Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge – Crack-proof, new ‘smartphone’ with more power than the previous model
Samsung has announced that its Galaxy S7 & S7 edge smartphones will also be the first to be completely waterproof.
The phone has been upgraded to the “smartphone” moniker in the wake of the recent flooding in China.
It’s said to be able to withstand a full shower or two, and is rated to be “water resistant to 300 metres”.
That means that while the previous S7 and S7 Edge did not have a “smart phone” label, it was possible to upgrade them to the new model.
We’ve seen Samsung’s “smart” branding on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ before, but it’s the first time the brand has been used to describe a phone.
A new Samsung logo and the word “smart”, with a “G” and an “s” for the letters, were added to the S8.
This is likely a nod to the recent surge in the popularity of the S6 smartphone, and the new phone’s improved waterproof rating.
While the new smartphone is waterproof to 300m, it’s said it’s water resistant to “up to 1,500 metres”.
A lot of people have been disappointed by the lack of waterproofing in the S7, and there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the S9 would be waterproof to 1.5 metres.
However, the new S9 has a water-resistant rating of 1,600m.
It will be interesting to see whether this new waterproofing rating is a reflection of its overall water resistance or whether it is purely an effect of its bigger size.
Samsung’s new phone has a new, water-resistance rating, which means that it is waterproof up to 1 500 metres.
This means that the S5’s water-proof rating was only up to 300 metre, while the S3 had a rating of up to 450 metres.
The S6, S7& S7+ & S8 are now the first smartphones to have a water resistance rating of more than 1 500 metre.
Samsung has previously used the word waterproof to describe smartphones in the past.
It used the term in 2018 for the Galaxy Note 7, and in 2017 for the S Pen.
The new S7 was also the first smartphone to have water resistance for up to a full year.
It is a significant upgrade over the S4, S5 & S5+ smartphones, which were the only smartphones with water resistance up to two years.
The company also said that the “waterproof” label was an “integral part” of the smartphone’s design, and was not an optional feature.