Both Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 tipped to sport high IP68 waterproof rating



Samsung upped the ante last year, by releasing IP68-certified flagships like the Galaxy S7 and S7 egde, which can be submerged in up to five feet of water for half an hour. Granted, Sony has been making waterproof flagships long before that, but it has nowhere near the market share of the S-series, so the S7 was a watershed moment (pun intended). Apple didn't wait long, and introduced its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with waterproof certification of their own for the firs time since the line started in 2007. 

The iPhones are IP67-certified, though, meaning that water protection is valid at up to three feet instead of the S7's five feet, but still you shoudn't be worried when you use the phone in the rain, shower, or it swirls down to the bathtub drain, and these are the most practical scenarios for a waterproof phone anyway. This year, however, marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and Apple is rumored to go all out with a special OLED edition that will reportedly be "edge-to-edge" and a sight to behold. For the regular model upgrades, however, it has also gone all-out, tip insider sources, and all 2017 iPhone will allegedly sport IP68 certification for freestyle waterboarding. 

In addition, the Galaxy S8 is now tipped to have the same waterproofing level like the S7 and S7 edge, so this year will see the two most popular phone lines come with the IP68 stamp, good times. The source also reiterates that Samsung has decided to waterproof all its new phones, down to the J line, which is one of its most popular and widely sold family. Apple and Samsung are using tape for sealing their phones, instead of copious amounts of adhesive, which aids repairability in restoring the phones back to their original water and ingress protection level when you bring them for screen replacements and the like.

source: The Investor

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17 Comments

1. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I do not understand why they keep using the term Waterproof when it's clearly just Water Resistant.

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

It would be dumb of them not to include waterproofing.

3. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I dnt want to take my phone in water, i want to be able to change any broken parts without it costing me so much to re seal it again

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Waterproof=No warranty if water damaged.

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10. mikehunta727 unregistered

Lol I wonder whos alt this is

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Why don't you write.... "iPhone 8 tipped to sport high IP68 waterproof rating just like GALAXY S7 " ........... iPhonearena

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Both phones will have rear and front camera. MIND = BLOWN !!

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

IP68... The iPhone is, once again, late to the party... as usual.

12. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

And people will cry, "Doesn't matter because they did iP68 best!!"

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I see what you did there.... with small "i" :P

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

did you mean iPhone7s?

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Hello. The S7s already meet that so Samsu g is already on par. It's Apple slow ads who can't meet the level. PA trying to make it sound like Samsung ismy the leader between the 2.

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