San Francisco, CA, United States (4E) – The Korean media has been quick to report that Samsung is developing a waterproof and dustproof smartphone. Samsung cancelled the order of 5 million LDS built-in antennas, in favor of IMA technology.
What’s the difference between the two? LDS built-in antennas are harder to seal and block out water from entering the inside hardware of smartphones. The IMA antenna allows a smartphone to be thoroughly sealed even though it’s a thicker.
This isn’t the first time Samsung has dabbled in waterproof technology. The Samsung S4 active is water resistant just as long as you don’t fully submerge it in water.
If consumers are expecting the Galaxy S5 to be fully waterproof, they’ll be disappointed. Many are speculating that the Galaxy S6 will be fully waterproof and dustproof.
“As press and injection molding technologies are gradually advancing, LDS antenna is facing a new challenge. We are keeping our eyes on the antenna market, expecting yet another technological competition in the market,” an industry insider said, according to ET News.