Official teaser hints at Samsung Galaxy S7 water resistance
posted by Mihai A. / Feb 17, 2016, 2:48 PM
With MWC 2016 just around the corner, Samsung is currently busy teasing the heck out of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. While we think we already know nearly everything that there is to know about Samsung's upcoming flagships, the manufacturer has all but confirmed one very important feature.
In a video recently posted by Samsung on Twitter, we're presented with a situation that some unlucky smartphone owners know all too well: a woman drops her phone on the ground, which then rolls into a pool. Once the phone is picked up, the video cuts to a text reading “Change your idea of what a phone can handle on 2.21.16 #TheNextGalaxy". Head on over to the source link below to check out Samsung's teaser for yourself.
To us, this seems almost definitive proof that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will offer resistance against the elements. Note that this wouldn't be an entirely new feature for the Samsung Galaxy S series: the Galaxy S5 came with IP67-certified dust and water resistance.
Last year when Samsung introduced a new glass-and-metal sandwich design for the Galaxy S6, the manufacturer dropped the feature, but it looks like water/dust resistance is making a comeback with the upcoming Galaxy S7.
Speaking of comebacks, a recent leak appears to confirm that the Galaxy S7 will bring back microSD card support, a feature that many missed on the Galaxy S6, but which has been available on all of the previous Galaxy S smartphones.
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Can't wait to see it in person. My body is ready.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 2:56 PM 13
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Only a few more days...I already took advantage of the $30 128gb sd card sale on Amazon in anticipation...
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 2:57 PM 5
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what speed class is it if I may ask?
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 6:27 PM 0
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Please note this is why Samsung is not using type c USB, that and you get nothing for using it, they all run on USB 2.0 including 6p Normal customer can not deal with this, lg are going to have big problems http://www.androidcentral.com/
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 8:11 PM 0
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The S7 will fortunately be A LOT prettier of a phone than the S5. Lets just hope there's no plug for the charge port area.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 3:05 PM 7
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considering the S6 active doesn't have one and flaps are kinda ugly I'm sure Samsung wont put one on the S7
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 3:08 PM 10
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Thats your opinion. By my opinion s5 was best looking yet, s7 included. No need to get excited about s7 though. Just slightly upgraded previous model - not to mention the no sd card slot debacle (apple wannabe waking up) in s6.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 11:09 PM 0
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Why didn't you guys comment on the Live Photo feature as well?
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 3:25 PM 0
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Been there since S5 on samsung phones , nothing special.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 4:17 PM 12
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any word on IR blaster on new S7, S7 edge? its a must have !
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 3:47 PM 0
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I cant see it tbh, i miss having the IR blaster as well but i think there just wasnt enough outcry when it was removed, removing the SD card was by far the biggest mistake samsung did on the S6/edge, battery was a big deal and after that, the IR port was a considerable way down the demand scale.....fingers crossed but unlikely i feel...
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 4:05 PM 0
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Just better up the software departement and stop using f***ing glas for the back already!!
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 3:49 PM 3
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Wont matter too much about glass back aslong as the design looks good, because most people put a case on their phones. If you don't use cases then you're just a minority that Samsung wont care too much about.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 4:43 PM 3
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Looks like the S7 will be a great phone. Well done Samsung.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 5:47 PM 0
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Can't wait to get the phone, but if the S8 is a letdown like the S6 I'll be keeping the S7 for 2 years, and as a heavy user i'm seriously worried about battery life after that time.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 5:59 PM 0
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I got to play with the s7 today at work I work for a national retailer for cell phones. Samsung rep brought it in and it was nice. It is ip87 certified. Water resistant and dust proof. No flap covering the micro USB port. Supports adaptive Wireless fast charging, 12 my dual lens camera. 1.7 aperture. Samsung Rep that brought it in said Samsung partnered with Canon on the lens. Colors are black onyx, platinum, and gold. 5.5 inch 7 edge will launch with it. Does have always on feature and the battery is 3000 mah with the 7 edge 3500 mah.
posted on Feb 17, 2016, 9:28 PM 0
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