Friday 2 December 2016

New Samsung Galaxy S7 will tell you when it's wet

Daniel Anderson

Published 07/03/2016 | 15:48

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7

The new flagship smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy S7, comes with top class waterproofing and a special moisture sensor

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Samsung's latest smartphone comes with a host of amazing features, including a top of the range camera and one of the fastest processors around, but one of the most popular additions is the phone's water and dustproofing capabilities.

While most people don't spend a lot of time dunking their phones into water, at least not on purpose, it is great to know that your expensive new handset will survive a brush with water if an accident does happen. Samsung went further than just making the S7 splashproof, with full IP68 protection. That means that the phone is rated to survive just fine under a meter of water for at least 30 minutes.

We're hoping you're not this clumsy though.

It turns out the company has gone one further though to give you a little heads up in the event of water infiltration. There's a special sensor in the charging port which is all about seeing out moisture, and you'll get a message on screen if any is found. It might be the case that your phone isn't charging and you don't know why, and it could potentially be because there's water right up inside the port. At least your phone will tell you, and maybe you'll be able to dry it out. Hairdryers are rice are a good first bet.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is available now.

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