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Those waterproof Galaxy S7 – or at least water-resistant – rumors are starting to look increasingly solid. Import tracking site Zauba has revealed several “waterproof” components for devices with the tell-tale model numbers SM-G930 and SM-G935, those associated with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge respectively.

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March 22, 2016

Samsung assembles its devices locally in India, so the import tracking data for a “waterproof SIM tray”, “waterproof mic” and “conductive gasket tape” certainly point to a water-resistant Galaxy S7. Rumors have already indicated an IP67 rating (dustproof and water-resistant up to one meter for up to half an hour). IP67 is the same rating found on the Galaxy S5, although it had a waterproof flap over its USB 3.0 port.

Samsung Galaxy S7 waterproof components Zauba Zauba

The listing mentions other things too, like “waterproof octa” and “waterproof HRM” for the Galaxy S7 Edge. “Conductive gasket tape octa” is already known to be found in the Galaxy S5, as you can see on this service parts site and HRM likely refers to the heart-rate monitor. With the return of microSD expansion and water-resistance looking like a lock, are these details enough to make you think twice about the Galaxy S7?


Kris Carlon
Kris Carlon is a Senior Editor at Android Authority. He is a half-British Australian who lives in Berlin, travels a lot and is always connected to a laptop, phone, smartwatch or tablet (and occasionally a book).
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  • sjesudasan

    Any update on s7 plus(6 incher)?

    • Žiga Štupar

      No, but its question if really there will be S7 Plus becouse only two are comfirmed S7 and S7 Edge

      • sjesudasan

        There was one rumour a month ago that there was a 6 incher s7 plus. But sadly there are no follow-up rumours. I hope there is one ?

  • Richard Waugh

    Excellent SD card and M meaning you can now adopt the SD card the oldest Android problem is finally fixed – one HUGE storage area. Think the S7 will be HUGE, my S5 is ready to be replaced…..

    • SeanPR11

      I might come back to Samsung. The MicroSD is why I left, IP67 is just a bonus!

  • Sayed ahamed

    If you look closely at last table . it means Samsung sells the phone to distributors for 25,844 rupees or about $370 dollars . in India they sell it for about 50k rupees or $750 dollars. That means the cost of middle men is high in India . meh

  • Not1Not2Not3

    If they release a 5.5″ S7 edge variant I’m all over it. I really hope the release the rumored “s-pen case” so I can have the functionality of the Note series with the beauty of edge+ series. Or better yet just release a Note edge. With curved screens on both sides and not just one.

  • Choda Boy

    If the waterproof SIM tray is correct, the rumored e-SIM is incorrect.