The next flagship smartphones from Samsung and Apple, the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5, will both be waterproof via Liquipel technology, according to a new rumor.
The rumor came from a source of the site Today’s iPhone who reportedly told the publication that the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 will both integrate Liquipel technology straight from the factories.
The Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 “both will have had liquipel treatment as they’ll be altering the wording on insurance,” Today’s iPhone quotes its source as saying.
Although the publication does remind people to take this rumor with a grain of salt, it does say that this source has been proven reliable before by being able to tell the site the launch dates of the white iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.
Today’s iPhone says that this source is “well-placed in one of the UK’s top independent phone retailers”.
For those who do not know what Liquipel is, it’s a technology that utilizes a proprietary compound coated on a mobile device.
According to the company which produces Liquipel, devices are coated with this substance when it is in vapor form. This mist will cover the entirety of the device as well as important components inside the device.
Here are videos of Liquipel in action:
Sources: TiP and Liquipel