Samsung’s 2017 Galaxy A line will likely feature IP68 dust and water resistance


Samsung’s Galaxy A line is best known for offering a premium build with mid-range specs for an affordable price tag, and we’re expecting that same mantra to carry over with 2017’s models. All of the Galaxy A handsets for 2017 are expected to feature a design that’s reminiscent to that of the Galaxy S7, and according to new reports, it’s now likely that we’ll also see IP68 water and dust resistance make its way to the Galaxy A line as well.

The report indicates that the IP68 certification will make its way to the A5 and A7, but there’s no mention of it being present on the Galaxy A3. An IP68 certification means that the Galaxy A5 and A7 would be able to be submerged in water up to 5-feet (1.5-meters) deep for up to 30 minutes at a time. This is something that not even Google’s new Pixel line comes equipped with, so possibly seeing it present with certain Galaxy A models would be a real treat.


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