Is Samsung Galaxy S9 just waterproof or beyond that?

By February 28, 2018

After months of waiting with rumors and leaks, Samsung finally unveiled the new flagship on 25th Feb in MWC, does Samsung Galaxy S9 achieve your expectation or even beyond? Rumor had it that Samsung Galaxy S9 would feature a brand new innovative screen coating and could be beyond just waterproof, is that turned out to be positive? Not really, Samsung didn’t step forward for further development on the water-resistant performance, Galaxy S9 keeps the same rating as S8 at IP68.

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What does IP68 mean? What’s the difference between IP67 and IP68?

First of all, you need to figure out what does IP mean.  IP stands for Ingress Protection, which indicates  how easily dust and water can intrude on the internals of your device, the first number refers to dust-resistant rating and second for water-resistant rating respectively. Samsung Galaxy S9 earns a 6 rating for completely protecting from dust, general dirt and sand. 8 stands for water-resistant certified for submersion in fresh water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, while the IP 67 certified phones can only pass the test submersion in water of 1 meter for 30 meters. Thus, we can say Samsung Galaxy S9 is waterproof indeed. 

Why Samsung Galaxy S9 is not beyond IP68 waterproof?

Theoretically, the top rating digit for waterproof is 9, which means the device is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions. How to achieve that? Normally, the device has to be hermetically sealed. Is it possible for Samsung Galaxy S9 to be like that? Quite difficult since S9 keeps the headphone jack and the charging port. It also depends on the material,technology and cost mainly. Hermetic parts cost more to build and test, it would not be revolutionary and very expensive to build a phone beyond waterproof. Additionally, IP68 waterproof Samsung Galaxy S9 is quite acceptable for customers, basically we would not use phones under water most times.

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What if I want my Samsung Galaxy S9 to be completely or beyond waterproof?

Generally speaking, the hermetic waterproof phone case is one option, water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.

What phone else include IP68 rating?

Currently the IP68 certified phones includes: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+,Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, LG V30, LG G6, Sony Xperia XZ1, Sony Xperia XZ Premium 

Waterproof Accessories Recommendation:

1. OUTXE Savage 20000mAh Rugged Solar Charger 4A Dual Input (Type C and USB) $55.99

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Outxe Savage 20000 mAh power bank is seriously built rugged against water, dust and tumbles, thoughtfully designed for outdoors, additionally the built-in high-effective 2W solar panel offers you a reliable alternative and renewable eco-friendly energy source. ultra-fast output power up to 18W, it takes only 1.7 hours to fully charge Samsung Galaxy S9. It has a 35 hours-lasting strong flashlight, 3 modes includes SOS , it works even underwater. It’s the best power bank for outdoors with Samsung Galaxy S9, solid, reliable and powerful.

2. MoKo IPX 8 Waterproof Phone Case Dry Bag $9.95 [2 Packs]

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Moko universal dry bag is superior water-resistant protection up to 98 feet (30 meters), offers waterproof / snowproof / dirtproof protection for Samsung Galaxy S9 while maintaining full touch screen functionality. It’s perfect for snorkeling when you need to bring your phone with and keep it safe.

 

Related:

Does Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ have a headphone jack?

How many mAh will Samsung Galaxy S9 battery feature

 

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  1. The sensible option for working in wet conditions is the dry bag. I’ve worked in constant rain all day with a non-waterproof phone around my neck, and it worked perfectly well. The IP68 rating of the S9+ is great when you accidentally lose your phone overboard, and you need to go looking for it under water. For that, it’s worth the extra expense.

  2. so is it water proof i have on

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