Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will not be waterproof

Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will not be waterproof
The Samsung Galaxy S5 surprised many when it was introduced at MWC last February with IP67 certification. That means that the device can be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, and emerge unscathed. Prior to this model, only the "Active" version of the Samsung Galaxy S series featured any type of serious resistance to water.

Surprisingly, it would appear that Samsung is reverting to its old practices. A report out of Korea on Tuesday says that neither the Samsung Galaxy S6 nor the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be water resistant. The report adds that such a feature will be exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.

According to those familiar with Sammy's thinking, the company is removing the IP certification from the non-Active Galaxy S6 models in order to increase its profit margins on the phone. Samsung had a rough 2014 and is hoping to turn things around. In addition, by not making the Samsung Galaxy S6 water resistant, it hopes to focus on other features including the new metal chassis.

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  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI


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