The concept of a smartphone being water resistant is a relatively new idea. Come to think about it, most will purchase water-proof smartphones to cover the risk of water damage incidences, incidences that might not even occur.
This, therefore, brings forth an interesting topic on why smartphone vendors decide to embark on the path to design water proof smartphones.
Sony was among the first smartphone vendors to offer a water resistant feature as part of their flagship smartphone package.
To many the decision by the Japanese Tech-Giant to include the water resistant feature was to give their flagship smartphones an edge in the highly competitive smartphone market.
Well, it’s not entirely about that. The development of waterproof smartphones interestingly, was influenced by one peculiar habit of Japanese young women.
Japanese women like to use their smartphone while they shower. The interesting habit of the young women to use their smartphone in the shower is the core reason behind why up to 95% of smartphones sold in Japan are water proof.
If the habit catches up in the other markets, we could see the launch of more smartphones with the water-resistant feature.
As much as crazy the idea sounds, it does sell in Japan and that pretty much explains why the Pink Water Resistant Samsung Galaxy S5 was exclusively available in Japan.