Samsung although announced two new flagships in its Galaxy S arena and also brought back the IP68 water-resistant capabilities and microSD card support, and today we got to learn here is that both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge’s USB charging ports equipped with moisture sensors. To prevent the phones from charging when humidity is detected. Details in full can be found right after this jump.
However, it was recently discovered that Samsung went beyond issuing a warning and it’s important to note that a micro-SD card support and packaing a larger battery setup, alongside water-resistant is definitely be a major point when go purchase a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge when compared to its predecessors. Unfortunately, the two Galaxy S 2016 smartphones doesn’t bring is the USB Type-C ports, nevertheless, brings with it a special moisture sensor inside the USB charging ports.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge charging ports now has moisture sensor that indeed prevents the phones from charging when humidity is detected and it will try to charge it right after giving it a batch, the mobiles will pop an adequate mesage and refuse to charge.
What is humidity sensor? It is actually a moisture sensor that is so sensitive that third-party charging cables do not adhere to Samsung’s specifications can accidentally trip the warning, also called warning sensor. This feature actually disable the charging completely if the port is wet, somewhat handy inclusion that coulkd even save your phone from potential short circuit. If the charging USB port got wet, users will need to wait for some time before it started working, again.
There’s a big difference between waterproof and water-resistant, and Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are sporting the latter port. Moisture sensor in USB port of the gadgets would be playing its best part as the time user may not notice it that the port is wet at the time of charging, alerts you from damaging your phones.
Hope! A Reddit user shared experience under the thread “moisture detected” and added.
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