During this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) Samsung launched their new devices, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the smartphones come with an IP68, water resistant, certification. However, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is facing charging issues after being submerged into water.

The South Korean mobile giant announced their next addition to the Galaxy franchise, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that are revolving the smartphone market. S7 Edge comes with a great design, microSD slot that supports up to 200GB, an outstanding camera, bigger battery than the previous S6 and water and dust resistance.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. Photo: Indian Express
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. Photo: Indian Express

Samsung announced during the MWC that the mobiles were IP68 certified, meaning that the phone is protected against sporadic or temporary water filtration so the interior of the phone doesn’t get affected. The IP68 protection also declares that the phone doesn’t get affected by the ingress of dust, there’s complete protection to dust in the mobile.

“The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge go everywhere you go. In the rain, shower or pool for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters or below. We’ve also worked out how to completely seal off the inside components while keeping micro USB ports, like the earphone jacks open; so you won’t have to fiddle with extra caps or covers,” said Samsung during the MWC.

However this resistant features of the S7 franchise may not be as functional, a Galaxy S7 Edge owner complained about an XDA Android Developers forum arguing that after submitting the mobile for an underwater photograph, the phone wouldn’t charge:

“4 hours later after taking the photo I plugged the phone into the wall with a fast charger and the phone popped up and error message, ‘moisture detected in charging port,” wrote the S7 Edge owner.

The owner of the phone complained about the forum, after blow drying the mobile. Arguing that a water resistant/IP68 certified phone will “act up” after 30 seconds of water exposure, and having to find a blow dryer or rice box every time the phone gets wet.  The forum members also celebrated the fact that the phone had a safety measure while others declared they didn’t have any water issues with the Galaxy S7E.

Reports on the forum suggest that wireless charging is not affected by the issue. The XDA forum member declared that the phone charged, without any problem later on the day.

Galaxy S7 Edge goes into the open market on March 11th. However, if users pre-order the mobile Samsung will reward users with a free Samsung Gear Virtual Reality headset and VR games. This offer is available for users in the U.S and Europe

Source: Tech Times