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T-Mobile posts an underwater Samsung Galaxy S7 unboxing video

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T-Mobile posts an underwater Samsung Galaxy S7 unboxing video
In an attempt to draw Samsung Galaxy S7 customers to its network, T-Mobile has recently posted a video unboxing of Samsung's new flagship. Interestingly, the unboxing all takes place underwater.

As most Samsung fans probably know by now, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are both IP68-certified, meaning that they can be safely submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes at a time.

Although a promotional video is the farthest thing from a performance benchmark that we can imagine, the clip indicates that the Galaxy S7 should behave normally under water. Taking calls, snapping pictures, and even watching your favorite shows will all be possible from the bottom of a swimming pool, but only as long as you remember to resurface once every 30 minutes.

@AskDes, product manager at T-Mobile, is the one tasked with unboxing the handset underwater. In the video, Des also shares some of his first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S7, although given that humans can't properly communicate underwater, the video had to be subtitled. Here it is in full:



T-Mobile has already started taking pre-orders for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, and the carrier is holding a rather interesting deal on the smartphone. Aside from the free Gear VR that every Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge customer will get, T-Mobile will also throw in a year of Netflix.

T-Mobile will be selling the Galaxy S7 in either Black Onyx or Gold Platinum for $0 down and $27.92 per month for a couple of years. The Galaxy S7 edge, which will be available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, or Silver Titanium will cost $0 down and $32.50 per month for 24 months. T-Mobile will start shipping both device on March 11.

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 18:54 14

1. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


A nice twist on a typical unboxing format.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:33 7

9. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 527; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


loved it

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 18:43

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


So did I. Great promoting the S7.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:45

14. lyndon420 (Posts: 4554; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Would've been much better had T-Mobile's Carly Foulkes done the video instead. Mmmmmm....

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:05 14

2. Unordinary (Posts: 1951; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Awesome video. Makes unboxings worth watching again.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:20 2

3. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Lel Sony style. On another note, FFSSSS SAMSUNG!!! Silver colour will not be available in the Netherlands? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 01:58

19. KillTheKardashians (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)


No silver in the netherlands ? it´s like soccer xD

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:30 11

4. joevsyou (Posts: 849; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


awesome!, glad to see the screen works under water. thats the big one. A lot of screen goes crazy just with a little drops of water on it

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 02:43

20. robocopvn (Posts: 435; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


it doesn't work underwater. He take the photo with volume key

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 04:09

22. joevsyou (Posts: 849; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


he touched the screen to do something else

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 16:09

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10625; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The screen does work underwater...lol
How you think he unlocked the phone lock screen? Requires a swipe...right?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:00 1

5. HighOnAndroidFTW (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2015)


They haven't started pre orders yet.... not till tomorrow the 23rd

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:19 6

6. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Free Gear VR for preorders in US, Europe, and other locations, with a 6-game bundle worth $150!
- Water and dust proofing IP68!
- 3600 / 3000 mAh Batteries!
- SD Card upto 200GB or 2nd SIM, your choice!
- 5.5" / 5.1" QHD sAMOLED Displays w/ always-on tech
- Dual pixels, 100% photo area focus, f/1.7, OIS camera
- Fast wireless and wired charging

Excellent specs.
Samsung stole the show, beats all others hands down!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:21 1

7. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


But no silver :(

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:30 1

8. Clars123 (Posts: 787; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


IKR!!! can't they think of how great initial sales would have been if they released ALL the colours at launch!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:14

10. Rocket (Posts: 383; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


gotta agree they are stupid, releasing the silver version only in a few countries is not good for business.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:14

11. Rocket (Posts: 383; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Nice Unboxing btw!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:03

12. BobLawblaw (unregistered)


Silver, black and gold here in New Zealand.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:27

13. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Loved it :)

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:01

15. miket1737 (Posts: 2977; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I am just curious why, does anyone know why the phone's actually need to be resurfaced every 30 minutes or so? Why can't the device stay in the water permitted at the right and safe levels stay in much longer like say a few hours before having to resurface?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:13 1

16. GTRagnarok (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Aug 2014)


Because that's what the IP68 specification is certified for. It could probably last much longer than 30 minutes, but only 30 minutes is guaranteed.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 00:34 3

17. Zack_2014 (Posts: 379; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Water puts on contant pressure on the device. So more than 30mins means more chances of water seeping in

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 01:21

18. TerryTerius (Posts: 1924; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


^^^^ Basically what he said.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 03:58

21. Donotnameme (Posts: 47; Member since: 01 Jul 2014)


Not even a single mention about Carphone Warehouse's Sony Xperia Z3 underwater unboxing? None?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIf9GdCzY_Y

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 08:44

23. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


That's one way to market the water resistance ;)

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 10:41

24. gersont1000 (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


And I guess the pool was full of pure water with no chlorine, since these manufacturers always say that you can't use it in chlorinated or saline water. That's why many wanted to sue Sony for having those underwater commercials and then not wanting to repair phones because they were used in chlorinated pools or in beaches.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 10:56

25. Metropolis75 (Posts: 133; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


But you're probably ruining the charger and cables.

posted on 25 Feb 2016, 11:13

28. Awaragardiyan (unregistered)


looks like scott kelly playing with things on ISS

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