Samsung has introduced the company’s new flagship devices back in February during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have, since then, been released for sale, and according to reports, the sales are going better than expected for the South Korea-based tech giant. These two devices are currently available in a number of regions around the world, and even though it has been quite a while since they were announced, new coverage still keeps popping up, read on.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been tested in various ways, reviews to the side, these two phones have been submitted to various durability tests, water resistance test… and T-Mobile even unboxed the phone under water, which managed to surprise quite a few people. Anyhow, these two phones ship with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. This essentially means that the devices can be submerged up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, according to Samsung. Thanks to a number of various tests, it was concluded that Samsung’s statement is true, but that was not enough for some people. I bet you were wondering if the Galaxy S7 can be submerged for much longer than 30 minutes, well, we’re about to find out.
If you take a look at the embedded video down below, you’ll get to see a test performed by Unbox Therapy, during which the Galaxy S7 Edge was submerged for 16 full hours. Now, this is obviously not recommended by the company, and you’d expect the phone will die after such prolonged submersion. So, did the Galaxy S7 Edge stop working after a while? Well, no, it did not, the phone managed to survive all 16 hours it was submerged, and it still functioned perfectly it seems. You, of course, cannot charge it right away, but then again you cannot do that even after a short dip in the water. This sure is a testament to Samsung’s build, even though we do not recommend anyone leave the phone in water for such a long time, of course. Anyhow, take a look at the video down below in order to see this test for yourself.