Rumour: Samsung Preparing a Waterproof, Ruggedised/Extreme Galaxy S4

By Gary Cutlack on at

Reporters present at the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the Gulf region are claiming the local Samsung boss told them there's a "rugged" version of the Galaxy S4 in the company's super-fat future product pipeline, which will apparently be announced by the tech giant in a matter of "weeks."

The comments came during a Q&A session with Young Soo Kim, the president of Samsung Gulf, who was responding to a question asked why Samsung didn't have much to offer in the water resistant phone world, seeing as that seems to be one area its competition are beginning to embrace in the battle to differentiate themselves from each other.

It makes some sense. Samsung's outdoorsy Xcover series hasn't really captured the hearts and minds of smartphone fanatics, so adding some Galaxy S prestige to the water and dust resistant range should at least ensure people give them a second glance.

Or if you can't wait, just get an S4 and stick a condom on it. [Techview via UnwiredView]