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Samsung thinks about giving the Galaxy Note refresh a miss this year as semiconductor supplies run dry

Dave 126 Silver badge

There were - and indeed there are - waterproof phones with swappable batteries. Waterproofing is not the issue.

If you make a swappable battery then you're encouraging people to carry them around in pockets and handbags. Therefore you need to make sure that it is not easily punctured by keys or pens, (because 'Samsung Battery Burnt My House Down' headlines aren't the best publicity). So, you need to encase the battery in a shell, much as camera batteries are. 2mm of plastic shell over the surface of a battery equates to a fair volume of plastic that is useless whilst the battery is inside the phone. A fair volume of useless plastic that could otherwise just be battery.

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