February 9, 2016
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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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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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