— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) February 17, 2016
While the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge aren’t expected to be massive departures from their predecessors in terms of design and base features, two of the most anticipated additions (or re-additions rather) are microSD support and waterproofing capabilities. While neither of these features have been formally confirmed by Samsung, earlier today we got our hands on an image that verified the microSD slot is back. As for waterproofing? It’s also starting to look more and more likely by the day.
Just yesterday a new commercial showed up in Indonesia, potentially hinting at the existence of waterproofing tech in future Samsung devices. That said, the video also revealed that the footage of using a Galaxy phone in the rain were “dramatized” for effect, which added a bit of confusion to the mix. Thankfully, a new advertisement was released today that clearly shows that the Galaxy S7 really is going to have some form of waterproofing or resistance, either that or Samsung marketing department has no idea what it is doing. Let’s hope it is the former.
As you can see in the video above, a girl accidentally drops her phone into the pool, picks it up, and seemingly continues on her way. It’s also worth noting that the Tweet revealing this video included the message “That time when you couldn’t hold it together.” “Change your idea of what a phone can handle on 2.21.16 #TheNextGalaxy.”
In short, Samsung has now unofficially confirmed that the Galaxy S7 will have at least some degree of water resistance,though whether this applies to both the S7 and Edge remains unclear. With water resistance and microSD set to return to the Galaxy fold, what are your thoughts on the Galaxy S7 family – excited or not?