Is being “waterproof” the next must-have feature for any respectable smartphone? Korean website ITToday reports that several new smartphones set to be released this year, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and LG’s upcoming G3 flagship phone, will use the same type of water-resistant casing used by Samsung in its Galaxy S5 phone. That the Galaxy Note 4 will have water-resistant casing isn’t surprising since it’s made by the same company behind the Galaxy S5 but this could mark the first time that an LG flagship phone has featured water-resistant casing. Sony was the first major smartphone manufacturer to emphasize water-resistant casing as a key feature for its smartphones and the rest of the industry has slowly started to follow along.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.