T-Mobile’s @askdes unboxed the Samsung Galaxy S7 while underwater


Now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are officially official, we’ve just got to wait for them to hit stores and our hands. To help pass the time, T-Mobile has posted an unboxing video for the Galaxy S7, but this one is a little different than your normal unboxing video.

The clip shows T-Mobile product guy Des Smith unboxing the Galaxy S7 underwater. Because the GS7 is IP68 rated, it can survive being submerged in one and a half meters (a little less than five feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. Unlike the GS7, Des needs to breathe if he’s going to be underwater, and so it’s a bit tough to understand what he’s saying with his snorkel. The good news is that there are subtitles for the whole clip.

In addition to giving us a peek at the Galaxy S7 packaging and its contents, the video is good for a few laughs as some of the stuff inside the GS7’s box float away. The clip is a short one, so it’s worth a look.

As a reminder, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will go up for pre-order tomorrow, February 23, ahead of their March 11 launch. Pre-order customers (or folks that buy before March 18) will get a free Gear VR and six-game pack with their new phone, and T-Mobile says that it’ll give early adopters a free year of Netflix, too.

Here’s how the pricing for Samsung’s new flagships will break down:

32GB Galaxy S7

  • EIP: $0 down, 23 payments of $27.92 each, 1 payment of $27.83 ($669.99 full retail)
  • JUMP! On Demand: $0 upfront and $28 per month

32GB Galaxy S7 edge

  • EIP: $0 down, 23 payments of $32.50 each, 1 payment of $32.39 ($779.99 full retail)
  • JUMP! On Demand: $0 upfront and $32.50 per month

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  • patt

    I hope he won’t be plugging in the charger from the box :D

    • kbiel

      Given a low temperature baking or being placed in a box full of desiccants (and no, rice does not count) for a long enough time to completely dry it out, it will probably work fine.

      • Pierre


        • kbiel

          Yes, solid state electronics do not dissolve in water like the wicked witch of the west. The danger is having current applied while water (with impurities) provides a short circuit. If no current is applied while in contact with water, if no short ever occurred, then drying out the item in question should allow it to function normally. That’s where the myth of putting your phone into a bag of rice after dropping it in the toilet/sink/bath will supposedly “resurrect” it comes from. Rice is a poor desiccant, but other desiccants/gentle drying could work (assuming nothing was shorted).

        • Pierre

          I know. I was just surprised about the “low temperature baking”, is that how it’s called? :)

      • Tale 85

        I just throw mine in the microwave

        • kbiel

          Sounds exciting. The resulting fire will certainly dry out the phone.

        • Tale 85

          After the third time I learned to take the battery out first…..microwaves are getting expensive.

  • morrisp

    I would love an Edge, but… that price!! Wonder if Samsung will run a cash-back promo in a month or so (the Gear VR doesn’t do much for me).

    • Philip

      Sell the VR and 1 yr membership on fleabay. It will bring it down to $500 at least. Thats what I am doing.

      • Kilroy672

        I was thinking about doing the same thing with the VR . But keep the Netflix because my wife wants that.

    • Mike

      It cost to be the boss

      • guest

        I don’t think everyone who buys a high end device does it to feel “the boss”.

        • NinoBr0wn


  • Nice job Des!

  • The Edge has a LOT bigger battery… can’t wait to see how long it runs. I might actually go back to Samsung.

    • I know, can’t believe how impressed I am by it. I’m more Excited about getting my GS7 than I was for the GS6, and besides the battery I loved my GS6!

  • Brian Richards

    Props for bringing back waterproofing. Props for bring back the memory slot, but that SHOULDN’T have replaced selling a 128GB model. The SD card is significantly less useful thanks to the weird security scheme on SD in the last several iterations of android. And is this video right? Is there no white GS7?

    • Rod

      The SD write issues in 5.0, where apps could only write to a particular folder have been sorted out with marshmallow. Marshmallow’s unified storage makes internal/external one big HDD

      • Ordeith

        Then what happens when the SD card is removed or gets damaged?

        • Jeremy Turnley

          Take what he’s saying with a grain of salt. Basically what happens when you do what he’s talking about is it moves everything app side on the phone to the SD card and blocks you from getting to the onboard storage. [dead link removed]

          Since SD storage is pretty fast these days, it won’t drag things down too much, and the OS won’t eat up space on it, so it’s still an advantage, but it’s not “hey, I added a 32GB card, now I have 64!”, it’s “now I have 32 but it’s slower – but I can use all of it!”

        • thepanttherlady

          Your link isn’t working so I removed it.

        • Brian Richards

          No links seem to work in these comments since they get truncated by the system.

