Not content with launching niche devices such as Galaxy S4 Active, the Korean firm is looking at ways to bring the selling point to a wider audience.
According to ETNews, Samsung has cancelled an order for 5 million LDS (Laser Direct Structuring) antenna - which are difficult to waterproof - in favor of newer H-IMA (High-performance In-Mold Antenna) technology.
LDS antenna provide far better reception than the waterproof friendly IMA options, but the development of H-IMA means manufacturers can now ensure reception is still good while sealing up their smartphones.
A waterproof Note 4?
Anyone hoping the technology will make it into the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be a little disappointed, as H-IMA isn't ready to go into phones right now.
This means that we could see the H-IMA antenna inside the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S6, or maybe even in the LG G3 later this year, as sources claim that LG suppliers are also embarking on the same antenna development.
Via G For Games
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