Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active production line flaw that compromised waterproofing on some units

Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active production line flaw that compromised waterproofing on some units
Samsung has announced that it has found and fixed a production line flaw that compromised the waterproofing on some units of the rugged AT&T-exclusive Galaxy S7 Active smartphone model.

A few weeks ago, one study conducted by Consumer Reports found that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active doesn't quite live up to its IP68 waterproof rating. The publication put a couple of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active units through a water resistance test. Much to everyone's surprise, both units failed the test

The world's largest smartphone maker was quick to react to this report, claiming that it continues to endorse the handset's waterproofing certification.

In a recent statement issued to CNET, Samsung claims that it has discovered and fixed an issue with a production line the exclusively makes the Galaxy S7 Active. Here is the statement in full:


The IP68 certification should guarantee that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is able to survive a 30-minute dive in up to five feet of water. If your S7 Active unit displays water damage, you can claim a replacement under the standard limited warranty.

Aside from being water resistant and dustproof, the Galaxy S7 Active is also MIL-STD-810G certified, meaning that it is resistant to salt, humidity, vibration, solar radiation, and thermal shocks. Those interested in learning more about AT&T's rugged Galaxy S7 version can do so by checking out the following links:

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Galaxy S7 Active
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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