        • Ordeith

          That doesn’t sound very “unified”

      • Brian Richards

        OK, so I looked this up. It’s called “adoptable storage” and guess what? The S7 and S& Edge DON’T HAVE IT. Samsung decided to disable it. http://www.androidheadlines.com/2016/02/galaxy-s7-family-wont-support-adoptable-storage.html

        AND the phone only comes in 32GB. This means that I would be taking a huge step backwards and returning to the days of phone slow downs and managing where things are stored.

      • B_Eng

        As I understand it, Samsung has decided not to implement the adoptable storage. It’s a shame since it’s one of the features I’ve been really looking forward to.


        FYI, LG has also forgone adoptable storage on the G5. Very disappointing all around.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      There’s a white one, but no US carrier carries it. The same colors (black/gold on the S7, black/silver/gold on the edge) are available across all 4. (http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-s7/)

      • MattPortland

        Yeah I’m a little bummed that the white 2wont be offered. At least straight away.

      • Brian Richards

        It looks on the Samsung sitr like both phones come in black, silver, gold, and white. So it seems that T-Mo (and others) for some absolutely baffling reason will not be carrying the white or silver GS7?. http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-s7/

  • Ordeith

    Weird to see Samsung out done by the likes of HP.. But it seems to be what is happening. That Elite X3 is a beast.

    • Fan

      Are you saying there are other phones other than the S7 and the iPhones?!

    • Jeremy Turnley

      It’s a beast, but it’s business focused, and it’s running Windows Mobile. I’ve got nothing against either one, but consumer focused the X3 is not.

      • ssjchaseutley


    • gmo8492

      Correct me if I’m wrong, because I think I read an article that the X3 will not be sold directly to consumers, but instead just corporate businesses or small IT departments. It’s going to be tough to get a hold of one unless a reseller gets a shipment and starts selling them unlocked on eBay. I agree with the other comment that the Elite X3 is not a consumer focused device and more of an enterprise phone. Other than that the internal specs are on par with the GS7 unless you need a high end windows phone.

    • If you want a phone with a fraction of the apps available to android, knock yourself out. Windows phones just aren’t getting the apps. Of course, if you are looking for an Iris Scanner….LOL.

  • HeatFan786

    Tough decision, Silver or Gold GS7 Edge?

    • I usually gravitate towards dark colors, but that Silver Titanium is almost calling my name…….

      • MattPortland

        Oh me too. I’ve even scoped out a case already. Lol

    • Jeremy Turnley

      Have you seen them in person? Might want to before you decide. They are SUPER shiny if they are like the S6 – like mirror finish shiny on the front. It’s not the tasteful matte like the iPhone, it’s very bling-y. If you are OK with that, go for it – I am trying to decide between silver and black, gold is way too “I am a poser rapper wannabe” for me.

      • HeatFan786

        Hard to do so because I want to make a preorder asap and not get back logged. I had the gold GS6 Edge.

        • Marc Klein

          If you were happy with GoldS6 then keep that color.. Has the same finish anyway.

        • HeatFan786

          It’s actually worse than the S6 finish. I decided to go Silver.

        • Marc Klein

          Good. I Pre Ordered the Gold. Looks nice and something different.

    • ssjchaseutley

      Silver is classy, I’d go silver.

    • Fox Gabann

      I went Beyonce Formation Black.

  • I’m not buying another Samsung phone ever!! I’ve been waiting for the Android 6.0 upgrade for ever, and Samsung does not seem to care, they are more concerned in selling us more crap. My next phone will be a Google phone.

    • guest

      If iPhones have looks, features, quality and support; Samsung products have looks, features and stop counting.

    • Matt

      I hate Samsung phones. They’re slow, bloated and overpriced. I’m very happy with my 130.00 LG G Stylo. It’s all the phone I really need.

    • Bob

      If you want fast updates get a Nexus.

    • Chris Siegell

      I’ve been there done that, but I have found that Nexus devices unless they are made by Samsung or LG are even less of a quality build. Even still, you get what you pay for, that’s why Nexus devices are cheaper in cost. No bargains here. If you don’t care about quality and want your best bang for your buck then buy a Nexus. Just my opinion. I’m open to to see what the next Nexus has to offer, but have been let down about every time.

      • NinoBr0wn

        lol ok

      • Fox Gabann

        The 6P is an incredible phone. The audio output and OIS could have been better though :(

      • Boomboy007

        Gotta disagree. I LOVE my Motorola built Nexus 6.

    • George

      I don’t understand all the bitching about updates, I got M for my HTC M9 and battery life still seems to blow hard. Permissions are cool but nothing to be thrilled about.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      Did you REALLY think they would release the 6.0 updates before they launched the S7 with 6.0 on it as a selling point? After the S7 ships, the updates will roll out quickly, just like they did last year.

    • YABD

      Thank you for saying the truth.

  • Irfan

    this unboxed was awesome

  • NardVa

    I’m may just wait a few months. There will probably be a promo to knock $150 to $200 off.