Water resistant Galaxy S7, S7 Edge suggested in leaked Samsung video

Samsung just accidentally confirmed the rumors that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be water resistant. Has Samsung ever surprised us with a smartphone before?


Screenshot via Engadget

Samsung is having a hard time keeping the unannounced Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge under wraps.

Samsung Indonesia posted a hidden video on its website, found by Phone Probe, suggesting the water resistant nature of the upcoming smartphones, a previously rumored feature that will give them an edge up on their main competitor, the iPhone 6s.

The video shows the Galaxy S7 in the pouring rain and also pushes the camera, which is believed to be 12-megapixels.

Samsung puts in a note in the video description the smartphone is not water resistant and the video is strictly a dramatization. Still, we find it odd Samsung would include this in a video if it wasn't coming. We'll let you be the judge.

Samsung will announce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at its media event on February 21 . The smartphones are rumored to be available for pre-order on February 24 with a free Gear VR headset.

The Galaxy S7 is expected to pack a 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 quad HD display with Super AMOLED, and the Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to feature a slightly larger curved 5.5-inch display with the same resolution. It has been also suggested that the displays will feature a new technology called ClearForce that is rumored to work much like the 3D Touch feature on the new iPhone 6s.

Over the weekend, infamous leaker Evleaks found press images of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

Update: An earlier version of this article noted the smartphones were water proof in nature, not water resistant.