Can Samsung Mobile Device submerge in sea water?

Last Update Date : Mar 12. 2018

IP, or Ingress Protection, is a universally accepted measurement of varying degrees for dust and liquid resistance. Galaxy S9/S9+, Note8, S8/S8+, A8/A8+ and S7/S7 edge feature an IP rating of 68,  which means that it is protected from dust ingress, and temporary immersion in up to 1.5 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes.


Generally when using water-and dust-resistance device, keep the following precautions in mind to maintain the performance of the device:

1 If the device is exposed to clean water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth
2 If the device is immersed to other liquids such as hot water, ice water, sticky liquids, alcoholic beverage (not clean water) with ambient temperature, it may affect to the device’s performance and appearance even if the device is rinsed with clean water and dry thoroughly
3 When the device is exposured to sea water, the microphone/speaker/earpiece may be blocked due to salt or sand. Rinse the sealed devices gently with clean water and allow it to dry throughly with a clean, soft cloth
4 Do not expose the device to moving water with force at high pressure
5 Do not immerse the device in other liquids including salt water, ionized water, or soapy water, or alcoholic beverage
6 The device supports water-resistance when attaching only Samsung-Approved S View cover with water-resistance feature
7 If the device has been immersed in water or the microphone or speaker is wet, sound may not be clear during a call. Wipe the device with a dry cloth or dry it thoroughly before using it


• If the device is exposed to clean water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.
• If after use in sea water, please immediately rinse the device gently with clean water and pay attention to points like microphone, speaker and earpiece may be blocked by salt or sand. 

• After rinsing the device please dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.  

Note: Samsung guarantee simple life water-resistance when the SIM Tray is attached tightly but does not guarantee that the device will operate normally if it is used in water or other liquids. 

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