Samsung Galaxy S7 to be waterproof & supports wireless charging


The world is waiting with bated breath for the latest flagship from Samsung – the much anticipated Galaxy S7. After the critically acclaimed S6 and S6 Edge failed to perform well with consumers who thought the pricing for the flagships were too high, the S7 will play a crucial role in determining the position of Samsung in the flagship arena.

Samsung will hold an event on February 21 to officially unveil the S7 but Samsung Indonesia seems to have leaked certain features of the S7 and the tech world can’t stop talking about it.

Samsung Indonesia has provided an official leak in the form of an unlisted YouTube ad. Generally, users ‘unlist’ YouTube videos when they want to share content with a certain number of people but not broadcast to the public, hence, it is evident that Samsung Indonesia does not want the ad to become public yet, but apparently the bullet has left the gun and there isn’t much that can be done now.

Rumors about the S7 being completely water proof has been confirmed as the ad shows Indonesian archer Dellie Threesyandinda using the phone in a downpour. Although the model name of the device being used hasn’t been mentioned, it doesn’t take much of a guessing game to realize that it is indeed the newest flagship from the Korean giant.

The phone has also been seen to be used with a wireless charging pad, confirming rumors that lingered about this feature earlier.

A teaser website which is also located in Indonesia provides other hints as well such as a lock icon and the caption ‘experience privacy at its finest’ which implies extra security, and ‘bring light to the night’ alongside an image of a camera lens which could mean that the device is able to capture better images in low light surroundings.

When it comes to the design, the Galaxy S7 will be identical to the S6 so there aren’t going to be too many surprises there. And to be fair, the S6 did have a decent design but how much having a similar outlook will resonate with consumers is yet to be seen. For now, let’s see what the S7 has in store for Samsung, which is still leading the Android market but is facing pretty stiff competition from the likes of Huawei, Xiaomi and other Chinese manufacturers.