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Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will not be waterproof

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Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will not be waterproof
The Samsung Galaxy S5 surprised many when it was introduced at MWC last February with IP67 certification. That means that the device can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, and emerge unscathed. Prior to this model, only the "Active" version of the Samsung Galaxy S series featured any type of serious resistance to water.

Surprisingly, it would appear that Samsung is reverting to its old practices. A report out of Korea on Tuesday says that neither the Samsung Galaxy S6 nor the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be water resistant. The report adds that such a feature will be exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.

According to those familiar with Sammy's thinking, the company is removing the IP certification from the non-Active Galaxy S6 models in order to increase its profit margins on the phone. Samsung had a rough 2014 and is hoping to turn things around. In addition, by not making the Samsung Galaxy S6 water resistant, it hopes to focus on other features including the new metal chassis.

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source: Webtrek.it (translated)

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posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:08 18

1. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Meh. Who's excited? Sammy's so boring. I am more excited about the windows 10 announcement (and some future devices?).

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:09 25

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Apparently you are since you clicked the article and dropped a comment.

Checkmate.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:15 23

8. Busyboy (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


He's excited to comment first and get more likes, that's all

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:58

16. saucexD (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


It's working :)

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:15

26. tacarat (Posts: 770; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


I can only give you one thumbs up. Seems appropriate you get more than him.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:45 10

14. tech2 (Posts: 3455; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


IKR ! The Windows announcement is going to be so epic.

After 5 years of ground breaking success of WP. MS is finally introducing wallpapers on WP. Take that android and iOS. This is true innovation at its best.

#excited

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:35

20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Really??? It's amazing, I'm so excited.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:36

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That was sarcasm lmfao.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:49 1

15. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Did they also forget numbering? Where is 9??

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:34

19. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No, they didn't, it's their trend.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:37

21. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


window 8.1 = 9

because 8+1

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:44

23. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


they said the reason why escapes 9 will be explained also the introduction of the new browser sparten to replace Internet Explorer is going to be amazing the introduction of the new smartphone laptop combo and also the fact that the new windows 10 is a universal cross-platform OS for all laptop tablet phone all of them they will look the same on every device and work the same

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 01:39

28. androidmachines (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Speak for yourself, I'm excited! People are loving on these windows phones as if the bulk of are actually buying them.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:09

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Part me says no because the N4 wasn't but part me says Samsung will figure something out by making it IP57 or IP68.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:44

12. buccob (Posts: 2566; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I agree..... they should include at least a water resistant coating, like Liquipel or P2i....

I already got too used to the idea of water resistant phones, and if Sony dies, there will be little options available for this (maybe only Active versions or Japanese devices)

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:09 5

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Lame. A step in the wrong direction...

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:11 4

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


All iPhones aren't IP rated yet continue to sell more each quarter. Funny how design was the most important thing complained about with Samsung phones yet now they shift to metal body with no IP rating it's terrible. Cool.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:14 5

6. Busyboy (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Agree to some extent Smurf. However, if they already had the great feature pat down (water and dust resistance) why would they sacrifice it for design? You'd think they would keep both to have a winning formula. Hopefully this rumour isn't true

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:15 3

7. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


iPhones never had IP certification to begin with. Once you have a good feature, especially one immensely marketed, it's not a good idea to drop it.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:44

13. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


You mean like how htc removed microSD card slot and brought it back again.
At least, Samsung's "absence of this feature will allow the company to create a smartphone thinner and finer edges."

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:24

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5742; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Samsung should give their Active series the same high end feature than charge more for water resistance.

If the sales of the Active is good than water proofing has a market. I stay away from the Active series because the specification is last year flagship model.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:20 4

9. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 254; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Not waterproof is a step backwards.
If LG G3 was I would of got one.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 22:42 1

11. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I don't see that as a deal breaker by any means.
YMMV.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:01

17. saucexD (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


Who needs a waterproof phone when you have a Samsung Galaxy S6 :)

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:03 1

25. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Yeah...don't cry when you drop it into a pool, you'll need to pay more for reparing afterwards.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 00:34

27. saucexD (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


do you play AW?

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:07

18. mixedfish (Posts: 1180; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Understandable, this will be Samsung's first attempt at a flagship metal body. Looking at the Note4/Alpha etc their frame construction is clearly a generation or so behind competitors, so it makes sense to do this conservatively and aim to get the look right first.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:39

22. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No problem at all but if its present then it will be good. Even if it's not they would produce the S6 Active so those who want waterproofing would get S6 Active then.

posted on 20 Jan 2015, 23:45

24. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


I think they're looking at it the fact that the galaxy s5 was water resistant but that did not help its sales and a lot of people did not like the flaps and also the cost would be higher for a person they should have simply looked into nano polymer and Liquipel

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:34

29. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


What a waste, and so tiresome. Sammy ALWAYS needs marketing fluff since they have no philosophy.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 02:39

30. Loubielou (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


If Samsung want to make the Galaxy S6 succesful,they do not want it to be to Expensive,so making it Waterproof might have upgrade the price to much

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:30 1

31. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


A bit disappointing that s6 will not come with IP certificate, i like waterproof devices. Waterproof is an extra feature for a highend phone

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 03:43

32. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Removing the water resistant feature is a bad step by Samsung, I bought my S5 because of one of the many points which is water resistant to 1M depth.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 07:10 2

33. MrTzr (unregistered)


I will not buy it if it doesn't come with an IP certificate.. Z4, here I come!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:15 1

34. XaErO (Posts: 319; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Not Good !!

I hope, this turns out as rumor only !!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 08:32 1

35. rotkiv3451 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Who cares, the Z4 will be so much better anyways, AND it will be waterproof.

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