Note 4, LG G3, and Vega Iron 2 will all be waterproof, says Korean media, G3 arriving in May

Note 4, LG G3, and Vega Iron 2 will all be waterproof, says Korean media, G3 arriving in May
Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 are not going to be the only watertight Android flagships this year, it seems, as Korean media is reporting about more coming down the pipeline. While Samsung has used a third party Korean company for the Liquid Silicon Moulding method in the water-resistant S5, LG and Pantech are going with internally-developed waterproofing techniques, claims the publication. Samsung is allegedly going to use the same thin silicon film methodology, to prevent water from entering its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet, too, the sources advised.

The other two big Korean manufacturers are using their own research for the purpose, and the insiders say it will go towards releasing a waterproof LG G3, and Pantech Vega Iron 2 flagships. It's not the first time we are hearing that the G3 will be waterproof, too. The sources mention May as the month, when those two handsets are likely to be unveiled, which jibes with previous information that the G3 has been pulled forward for May 17th release. All in all, it seems that this year will be the year of the waterproof Android top dogs, which can only benefit us users.

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G3
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Vega Iron 2
  • Display 5.3" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(22h talk time)

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50 Comments

1. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Bring on the Note 4.

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Note 3 is best android phone.

29. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes the Galaxy Note 4 & don't forget the LG G Pro 3... BOTH will be waterproof... Can't wait. +1

33. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I have a fealing it's going to be a good year for cell phones.

49. ydl08

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

LG G Pro2 just got released so probably next year Feb for LG G Pro 3

39. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Lg being water proof, quite probably bcoz they always try to do what samsung has done, S5 is water resistant so for sure its normal for lg to go under water too

45. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Oh man, LG dont want to be in ugly samsung path, they trying to compete with Sony in a waterproof zone and a in ugly water resistant joke.. what can water resistant do that a nirmal phone cant? Just protecting splash? LOL most of phone build today can survive water splash..

48. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Use lg and then repeat your comment... all the features in lg were first available in touchwiz except few...

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

waterproof note 4? my new phone i think

3. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Note 4 gonna crush iPhone 6 like a Piece of crap ) :PPPPP

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

So will Z2, New One, G3 and S5

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

And 930.

35. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

still skeptical about the 930 :p, but hopefully its going to have a small redesign. (just my opinion.)

8. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

What SoC Note 4 gonna use? Snapdragon 805 or New Snapdragon 64bit octa? Can't wait for this beast!

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I hear Snapdragon 810 64bit with 4GB of RAM.

31. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If it seriously has an 810 with 4gb i'd finally buy my first Samsung device since my old S2

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That what the rumors are saying. The Note series usually comes out in late October early November so by then the Snapdragon 810 will be humming... Let's keep our fingers crossed. +1

50. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Note series feels like samsungs main Phone line atm :p, They come up with something new or great new features and then they release the next gen Galaxy S-line with minor updates.. i don't really mind since its the Notes that the king of the mobile world ;).

9. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Should be a good battle if they indeed make the phab.

26. Carlitos

Posts: 682; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Just like every year ;) The iPhone only match the S series that camps out 7 months before. As well as the HTC One.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

These 3 will battle very hard in Korea. :) Koreans are lucky. And Note 4 for rest of the world with G3.

47. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Yeah, because of Samsung & LG, Pantech's flagship phones become dirt-cheap after couple weeks of release. Pantech's flagship phones are at equal or above the hardware spec. of Samsung/LG but always end up being free within 6 months after the release (with a 6 month contract).

6. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

They should also come with front facing speakers.

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

HTC : r u kidding me.

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Waterproofing becoming a trend. A trend that Xperia Z started.

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i can name many phones that were waterproof before the xperia z.

12. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Sony and Nokia fangirls in PA are ridiculous. LMAO

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I'm in no way a xperia fan i own a galaxy s2. You can call me a sony fan i have lot of their products. And learn to comment a bit politely, it was just my opinion.

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

There were many tablets before ipad. There were many smartphones before iphone. The same way. Xperia z made waterproof feature popular. And although there were many waterproof phones before they were nowhere as sleek as the Z.

15. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

RIP logic! =.=

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