Does this picture prove that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is waterproof?

Does this picture prove that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is waterproof?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to carry an IP68 certification rating. That means that the phablet should be able to withstand a dunking in up to five feet of water, for up to 30 minutes. It is the same level of water resistance found on the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active.

No version of the Galaxy Note has ever offered protection from water, so if Samsung has added this feature it would be a more than welcome addition to the line. So far, the only indication that the Galaxy Note 7 is waterproof comes from India's import-export tracker Zauba. Earlier this month, tape for the Galaxy Note 7's waterproof back glass was shipped into India from South Korea.

Today, a picture was discovered on Weibo that allegedly shows the Galaxy Note 7 getting cleaned up with soap and water. It does appear that the device in the picture has a dual curved edge display, although the soft focus and the soap prevents us from obtaining a "clean" look at the phone in the picture (no pun intended).

We will know for sure if the Galaxy Note 7 carries an IP68 certification rating on August 2nd. That is when the handset is expected to be unveiled during the next Samsung Unpacked event.


source: Weibo via Playfuldroid

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Galaxy Note7
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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