Due to the popularity of underwater photography, pool swimming selfies as well as daily accidental water splash, customers’ demand for a waterproof smartphone is increasing day by day. And whenever a customer wants to buy a new device, he or she looks for official IP68 waterproof ratings. We know that all recent flagships such as the Galaxy S series had an IP68 rating, which certainly will not be absent in the upcoming Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10 plus. Well, before exploring if the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series will be of strong water-proof, let’s figure out what is IP rating firstly.
What is the IP68 Rating Means?
IP or Ingress Protection is a measurement that’s universally accepted for different levels of dust and water resistance and is also one scale that every brand uses. There are varying type of ratings in terms of different water-resistance level:
IP65– IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against water projected from a nozzle.
IP66 – IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water.
IP67 – IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against immersion.
IP68 – IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water.
Therefore, IP68 rating is the highest rating that a smartphone can get on the IP scale. That is to say, if a device is equipped with an IP68 rating, it can be submerged in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes. How about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy phones? Could they perform well enough to be top list of the best Android waterproof phones?
Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series Really Waterproof or Water Resistant?
We’re cautiously optimistic about the guess that the next version of Samsung’s notable phones will be back in the spotlight in terms of their robust capability of waterproof. However, one thing should not be ignored that fresh water is explicitly mentioned in the official statement. The tests for assigning ratings are conducted in laboratory conditions. The devices are submerged in fresh water during tests, not a swimming pool or a natural body of water that may have various contaminants.
So its security situation may not optimistic if your IP68 rated smartphone slips off your finger into the pool. There may remain unknown impurities and they could end up damaging your device.
In fact, what the IP rating actually works is when you accidentally drop your Galaxy Note 9 into the liquid or splash a drink on it or taking photos outside when it was drizzling.
Now that we have established that Galaxy Note10 and Note10 Plus aren’t actually completely waterproof, there are few dos and don’ts that owners can follow to avoid any unnecessary accidents.
What to Do After Water Damage?
Despite the rating, as we have said, there are much accidents that may lead your Galaxy S10 water-damaged including the glitching in display, charging port, headphone jack or speakers sounding and etc. If you come across any of these trouble, an old but practical rice method may save your phone. Power off your phone first and place it in a sealed bag full of rice. Make sure your phone is completely covered by rice. As rice absorb water, hopefully, any moisture that has gotten inside would be removed.
Of course, this is an emergency treatment before you take it to the dealers that may offer you warranty and get a replacement. Otherwise, you would have to pay for new components. Again, the outcome of what the retailer does solely depends on your situation such as which warranty plan you have and whether water damage is covered or not.
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