When Sony introduced the Xperia Z back in January at CES, the Japanese surprised us all not only with an unexpectedly elegant and powerful device, but also with the thing’s water and dust protection. Those kind of rugged-like functions were not an absolute novelty for anyone, but the shocking thing was seeing them on a high-end Android smartphone.
The funny thing is in just a matter of months we could be seeing waterproof top-notch Androids everywhere. Samsung has one in the works, allegedly called Galaxy S4 Active, Sony will likely follow on the Xperia Z with something similar, while LG is reportedly prepping to intro the Optimus GJ in Taiwan.
The GJ, which is basically just a water-resistant Optimus G, has seen daylight a while ago in Japan, so its Taiwan launch might not be that big of a deal. On the other hand, it could also signal a wider rollout of the thing, with subsequent European and American launches not out of the question at this time.
As a quick memory refresher, the Optimus G (not to be mistaken with the G Pro or upcoming G2) sports a 4.7-inch 720p display and packs a quad-core S4 Pro CPU and 2 GB of RAM underneath its hood.
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