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- Dec 30, 2010
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One of the new trends in flagship smartphones is IP67 certification, or water & dust "proofing." While the IP67 specs don't actually make a device completely waterproof, they do give it some amazing resiliency to rain, small bodies of water and/or splashes.
Sony basically spear-headed the water-proofing trend, but now other OEMs are following suit including Samsung and others. This got us wondering about the importance of this feature. Is water-proofing just a passing fad, or is it actually a defining feature that helps you decide on a device? Do you think all manufacturers should add IP67 certification to their devices from now on, or are you unconcerned about it?
Here's a poll to get your feedback on this topic:
How important is it to have a water-resistant phone or tablet?
- It's very important to me, and I no longer want a device without it.
- It's mildly important to me. I would be happy to have it on my device, but it isn't necessary.
- It's not important to me at all, and I don't care if my phone has this feature.