T-Mobile posts an underwater Samsung Galaxy S7 unboxing video

T-Mobile posts an underwater Samsung Galaxy S7 unboxing video
In an attempt to draw Samsung Galaxy S7 customers to its network, T-Mobile has recently posted a video unboxing of Samsung's new flagship. Interestingly, the unboxing all takes place underwater.

As most Samsung fans probably know by now, the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are both IP68-certified, meaning that they can be safely submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes at a time.

Although a promotional video is the farthest thing from a performance benchmark that we can imagine, the clip indicates that the Galaxy S7 should behave normally under water. Taking calls, snapping pictures, and even watching your favorite shows will all be possible from the bottom of a swimming pool, but only as long as you remember to resurface once every 30 minutes.

@AskDes, product manager at T-Mobile, is the one tasked with unboxing the handset underwater. In the video, Des also shares some of his first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S7, although given that humans can't properly communicate underwater, the video had to be subtitled. Here it is in full:

T-Mobile has already started taking pre-orders for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, and the carrier is holding a rather interesting deal on the smartphone. Aside from the free Gear VR that every Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge customer will get, T-Mobile will also throw in a year of Netflix.

T-Mobile will be selling the Galaxy S7 in either Black Onyx or Gold Platinum for $0 down and $27.92 per month for a couple of years. The Galaxy S7 edge, which will be available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, or Silver Titanium will cost $0 down and $32.50 per month for 24 months. T-Mobile will start shipping both device on March 11.

source: T-Mobile

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  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
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1. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

A nice twist on a typical unboxing format.

9. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

loved it

27. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

So did I. Great promoting the S7.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Awesome video. Makes unboxings worth watching again.

3. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Lel Sony style. On another note, FFSSSS SAMSUNG!!! Silver colour will not be available in the Netherlands? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

19. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

No silver in the netherlands ? it´s like soccer xD

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

awesome!, glad to see the screen works under water. thats the big one. A lot of screen goes crazy just with a little drops of water on it

20. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

it doesn't work underwater. He take the photo with volume key

22. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

he touched the screen to do something else

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The screen does work underwater...lol How you think he unlocked the phone lock screen? Requires a swipe...right?

5. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

They haven't started pre orders yet.... not till tomorrow the 23rd

6. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Free Gear VR for preorders in US, Europe, and other locations, with a 6-game bundle worth $150! - Water and dust proofing IP68! - 3600 / 3000 mAh Batteries! - SD Card upto 200GB or 2nd SIM, your choice! - 5.5" / 5.1" QHD sAMOLED Displays w/ always-on tech - Dual pixels, 100% photo area focus, f/1.7, OIS camera - Fast wireless and wired charging Excellent specs. Samsung stole the show, beats all others hands down!

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

But no silver :(

8. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

IKR!!! can't they think of how great initial sales would have been if they released ALL the colours at launch!

10. Rocket

Posts: 669; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

gotta agree they are stupid, releasing the silver version only in a few countries is not good for business.

11. Rocket

Posts: 669; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Nice Unboxing btw!

12. BobLawblaw unregistered

Silver, black and gold here in New Zealand.

13. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Loved it :)

21. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Not even a single mention about Carphone Warehouse's Sony Xperia Z3 underwater unboxing? None?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIf9GdCzY_Y

23. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

That's one way to market the water resistance ;)

24. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

And I guess the pool was full of pure water with no chlorine, since these manufacturers always say that you can't use it in chlorinated or saline water. That's why many wanted to sue Sony for having those underwater commercials and then not wanting to repair phones because they were used in chlorinated pools or in beaches.

25. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

But you're probably ruining the charger and cables.

28. Awaragardiyan unregistered

looks like scott kelly playing with things on ISS

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