Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5 Active ruggedized editions in the works?
posted by Victor H. / Oct 07, 2013, 9:15 AM
Not just that, Samsung is reportedly considering making the Galaxy S5, its next Android flagship, waterproof and dust-resistant out of the box. The Galaxy S4 Active was a slightly lower-specced version of Samsung’s 2013 flagship, the Galaxy S4. The new developments however are said to be for a fully-specced and not watered down version of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5.
We have already seen Sony go this way with the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z earlier this year as both its flagships are ruggedized and still look great. Let's keep in mind, though, that right now we have no substantial evidence backing the rumor of 'ruggedized' new high-end Samsung devices, so do take it with a grain of salt.
One of the big advantages of water and dust resistant devices is that they tend to last longer as nearly 30% of returned damaged phones are estimated to have suffered water damage.
source: ET News
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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Feeling the heat from SONY eh?
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 9:16 AM 14
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Lop S4 active!! Everone is laughing at that phone. But if S5 looks good then it will be a great competition
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 9:32 AM 6
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"Everone is laughing" !!!!!! Samsung smartphones "made by people who listen to their customers" been used by men how need their phone to be rugged like them, but s5 "Which need to look good" been made by and for gays how think rugged phone is ugley and not having nice smooth shape which would be disadvantage in their opinion
posted on Nov 07, 2013, 12:12 PM 0
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Actually not.. Galaxy S4 active was an experiment which sold more than samsung's expectations.. Thats why they are now working full-fledged in making all their devices a water/dust proof.. Juz like Note was an experiment with huge screen & it broke all records. Then only Samsung looked into making Note as its flagship.. And why so negative?? Having a waterproof phone is only better for users. Users get all the benefit. What heat from Sony.!! The sales of Sony is not very strong..
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 11:37 AM 6
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> " Galaxy S4 active was an experiment which sold more than samsung's expectations.. " The S4 return rates also far EXCEEDED Samsung's expectations. Never before did so many consumers believed the S4 was "waterproof" only to discover after the fact, the phone needed to be exchanged.
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 3:45 PM 0
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The sales only give an idea to samsung that waterproof phones are a need of people & they would definitely buy if they provide such feature. Quality wise the phones were below-par, but that doesnt mean that Samsung would not produce them with better/improved quality. An improved waterproof device shall be a welcome move... (You dont have a proof that "S4 return rates also far EXCEEDED Samsung's expectations")
posted on Oct 08, 2013, 7:40 AM 1
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Good luck Samsung... We don't want to see another fail ruggedized Galaxy like the S4 Active. :P
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 9:41 AM 3
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Water/dust resistant phone + removable battery, is still ahead of the game. Waiting for that Samsung!!!
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 10:12 AM 7
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Xperia V already have that..
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 10:35 AM 4
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Downvote here. I like the small frame, large screen, large battery combo and don't want extra thickness all around just in case I drop it into my pint of Guinness. I'd fully deserve the $300 repair cost for ruining that nice stout.
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 10:46 AM 1
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S4 Active did great. I like Sony too. But S4 Active was cool and amazing water dust proof phone. Hoping that Samsung will be able to make another great Water proof phone version of the Galaxy S5! Can't wait for this Samsung!
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 11:59 AM 2
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They should just make the GS5 water and dust proof. Unlike what they did with the GS4, they will spend less money on development by just focusing on one model than 2 and we, the consumers, will win because we won't have to decide on sacrificing functionality between the devices just like many did when choosing between the GS4 and the GS4 Active.
posted on Oct 07, 2013, 1:10 PM 0
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