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.