Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 are the most anticipated
phones of 2017. These phones are reported to feature the
highest level of dust and water resistance till date.
As of today, Samsung Galaxy S7 has the highest level of
dust and water resistance with the IP68 rating. IP68 rating
refers to the highest level of weather protection that
tolerates submersion for 30 mins in 1.5 meters of water.
In contrast, Apple iPhone 7 has the IP67 rating which can
tolerate for 30 mins in 1 meter of water.
Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S8 are reported to come
with the IP68 rating which offers the highest level of
resistance to weather. Apple marks this technology for its
10th Anniversary of iPhone this year.
Samsung has also extended this technology to other low-
end phones like A3, A5, and A7 phones and is even
considering for its J series phones.
LG Electronics showcased its mid-range phone Xcaliber in
the recent Consumer Electronics show with the IP68 rating.
Its flagship device LG G6 is also rumored to come with
waterproof technology. LG G6 will be unveiled at the
Mobile World Congress this year.
What makes Samsung and Apple different is that they use
waterproof tapes for their devices. Compared to adhesives,
tapes make repair works easier.US material company 3M and Korea Film manufacturer NDFOS
supply waterproof tapes to Apple and Samsung
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