We were just getting used to the idea that more and more Android flagships would be water- and dustproof as standard, as vaguely established by the Sony Xperia Z range and last year’s Samsung Galaxy S5.
But nope, a report from out of Italy says the imminent Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge won’t be waterproof. At all.
A couple of years ago, back in 2013, Samsung churned out the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the rugged, waterproof Galaxy S4 Active.
The Active thing was effectively kyboshed last year when the bog standard Samsung Galaxy S5 materialised with the ability to swim in water 1m deep for up to 30 minutes. No need for a waterproof variant then.
But hey, the Active range might get another look-in, as webtrek.it says “Samsung Galaxy S6 non sarà impermeabile!” Which translates as: “Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be waterproof!” Great image, too, guys.
Supposedly Samsung is looking to lower production costs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, though it will – the report says – offer the Galaxy S6 Active as an alternative for those who like to splash around.