How waterproof is the Samsung Galaxy S9 exactly? We’ll be talking about the waterproof capabilities of the upcoming Galaxy S9 from Samsung in this article.
Samsung has started to include waterproof capabilities into their latest Galaxy flagship devices and whilst none of their smartphone are able to withstand water for more than an hour underwater at depths more than 1 meter, they do offer protection against rain, drops into puddles, a quick swim in the sea and thankfully protection against drops into toilet water.
Is waterproof technology get an upgrade?
The Galaxy S9 will be getting plenty of upgrades when compared to it’s predecessors, but will it’s waterproof technology get an upgrade?
When grading waterproof products, a system called the IP rating is put into place. The IP rating uses a two number system to grade products on protection against liquids and protection against solids. The first number in the IP rating refers to solids – the higher the number, the smaller solid objects it can keep out of it’s innards. The second number refers to liquids – the higher the number, the better it can protect against water.
The Galaxy S9 will have an IP68 rating – this means the device will firstly be protective against solids as small dust – the Galaxy S9 is literally dust proof. You may find dust building up in some areas, but dust will never be able to get inside the device innards and you’ll never have to worry about dust or debris damaging the inside.
How Waterproof is the Samsung Galaxy S9?
The Galaxy S9 IP water rating is 8, which is the second highest available. The definition for the 8 rating is as follows:
- Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.
This means the Galaxy S9 can be immersed in water for a long period of time up to whichever depth Samsung may specify. The highest depth is likely to be 1-3 meters, however.