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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: An Up-Close Look

Competent and compelling, Samsung's latest smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, don't break new ground, but they're solid high-end offerings. The company also unveiled a VR camera and other device initiatives.
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Water World
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sport an IP68 water and dust resistance rating. That's enough for Samsung to conduct immersion demos like the one pictured above. Really, all phones should be this way. But adding water resistance has a price -- part of the reason the battery isn't replaceable is that removable panels and water-tightness tend to not go well together.
(Image: Thomas Claburn/InformationWeek)

Water World

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge sport an IP68 water and dust resistance rating. That's enough for Samsung to conduct immersion demos like the one pictured above. Really, all phones should be this way. But adding water resistance has a price -- part of the reason the battery isn't replaceable is that removable panels and water-tightness tend to not go well together.

(Image: Thomas Claburn/InformationWeek)

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