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 Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Well, we know the S7 Active isn't waterproof (or even water resistant) so here's hoping!

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The S7 and S7 passed their test They only tested 2 S7 Actives, so it was probably just a faulty batch

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or you can actually read there testing where they stated they had the phones in water for more than 30 minutes, when the actual IP68 rating says its UP TO 30MINS. It really doesn't matter. The iPhone isn't water-resistant at all for the same price. He's just butthurt because his favorite is so behind the times. It funny because you can see the S Active in Samsung's commercials being used in water. I think just a handful of customers said that had an issue. So if the water-proofing wasn't done right or those users simply got a bad phone, it will be replaced. Again he's just butthurt. No user of a phone would actually go and submerge a phone in water for 30 minutes just to see if it works. Only a fool, like the idiots who drop phones for clicks would,

13. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We also know the S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, besides being the best phones available all around.

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I think it proves that someone took the phone with them into the bath!

3. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

I don't think that's a Note 7, as it doesn't really look like the leaked renders. The earpiece in this photo is positioned at the top of the top bezel, whilst in the renders it's in the middle of the top bezel. Also, in the renders the earpiece is the same colour as the glass, whilst in this photo the earpiece is a silver colour despite the glass being black.

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It proves that the Note 7 is waterproof or that person is insane, I wonder which it is?

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013


5. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Looks a little different from the leaks: bezels seem thicker and the home is rectangular, not elliptical.

6. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

That is not a Note7. The silver lining around the home button gives it away. Come on Alan... easy one here ;) That is an S6 edge or an edge+ with some soap on it. Sammy did away with the silver lining around the home button for the black S7....and from the looks of the other leaks, they'll do the same with the black Note7. Also, the earpiece on the black Note7 will most likely be black, not silver as well....also as seen in the previous leaks...and also in line with the black S7. With that said....I have no doubt the Note7 will be water"proof"... but this aint it.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You are aware that all Samsung phones have a silver rim around the home button. When was the last time you use a Samsung device. Everyone I've used since the Note 3/S5 has that silver rim on the home button.

20. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

You are aware that you're wrong, right? Google, "black S7" and tell me where you see a silver lining around the home button. And also tell me where you see a silver ear piece on the black S7's. If you're gonna troll, at least know what your talking about. Sad!

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

It's Soap proof. *product advertised by DAWN dish detergent*

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