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Tough-phone technology looks to be landing across Samsung’s top-end Galaxy smartphones soon, amid rumours that the next Note handset will feature the same dust and water-resistant properties as the Galaxy S5.

Like the Sony Xperia Z and the more recent Z1, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is IP67-certified. That means it can be submerged in a metre of water for up to 30 minutes and come out pristine and in full working order. It’s also pretty much impervious to dust.

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The good news for adventure sports-fanciers and anyone who gets klutzy around water is that the same Liquid Silicon Moulding tech will purportedly also feature in the Galaxy Note 4, according to sources cited by a Korean tech site.

The move towards marketing phones through practical, tangible improvements marks a charge of approach from Samsung after the Galaxy S4 was lambasted for what were perceived to be ‘novelty’ USPs that were unlikely to get much use.

Rumours suggest the handset, which usually tips up on the cusp of the fourth quarter, will also feature Touch ID style fingerprint security and a beefy eight-core processor.



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