 2013-04-24 15:13
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> In reply to [deleted post]keep up with the conversations if your going to make stupid comments.....this is no way a copy or patent violation as they already have legal right to waterproofing as they have released devices in the past.

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  • 2013-04-24 15:04
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-24 13:51 from 3AxW - click to readHe must have own a HTC phone or something and trying to be fit into society. Bear with him.

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  • 2013-04-24 15:03
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> In reply to xmagz.ph @ 2013-04-24 14:19 from v0XD - click to readbut there is a simple solution to that, if you do not need the features, do not buy it, i will most defiantly use all of the features and actually replace some of my current equipment for it. whats the point of complaining about a phone that has so many features to cater for a vast variety of people, if its not for you, go buy another phone, they key word here is choice. which you have

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  • 2013-04-24 15:02
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Xperia Z's water resistance is a mixed bag - it's required for all ports to be tightly capped with silicone plugs yet still it's only good for for an hour or so. One could achieve the same result by covering any given phone with a condom. Don't get me wrong, I like the Xperia Z but it's not necessarily the water resistance we've all been expecting.
What about those water repellent nano coatings? When are these going to massively make it to mobile phones (or any portable electronics for that matter)? This particular technology exists, why not use it? I'd pay that $30 more for a coated handset.

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  • 2013-04-24 14:56
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> In reply to Yasser1337 @ 2013-04-24 14:01 from fq12 - click to readHTC didnt made 1080p display, but Sharp did, Sony did too with( JDI company ).

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  • 2013-04-24 14:43
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> In reply to Derp @ 2013-04-24 14:17 from smxp - click to readIt doesn't work like that my son. The point it they boost of innovation with huge marketing when already something exists...
Its like You have a paper but the art should be yours it doesnt matter if someone has paper. What matter is when that someone has a paper similar to yours an art similar to yours and colours similar to yours and they say its their own.. what would you do??? say hey what innovation by copying me???? it looks so similar to me??? wow??? cool...?? blah blah....???

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  • 2013-04-24 14:22
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> In reply to Mobilemaster @ 2013-04-24 14:18 from 0UuJ - click to readYeah... :D

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  • 2013-04-24 14:22
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> In reply to Muhammad xubair @ 2013-04-24 13:33 from KI3r - click to readMan, are you talking nonsense. The HTC Flyer is NOT a phablet, it's a small tablet. Samsung introduced the term of "phablet" with the original Note.

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  • 2013-04-24 14:22
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> In reply to Yasser1337 @ 2013-04-24 14:01 from fq12 - click to readWhat...... All the phone in 2012 and 2013 got 1080p screen... Get a grip dude :P

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  • 2013-04-24 14:22
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Haha. That's what I thought. Not just the software gimmick but also those hardware features that aren't needed on every day life.

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  • 2013-04-24 14:19
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> In reply to geordie81 @ 2013-04-24 13:54 from 3xqh - click to readHi! You are right. Japanese companies were the first to make waterproof phones. Casio was the first company who made a real waterproof phone(in 2005), and after that the Japanese Sony Ericsson(So 902Wp) which was made in 2006. After that, Fujitsu started to make a lot of waterproof phone. Anyway of course they don't patented this technology.
Here is the source:http://www.hoista.net/post/423...proof-ph­ones

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  • 2013-04-24 14:18
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> In reply to Muhammad xubair @ 2013-04-24 13:33 from KI3r - click to read"Good Artists Borrow/copy, Great Artists Steal" Pablo Picasso

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  • 2013-04-24 14:18
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Motorola made the first phone so therefore everybody copied them.

Get a grip.

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  • 2013-04-24 14:17
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-_- copycat Sony

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  • 2013-04-24 14:16
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casio made waterproof dustproof and shock resistant phones longtime agao

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  • 2013-04-24 14:12
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Sony copied htc and made a 1080p display

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  • 2013-04-24 14:01
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> In reply to devilsdad @ 2013-04-24 13:50 from nx65 - click to readCancer is not funny.. Broh

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  • 2013-04-24 13:57
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> In reply to LeeRyan Regalado @ 2013-04-24 13:09 from v0qJ - click to readDoes sony owns the patent to have water resistant smartphones? If not then STFU!!!

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  • 2013-04-24 13:55
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