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Official teaser hints at Samsung Galaxy S7 water resistance

Posted: , by Mihai A.

Official teaser hints at Samsung Galaxy S7 water resistance

With MWC 2016 just around the corner, Samsung is currently busy teasing the heck out of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. While we think we already know nearly everything that there is to know about Samsung's upcoming flagships, the manufacturer has all but confirmed one very important feature.

In a video recently posted by Samsung on Twitter, we're presented with a situation that some unlucky smartphone owners know all too well: a woman drops her phone on the ground, which then rolls into a pool. Once the phone is picked up, the video cuts to a text reading “Change your idea of what a phone can handle on 2.21.16 #TheNextGalaxy". Head on over to the source link below to check out Samsung's teaser for yourself.

To us, this seems almost definitive proof that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will offer resistance against the elements. Note that this wouldn't be an entirely new feature for the Samsung Galaxy S series: the Galaxy S5 came with IP67-certified dust and water resistance. 

Last year when Samsung introduced a new glass-and-metal sandwich design for the Galaxy S6, the manufacturer dropped the feature, but it looks like water/dust resistance is making a comeback with the upcoming Galaxy S7.

Speaking of comebacks, a recent leak appears to confirm that the Galaxy S7 will bring back microSD card support, a feature that many missed on the Galaxy S6, but which has been available on all of the previous Galaxy S smartphones.


source: Samsung

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posted on 17 Feb 2016, 14:56 13

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Can't wait to see it in person. My body is ready.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 03:16

31. Modest_Moze (Posts: 112; Member since: 23 Mar 2015)


In person? Your body is ready? Are you seriously going to eat it?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 14:57 5

2. Mreveryphone (Posts: 367; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Only a few more days...I already took advantage of the $30 128gb sd card sale on Amazon in anticipation...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:27

22. Clars123 (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


what speed class is it if I may ask?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 20:11

24. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Please note this is why Samsung is not using type c USB, that and you get nothing for using it, they all run on USB 2.0 including 6p

Normal customer can not deal with this, lg are going to have big problems

http://www.androidcentral.com/usb-c-problem-isnt-going-away-anytime-soon?utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=navigation&utm_source=ac

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:05 7

3. Landon (Posts: 374; Member since: 07 May 2015)


The S7 will fortunately be A LOT prettier of a phone than the S5. Lets just hope there's no plug for the charge port area.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:08 10

4. Clars123 (Posts: 562; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


considering the S6 active doesn't have one and flaps are kinda ugly I'm sure Samsung wont put one on the S7

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:21 1

8. joeytaylor (Posts: 386; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I thought the flap dressed up the huge 3.0 port

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:11 7

7. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


There won't be any flaps

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 23:09

29. Switch00 (Posts: 366; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Thats your opinion. By my opinion s5 was best looking yet, s7 included. No need to get excited about s7 though. Just slightly upgraded previous model - not to mention the no sd card slot debacle (apple wannabe waking up) in s6.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:08 11

5. Unordinary (Posts: 1013; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Hopefully to protect it from all the tears of joy

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:08

6. Dee79 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Just hope the S8 edge + will have the ir blaster, miss having that with my S6 edge + , and of course why not add the water resistant.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:25

9. DRS1977 (Posts: 357; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Why didn't you guys comment on the Live Photo feature as well?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:17 12

14. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Been there since S5 on samsung phones , nothing special.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:36

18. Unordinary (Posts: 1013; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


He probably didn't notice since no one bought the S5 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 19:14 1

23. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1024; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Sure, 12 million+ is "no one"

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 18:08 3

21. Ordinary (Posts: 2142; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


S4 actually

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:47

10. milos (Posts: 59; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


any word on IR blaster on new S7, S7 edge?

its a must have !

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:05

12. geordie8t1 (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Nov 2015)


I cant see it tbh, i miss having the IR blaster as well but i think there just wasnt enough outcry when it was removed, removing the SD card was by far the biggest mistake samsung did on the S6/edge, battery was a big deal and after that, the IR port was a considerable way down the demand scale.....fingers crossed but unlikely i feel...

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 15:49 3

11. elhombre (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Jan 2016)


Just better up the software departement and stop using f***ing glas for the back already!!

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:43 3

15. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Wont matter too much about glass back aslong as the design looks good, because most people put a case on their phones. If you don't use cases then you're just a minority that Samsung wont care too much about.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:54 1

16. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Dont even put a case on my s6 edge+. It's a nice design, why cover it up?

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 16:13 2

13. Wiencon (Posts: 1719; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Something tells me this will be great year for smartphones

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:03

17. milos (Posts: 59; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


S6 has IR blaster.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:47

19. Xperia14 (Posts: 304; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Looks like the S7 will be a great phone. Well done Samsung.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 22:19

27. Unordinary (Posts: 1013; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


http://www.xda-developers.com/this-is-touchwiz-lag-and-it-better-not-show-its-face-in-the-s7/

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 17:59

20. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Can't wait to get the phone, but if the S8 is a letdown like the S6 I'll be keeping the S7 for 2 years, and as a heavy user i'm seriously worried about battery life after that time.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 05:02

32. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Buy a mini powerbank that has 1000Mah, and is 3-3-1=Lw..

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 21:28

25. Dboyfresh831 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I got to play with the s7 today at work I work for a national retailer for cell phones. Samsung rep brought it in and it was nice. It is ip87 certified. Water resistant and dust proof. No flap covering the micro USB port. Supports adaptive Wireless fast charging, 12 my dual lens camera. 1.7 aperture. Samsung Rep that brought it in said Samsung partnered with Canon on the lens. Colors are black onyx, platinum, and gold. 5.5 inch 7 edge will launch with it. Does have always on feature and the battery is 3000 mah with the 7 edge 3500 mah.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 21:31

26. Dboyfresh831 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


*12 mp dual pixel camera

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 05:03

33. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


That's crap, optical zoom with bigger sensors and lens.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 22:41

28. killer7D (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


I want to see the S7 now .. i might get one instead of my S6 Edge +

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 05:04

34. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


S6E+ is so tall and long. The Note is the same but bit wider. It looks weird and it's tall.

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 01:04

30. AZNHA (unregistered)


might be my first samsung smartphone or wait for note6 :/
or wait for the successor as my zenfone 2 still fluid and not have any problems

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 07:07

35. oozz009 (Posts: 469; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Can't believe that waterproofing a phone has become so important for users. A Smartwatch I can understand but a phone? Seriously! What is so useful about that? People want them in the shower now lol

posted on 18 Feb 2016, 10:02

36. Kevro_86 (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I hope they retain the IR Blaster. I use mine a lot. They left it off the Note 5 & S6 Edge Plus. I hope that isn't a sign of things to come. Has anyone heard anything regarding IR Blaster on S7 series?

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