Samsung Galaxy S7 & Edge are water resistant but after spending your money, one can’t help wonder if submerging the handsets in water might affect on some basic functionality of the phones.

Samsung launched the two mobile telephones amid the 2016 Mobile World Congress and declared that the gadgets were IP68 certified, that means totally dust tight and protected against complete and continuous submersion in water.

Samsung says:

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge go all over the place you go. In the rain, shower, or the pool for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meters or below. We’ve also worked out how to totally seal off the inside-components while keeping micro USB ports, headphone jacks open; so you won’t need to fiddle with additional caps or covers.

Water and clean resistance features of the new Samsung gadgets will attract many customers who want to take the telephone outside or want to take underwater pictures. In any case, it seems that the Galaxy S7 edge does not charge if the telephone detects moisture in the USB port.

One of S7 Edge owner;

I took a underwater photograph early today and put the S7E away. after 4 hours I connected it to the wall (quick charger) for a top-up and the telephone popped up an error message ‘moisture detected in charging port..’ and the telephone won’t charge.

The Galaxy S7 edge owner was told by other users to dry the telephone with a hair dryer or put the gadget in a rice box to dispose of the moisture, which the handset owner did. However, the handset would still not charge.

It is annoying for a water resistant / IP68 telephone to act up after its first 30 seconds of exposure to water. Finding a hair dryer or a box of rice every time I get it wet defeats the purpose of IP68 frankly.

Some other users got the same message yet the caution did not show up after about a hour and the telephone charged with no issue.

It is significant, that even though the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are IP68 certified, the charging port is not secured and water might enter it. The moisture sensor in the charging port is an welcome expansion to the Samsung telephones and it can protect the telephone and in addition its users from electric shortcircuits and harms.

Reports propose that the wireless charging ability is not influenced by the issue. In any case, it is recommended that cell phone owners don’t put a wet handset on a charging pad.


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