A video uploaded by Samsung suggests that its upcoming flagship S7 smartphone will be water-resistant.
The South-Korean tech giant posted a video on Twitter which shows a woman dropping her phone into what appears to be a pool before picking it back up. The video was tweeted with accompanying text reading: “Change your idea of what a phone can handle on 2.21.16 #TheNextGalaxy”.
Change your idea of what a phone can handle on 2.21.16. #TheNextGalaxyhttps://t.co/saU2TutJ5T
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) February 17, 2016
This wouldn’t be the first time Samsung launches a water-resistant phone though. It rolled out “Active” versions of its smartphones in the past which were designed for outdoors and featured a fully sealed design with water resistance of up to three feet – for up to 30 minutes.
The Galaxy S5 also launched with IP67-certified dust and water resistance. However, Samsung ditched water-resistance with the glass-and-metal designed Galaxy S6.
In light of the teaser video posted on Twitter it looks like the company will bring water resistance back to its flagship lineup.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be announced on February 21 in Barcelona.
Samsung hasn’t unveiled much information on the specifications of the S7. There are rumours suggesting that it will look similar to the S6, but come with a MicroSD slot, pack a longer-lasting battery, and run on a much faster processor.
Two versions of the smartphone are expected to be released: a 5.1-inch flat-screen version ‘S7’, and a 5.5-inch curved-screen ‘S7 Edge’.
Consumers will have to wait until the official launch event to find out the real specifications of the phone and its appearance.