Could Samsung start doing a Sony? It looks like they could be soon, as they are reportedly considering releasing upcoming flagship handsets with waterproof protection.
Sony has had waterproof capabilities its smartphones for a while now, with the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact both able to take a dip without issue.
Other manufacturers, like JCB and CAT have also worked with the feature, obviously targeting the tougher mobile market, but the Sony handsets were really the first to offer style and security when talking about water.
The Xperia Z1 for example, has caps which cover all of the smartphones sensitive slots, where the USB cable and SIM card go into the phone.
Samsung would also have to cover all of these areas as well, something which may be a small stumbling block considering Samsung’s aim at style and precision, rather than protection.
But the feature would also be a massive drawing point for those after a high-end handset with the added protection, who don’t fancy going with a Sony device.
We’ll simply have to wait and see when Sony release its next flagship, most likely after the Galaxy S5, to see if it has begun to test the water on the protective front.
Written by Luke Hatfield