Samsung fixes Galaxy S7 Active’s waterproofing issue

A couple of weeks ago we reported on tests conducted by Consumer Reports on the Galaxy S7 Active’s waterproofing claims. Samsung says that the Galaxy S7 Active can survive in up to five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Two Galaxy S7 Active units went through a similar test and both of them failed. A few days later Samsung issued an official statement on the matter and said that it “stands behind” the waterproofing certification.

CNET conducted a couple of tests on its own a few days ago and found that the Galaxy S7 Active wasn’t as waterproof as Samsung as claiming it to be. The company has followed up with another statement saying that it has discovered an issue to a production line that exclusively manufactures the Galaxy S7 Active. It says that the issue has been resolved and that it has received “very few customer inquiries.” Those who own a Galaxy S7 Active with water damage can claim a replacement from Samsung under its standard limited warranty.

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