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Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Samsung has quite a lot packed for its Unpacked event next month and it won't just be about phones. The Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are poised to be more than just your regular annual Samsung tablet. Based on earlier leaked specs, this year's Android slates are poised to go head to head with Apple's iPad Pros not just in specs but especially in size. What those specs don't mention, however, are also important and at least one of the unspoken details might not be that reassuring.

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Marshall Emberton is a new waterproof speaker with a retro look

Marshall Emberton is a new waterproof speaker with a retro look

So you like the look of classic Marshall guitar amplifiers, and you wish you had one that you could use at the beach. Marshall just revealed a speaker called the Marshall Emberton. This device connects wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet to deliver "360-degree sound" in a speaker that's IPX7 water resistant.

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OnePlus 8 Pro may finally get an IP water resistance rating

OnePlus 8 Pro may finally get an IP water resistance rating

OnePlus may be unapologetic when it comes to bucking trends when it compromises the user experience, but it also seems to be just as unapologetic in backtracking from previously held opinions. We saw that a few years back when OnePlus, after ridiculing its peers, also ditched the headphone jack. This year, it might be falling in line with not one but two most-requested features, finally giving at least the OnePlus 8 Pro some formal dust and water resistance certification.

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Samsung sued in Australia over misleading water resistance marketing

Samsung sued in Australia over misleading water resistance marketing

Most smartphone users probably presume that their phones are water resistant to some degree. After all, it has become a common feature on most but not all smartphones. However, not all water resistance ratings are created equal and even then there are important caveats to those figures. It's hard enough for regular consumers to remember such things but according to Australia's consumer watchdog Samsung isn't helping at all. In fact, it has accused it of false claims that eventually lead to headache and heartaches for unsuspecting customers.

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OnePlus 7 Pro will be water-resistant but don’t drop it in water

OnePlus 7 Pro will be water-resistant but don’t drop it in water

OnePlus boasts of many things about its phones but the one thing that it never put into writing is their water resistance. For generations, it has refused to get OnePlus phones IP-certified, something that its own users have complained about. The OnePlus 7 Pro won't be breaking the mold but the company is assuring customers that it will be water-resistant enough. Just don't try to intentionally drown it in water or any other liquid.

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Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

Mobvoi TicWatch E2, S2 launch with TicMotion activity recognition

There is no shortage of Wear OS smartwatches these days but, not so long ago, Mobvoi made a name for itself by being Google’s entry into the Chinese wearable market. These days, the company is making headlines with Wear OS products that are often half the price of their nearest competition. Announced earlier this month at CES 2019, the TicWatch E2 and TicWatch S2 are finally available for purchase and its bringing more than just swim monitoring.

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OnePlus 6 teardown reveals real water resistance rating

OnePlus 6 teardown reveals real water resistance rating

The newly launched OnePlus 6 has already been torn down once, and that didn't exactly end on a high note. That said, iFixit's process was more interested in checking out how easy, or hard, it is to repair the smartphone outside of official channels. JerryRigEverything's Zach Nelson, on the other hand, had a specific question in mind when he took his OnePlus 6 apart: just how water-resistant is the OnePlus 6. The answer might just surprise you.

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Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this week by Apple in a document called "Radionavigation for swimmers." This might well be the first use for a smartwatch - any smartwatch - that's unique to a wearable device. Just a hint of this technology was revealed during the first presentation of the Apple Watch Series 2 by Apple back in September of 2016.

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Insta360 ONE waterproof housing revealed

Insta360 ONE waterproof housing revealed

This week the folks behind Insta360 revealed their full waterproof housing accessory for their next-gen spherical camera. The camera is made to be able to capture images and video from whatever angle the user wishes, without the user having to point the cameras lens at their intended subject matter. The waterproof housing allows this camera to be mounted and kept entirely safe from the elements at the same time.

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Pixel 2 teardown shows unusual waterproofing method

Pixel 2 teardown shows unusual waterproofing method

Google was largely criticized last year when its first ever “Made by Google” Pixel phone didn’t come with a suitable IP dust and waterproof rating. Although still not the highest possible, the Pixel 2 this year does considerably better with an IP67 score. It seems, however, that Google has done one small extra step in that direction, which was revealed when JerryRigEveryhing’s Zack Nelson took the already battered Pixel 2 apart. Fortunately it ends on a somewhat good note this time.

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Sony settles Xperia water proofing lawsuit, claims could reach $300

Sony settles Xperia water proofing lawsuit, claims could reach $300

Even before dust and water resistance became a staple of high-end smartphones, Sony has been flaunting high IP grades on its flagship models since 2013. Sadly, it seems that some users have taken Sony’s word for it and didn’t get the results they expected. What they got, instead, was a totally soaked and damaged phone. But now they could be getting some cash as well, now that Sony has agreed to settle the lawsuit instead of just letting it drag on and on ad infinitum. And depending on which phone you got broken, Sony might owe you $100 to $300 in cash.

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LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof

LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof

It’s just a few days before MWC 2017, so, naturally, LG is kicking off its marketing engines into full gear. Which means even more breadcrumbs of clues, some of which we already more or less know. Still, it’s good to see some more or less formal confirmation of those features. LG has all but confirmed that the LG G6 will be waterproof but now it is saying it as clear as this water. But as they on TV, “don’t try this at home”.

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