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Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3, Pantech Vega Iron 2: Waterproof Is The Norm This Year (Rumor)

by Mihai Matei on March 19, 2014


Back when the Galaxy S5 was lurking in the shadows, rumors started coming in, suggesting that the device in question will boast waterproof capabilities. To a certain extent, this didn’t come as a surprise. After all, Sammy has dabbled in the waterproof concept before, with the Galaxy S4 Active. More so, with Sony’s Xperia line-up being waterproof, it seemed like this particular feature would soon become the norm for many other smartphones.

Needless to say, new rumors are now hinting that more manufacturers will jump on the waterproof bandwagon, so join us after the break if you wish to learn the details.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3, Pantech Vega Iron 2: Waterproof Is The Norm This Year (Rumor)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3, Pantech Vega Iron 2: Waterproof Is The Norm This Year (Rumor)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3 and Pantech Vega Iron 2 to be Waterproof

Reports from Korea have now started hitting the web, suggesting that a handful of manufacturers will start treating their upcoming smartphones with waterproof capabilities. On the list reside the Galaxy Note 4, the LG G3 and the Pantech Vega Iron 2.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the theory that the LG G3 will be waterproof, and we’ve already touched on this subject at the beginning of the month. But, interestingly enough, the source claims that LG intends on researching and developing a new technique of waterproofing its device(s), which will be quite different than Samsung’s method.

Regarding the Note 4, well, it’s quite logical to assume that the next phablet will borrow the ability to survive a splash or two of water from the Galaxy S5, but nonetheless, it’s quite reassuring to know that “inside sources” are discussing this possibility already.


As for the Pantech Vega Iron 2, some of the handset’s features have been rumored before, as previous reports have revealed that the device will boast an “endless metal” chassis, as well as a larger display. The idea of waterproofing is rather new though, and we’re starting to take an even greater interest in this particular device.

Both the Iron 2 and the LG G3 are expected to be unveiled in May, so all in all, it seems that waterproofing (and we can safely presume that dust-proofing is part of the package) might be the norm starting with this year, at least among South Korean manufacturers. I’m fairly sure that numerous other companies will adopt this way of building their future devices, so the question is: which future smartphone would you like to boast waterproof capabilities? Share your thoughts below.

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