Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 to feature highest level water resistance: Report

According to the Korean outlet, The Investor the flagship smartphones of the two smartphone giants will feature IP68 rating protection.

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Highlights

    • Apple iPhone 8 & Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature highest rating water resistance.
    • Samsung to bring this feature in its lower-end models.
    • Galaxy A3, A5 & A7 to have water-resistance feature .

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8 will feature the highest rating water resistance. The report is revealed by the Korean news source, The Investor. As per the report the ‘most anticipated smartphones’ will come with the highest-level dust and water resistance.

An industry source with condition of anonymity told the Korean outlet,” Apple iPhone 8 will feature the IP68 rating protection as part of drastic upgrades marking the 10th anniversary of the iPhone this year.”

As Samsung’s low-end smartphones make the most high-end sale, report claim that the largest smartphone manufacturer is planning to extend the water resistance feature for the lower-end models including the recently launched smartphones Galaxy A3, A5 & A7 as well.

A source in the context told ­The Investor, “Samsung is considering water protection even for the cheapest J series phones as they are the best-selling Galaxy phones.”

Apple and Samsung use waterproof tapes in their devices instead of adhesives as the repair work with the tapes becomes more easier.

Apart from the two tech giants, the Chinese smartphone makers are also heading up to bring this feature on their products. Earlier this month, the Chinese manufacturer LG Electronics launched a mid-range smartphone XCalibur with IP68 rating certification at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, 2017. The flagship smartphone from the company LG G6, which is reportedly claimed to be unveiled in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is also expected to carry the water resistance feature. If the rumors happen to be true, then LG will likely ditch the modular concept that prevails in the previous smartphone versions.