Galaxy S5 may be waterproof, dustproof -- report

Anyone who's ever sacrificed a phone on the altar of a toilet or swimming pool can appreciate the possibilities of a waterproof phone.

Samsung Galaxy S4. CBS Interactive
With just a few days to go before it's announced, rumors via ZDNet Korea suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be waterproof and dustproof.

Anyone who's ever sacrificed a phone on the altar of a toilet or swimming pool can appreciate the possibilities of a waterproof phone. The current Samsung flagship isn't waterproof but does have a water-defying spin-off: the Galaxy S4 Active.

Recent leaks also point to an eye-melting screen for the S5, with a resolution of 1,440x2,560 pixels. With the phone recast to measure 5.2 inches, that would be hugely detailed 560 pixels per inch. The Galaxy S5 is slated for unveiling at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Read more of "Samsung Galaxy S5 will be waterproof, reports say" at CNET UK.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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