A couple of day ago, a rumor appeared that the next S5 will have a waterproof version. Some say that Samsung expects to sell version to 20-30% of all S5 customers. This expectation comes from the need to sell more waterproof and rustproof mobile devices. An anonymous source confirmed this information and added that it is possible that a vast majority of Samsung devices in 2014 will be waterproof. There is another sign that this rumor can be true. Samsung just called it's 5 million LDS antennas order. A LDS antenna is usually onto the back plate of a mobile device. It is very thin, but it doesn't allow the device to be waterproof. Instead, Samsung will order IMA (in-mold antenna). Devices with IMA can be waterproof and are thicker. Daesan Electronics is a tech manufacturer which creates IMA antennas that are almost the same dimension as a LDS antenna.So, maybe Samsung will use this technology for the new S5 Active. It is said that there will 5 million S5 Active devices initially, with further production to be based on demand. We don't have a launch date yet, but it's rumored to be around May.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool