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Samsung Tweet Suggests Galaxy S7 Will be Waterproof

This morning, Samsung Mobile’s official Twitter account tossed out a batch of tweets that all hinted at upcoming features for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, both of which will be announced on February 21 in Barcelona. The tweets covered topics like capturing “every angle” of a moment, changing your “idea of what a camera can do,” and maybe more importantly, “what your phone can handle.”

Those first two quoted items are in reference to the camera being used in each phone, a camera that we expect to shoot at 12MP and may very well be similar to the sensor used in the Nexus 6P and 5X. That third idea, though, is accompanied by a short video of a girl dropping her phone in a pool. So if we’re talking about what a phone can handle, then this video (at least to me) is suggesting that whatever shows up on February 21, will be able to handle a pool drop, aka being submerged in water. 

The timing of this clip is actually quite funny. Yesterday, a video surfaced on Samsung’s Indonesia YouTube channel that the internet took as some sort of proof that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would be waterproof. How did they come to that conclusion, you ask? Because the video, which pretty obviously (to us) showed a Galaxy S6 Edge+, also showed the phone getting rained on during a “dramatization” of a woman about to shoot an arrow at a target. For whatever reason, the internet, as the internet always does, just assumed the phone in the clip was an S7 Edge and that rain on a phone means waterproofing. Silly, I know.

You can watch that video here.

Either way, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have long-been-rumored to have IP67 water resistance and this latest tweet from Samsung essentially confirms that.

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