Galaxy S8: About the Water and Dust resistance

Last Update date : 2017.09.27

Galaxy S8


You can get stuck in the rain without an umbrella and still find your way home. And you won't lose your cool when you spill water all over your phone. Because the Galaxy S8 | S8+ feature the same IP68-rated water and dust resistance you've come to expect from Galaxy phones.



Maintaining Water and Dust Protection


What is an IP rating and what does it mean for your Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+:


An IP (Ingress Protection) rating is an international standard that shows you the level of ingress protection for your device. The Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ devices have been certified to an IP68 rating and are built to help you do more, in more places. With an IP68 rating, they’re water resistant in fresh water to a maximum depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes, and are protected from dust - all without the need for extra cases or covers. Now there’s less to worry about. You can enjoy freedom to explore, stay connected, and capture the adventure.



How to properly care for and use your Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+


The Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ may be damaged if water or dust enters the device. Follow these tips carefully to prevent damage to the device and to help maintain its water and dust- resistant performance.


● Do not immerse the Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ in water deeper than 1.5 metres and do not keep it submerged in water less than 1.5 metres deep for more than 30 minutes.


● Do not expose the Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ to water moving with force, such as waterfalls


If the Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ is exposed to freshwater, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. If the Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ is exposed to any liquid other than freshwater, gently rinse the device with still fresh water immediately and dry it thoroughly with a clean soft cloth. Failure to gently rinse the device in still fresh water and dry it as instructed may cause Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ to suffer from operability or cosmetic issues.


If the Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ is dropped or receives an impact, the water and dust- resistant features of the device may be damaged.


The touch screen and other features may not work properly while the Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ is in water.


The Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+ has been tested in a controlled environment and certified to be protected against water and dust ingress in specific situations (meets requirements of Classification IP68 as descried by the International Standard IEC 60529 – Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures [IP Code]; test conditions: 15-35oC, 86 – 106kPa, 1.5 metres, 30 minutes).


Please follow the instructions outlined above to maintain the water and dust resistant performance of your Samsung Galaxy S8 | S8+.

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