T-Mobile previews Samsung Galaxy S7 with underwater unboxing video

If you thought Samsung couldn’t possibly one-up the unboxing craziness of that pre-release llama video from last week, well, you were most likely right. But T-Mobile comes pretty darn close with a weirdly hilarious 2-minute underwater clip starring Product Manager, Engineer and Tech Evangelist Des, aka Desmond Smith, mumbling his way through an unorthodox Galaxy S7 unboxing.

The whole thing should probably start with a “don’t try this at home” warning, since the retail container is obviously ruined by water, and we doubt the wall charger, USB cable and SIM card are doing great too.

But the idea of performing a quick product tour a couple of feet immersed in a pool to highlight the return of a very popular Galaxy S5 feature is undoubtedly cool, and the subtitles make it all perfect. Oh, and guess what, it appears the S7 can snap underwater photos without putting your warranty at risk, unlike the technically water-resistant phones of another well-known manufacturer.

Video streaming is also possible if you get bored snorkeling, but remember to not go deeper than 5 feet and come back to the surface after 30 minutes tops. Those are the standard IP68 limitations, with other key selling points including microSD support, a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, 4GB RAM, wide-angle 12MP rear-facing camera, and 3,000 mAh battery.

In case you want to check out more of the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, circle back to our MWC 2016 hands-on videos, and trio of comparisons against the S6, S6 Edge, and iPhone 6s.

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