Can Samsung mobile device submerge in sea water?

Last Update date : Jul 22. 2021

IP, or Ingress Protection, is a universally accepted measurement of varying degrees for dust and liquid resistance. With an IP68 rating, they are water-resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes and are protected from dust.

Please check Water and Dust IP Ratings on Galaxy device for the list of phone models that have been certified to have an IP68 rating.


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

  • Do not immerse the device in water deeper than 1.5 meters.
  • Do not expose the device to water moving with force, such as water running from a tap, ocean waves, or waterfalls.
  • Whenever your device gets wet, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth      
  • If the device is exposed to any liquid other than freshwater (saltwater, ionized water, etc), gently rinse it with still freshwater immediately and dry it thoroughly with a clean soft cloth. Otherwise, salt may accumulate and block the primary earpiece and external speaker when it dries.
  • When drying off your device, be sure to pat the earpiece (top front of the phone), primary microphone (bottom), external speaker (back) and the power/accessory (USB) interface connector with a clean, soft cloth to remove as much water as possible.
  • After drying off your phone, allow it to air-dry before making a call. Calling while the phone is wet or the microphone has water in it may lower the volume that the other person will hear.
  • If the device is dropped or receives an impact, the water, and dust-resistant features may be damaged. Physical damage to your phone, such as chips and cracks can significantly reduce its ability to resist dust and water.


  • 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 that may be blocked by salt or sand. 
  • After rinsing the device please dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.  

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