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Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Are Waterproof

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Feb 21, 2016, 1:19 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Feb 21, 2016, 1:30 PM

Samsung today announced the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, upgrades to last year's designs that make under-the-hood refinements and add several new features. The GS7 and GS7 Edge maintain the glass-and-metal design of the GS6, but update the chassis to provide protection from water and other liquids. The GS7 has a 5.1-inch quad HD screen, while the GS7 Edge has a somewhat bigger 5.5-inch screen at the same resolution. Samsung added an "always on" function to the screen, similar to that of LG's G5 and Motorola's Moto X for displaying notifications. Samsung admitted it made a mistake with last year's handset by bringing back support for expandable storage in the GS7. The phones ship with 32 GB included, but support memory cards up to 200 GB. Samsung reduced the camera's pixel count to 12-megapixels, but increased the pixel size by 95% for better low-light performance. The main camera has a lens at f/1.7, and Samsung changed the sensor from the 16:9 aspect ratio to the 4:3 aspect ratio. The front-facing camera captures 5 megapixels. The GS7 has a 3,000mAh battery, while the GS7 Edge packs a 3,600mAh power cell with rapid and wireless charging. The phones rely on Samsung's octa-core Exynos processor with 4 GB of RAM. Samsung decided to stick with a micro USB port, rather than update to the newer USB Type-C port. The phones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and include refreshed apps and services from Samsung. For example, the S7 Edge has the new Edge Panel content for expanded content. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be sold by all four major U.S. carriers. Preorders start February 23 and others will ship March 11. Pricing was not revealed.

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rwalford79

Feb 21, 2016, 2:21 PM

Water Resistance isn't Water Proof

There is a difference.

The device is water RESISTANT, not water PROOF.

One resists water based on pressure of the water (the depth) and/or the length of time water has been on the device, before finally failing.

The other completely seals out water and can not, at any reasonable depth or time be breached.
I disagree. The difference is legalese, not practical.

Both "water-resistant" and "water-proof" phones have depth and time limits. There is no phone on the planet that can survive depths of over 5 meters, that I am aware of.

I have seen "water...
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Nobodey

Feb 21, 2016, 6:28 PM

And its already too late..

I came into mention the waterproof vs water resistant thing as well. =)
But I was beat too it!
But ya, if you say its waterproof, people will do YouTube videos where they drop it in a lake for a week and then bitch that Samsung lied when indeed, it was YOU (the writer) who was just irresponsible.
dirtyspark23

Feb 21, 2016, 5:26 PM

Fix Your Article

This phone is water resistant not waterproof. Two completely different things.
 
 
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