Are water and dust resistant phones a new trend? We saw Sony kickstart this trend last year with the Xperia Z handset as far as more consumer-friendly handsets were concerned, rugged phones notwithstanding. This was later applied to their other phones in 2013, and also applied to the recently announced Sony Xperia Z2.
Samsung followed in Sony’s footsteps by announcing the Galaxy S5 which was also both water and dust resistant, and now if the rumors out of Korea are to be believed, it seems that LG might be walking down that road as well with their upcoming LG G3 handset.
According to the rumors, it has been suggested that LG might be interested in launching their LG G3 handset with water and dustproof features as well. While such features might not necessarily make or break a decision to purchase the handset, it is a pretty convenient feature to have.
After all we have heard many horror stories of phones getting stuck in the washing machine by accident, or having them dropped into the pool (or even the toilet bowl), so by making sure they’re waterproof, users can rest assured that they won’t have to fork out more money for a new phone.
Of course this purely speculation at this point in time, but with companies like Sony and Samsung offering up protective features like this, it doesn’t seem like a stretch of the imagination to think that LG could follow suit, right? In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but with claims that the LG G3 could be announced in June, we guess we’ll just have to wait and find out if there is any truth to these rumors.