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Samsung says that a rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is on the way

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Samsung says that a rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is on the way
If you are thinking about purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S4, but your propensity for dropping handsets in the toilet is holding you back, Samsung hears you. According to Young Soo Kim,the President of Samsung Gulf, a waterproof  "rugged" version of the next Android flagship model is just weeks away from being introduced. Kim's comments came in response to a question during a Q&A session held after the Samsung Galaxy S4 was introduced in the region.

The 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

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