We recently published an article on the Sony Xperia M2 Acqua, the new mid-range 4.8” smartphone from Sony which is water and dust resistant.
According to sources Digitimes spoke to, ODM production partners in Taiwan, including FIH Mobile, Compal Electronics (Compal Communications) and Arima Communications have been developing waterproof models in line with the requirements from the vendor.
Sony is going to make all new mid-range devices waterproof and the market is going to follow. Competitors like Samsung and HTC are looking to do the same.
Overall shipments of waterproof devices is set to explode and account for 20-30% of total the total smartphone market in the next two years.