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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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Meh. Who's excited? Sammy's so boring. I am more excited about the windows 10 announcement (and some future devices?).

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apparently you are since you clicked the article and dropped a comment. Checkmate.

8. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

He's excited to comment first and get more likes, that's all

16. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

It's working :)

26. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I can only give you one thumbs up. Seems appropriate you get more than him.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

IKR ! The Windows announcement is going to be so epic. After 5 years of ground breaking success of WP. MS is finally introducing wallpapers on WP. Take that android and iOS. This is true innovation at its best. #excited

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Really??? It's amazing, I'm so excited.

36. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That was sarcasm lmfao.

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Did they also forget numbering? Where is 9??

19. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No, they didn't, it's their trend.

21. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

window 8.1 = 9 because 8+1

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

they said the reason why escapes 9 will be explained also the introduction of the new browser sparten to replace Internet Explorer is going to be amazing the introduction of the new smartphone laptop combo and also the fact that the new windows 10 is a universal cross-platform OS for all laptop tablet phone all of them they will look the same on every device and work the same

28. androidmachines

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Speak for yourself, I'm excited! People are loving on these windows phones as if the bulk of are actually buying them.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Part me says no because the N4 wasn't but part me says Samsung will figure something out by making it IP57 or IP68.

12. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree..... they should include at least a water resistant coating, like Liquipel or P2i.... I already got too used to the idea of water resistant phones, and if Sony dies, there will be little options available for this (maybe only Active versions or Japanese devices)

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lame. A step in the wrong direction...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

All iPhones aren't IP rated yet continue to sell more each quarter. Funny how design was the most important thing complained about with Samsung phones yet now they shift to metal body with no IP rating it's terrible. Cool.

6. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Agree to some extent Smurf. However, if they already had the great feature pat down (water and dust resistance) why would they sacrifice it for design? You'd think they would keep both to have a winning formula. Hopefully this rumour isn't true

7. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

iPhones never had IP certification to begin with. Once you have a good feature, especially one immensely marketed, it's not a good idea to drop it.

13. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

You mean like how htc removed microSD card slot and brought it back again. At least, Samsung's "absence of this feature will allow the company to create a smartphone thinner and finer edges."

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung should give their Active series the same high end feature than charge more for water resistance. If the sales of the Active is good than water proofing has a market. I stay away from the Active series because the specification is last year flagship model.

9. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not waterproof is a step backwards. If LG G3 was I would of got one.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I don't see that as a deal breaker by any means. YMMV.

17. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Who needs a waterproof phone when you have a Samsung Galaxy S6 :)

25. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Yeah...don't cry when you drop it into a pool, you'll need to pay more for reparing afterwards.

27. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

do you play AW?

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Understandable, this will be Samsung's first attempt at a flagship metal body. Looking at the Note4/Alpha etc their frame construction is clearly a generation or so behind competitors, so it makes sense to do this conservatively and aim to get the look right first.

22. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No problem at all but if its present then it will be good. Even if it's not they would produce the S6 Active so those who want waterproofing would get S6 Active then.

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

I think they're looking at it the fact that the galaxy s5 was water resistant but that did not help its sales and a lot of people did not like the flaps and also the cost would be higher for a person they should have simply looked into nano polymer and Liquipel

29. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

What a waste, and so tiresome. Sammy ALWAYS needs marketing fluff since they have no philosophy.

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