Sony Xperia Z received a lot of attention during CES for its water and dust resistant feature. Many of the more recent Motorola models have been treated by P2i and can withstand a splash of water or a spill. During MWC, we were able to bring you a great demonstration of what the future of waterproofing could be for smartphones. Instead of having a waterproof coating applied and paid for by the retail buyer of a phone, P2i is paid by the manufacturer and the device comes out of the box resistant to water. Interestingly, the phone used in the demo is the Samsung Galaxy S III.
There are still a ton of questions related to a rugged Samsung Galaxy S4, such as pricing, and which markets we might see such a device launched in. But this does give hope for all of those uncoordinated people just dying to own the Samsung Galaxy S4, but afraid of spending the money for a phone that they probably will drop more than once.
source: Techview via AndroidCentral