According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, a Samsung Galaxy S7 user was able to survive a shipwreck in the Philippines due to the device’s waterproof ability.
While, the identity of the user is not revealed, he/she was apparently travelling to Sabang Beach located in Central Philippines for scuba diving with 10 others on July 30. The ship overturned following a storm and they were left stranded on the vessel. It was only an hour later that they were rescued by a nearby fishing boat.
The user was able to contact the authorities due to Samsung Galaxy S7’s IP68 certification which makes the device fit enough to withstand dust, dirt, sand and water. The device also consisted of 50 per cent battery even though over 24 hours had passed since the user charged the phone.
Samsung only recently received the letter from the user wherein the incident was detailed. We don’t know to what extent the story is true, however; it certainly does seem possible. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s global sales are said to have crossed 25 million worldwide by the end of June.