Samsung teaser video hints Galaxy S5 is happy when wet

A video published three days before Samsung's Mobile World Congress press conference hints that its new flagship phone might well be waterproof.

A Samsung teaser video suggest the Samsung Galaxy S5 will indeed be waterproof, as one rumor about the flagship Android phone has it.
A Samsung teaser video suggests the Samsung Galaxy S5 will indeed be waterproof, as one rumor about the flagship Android phone has it. screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET

In case the rumors, leaks, and Unpacked event invitation hadn't convinced you that Samsung is on the verge of announcing its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, a new teaser video should.

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The Korean electronics giant's video, published Friday, gives a starring role to the number 5 in the video then concludes with the words "the next Galaxy." That broad a hint doesn't leave much to the imagination, though unlike many teaser videos, the phone itself doesn't make an appearance even in silhouetted form.

By showing a boy on a waterslide with the words "Wet5" overlaid, the video does suggest that one rumored feature -- that the Galaxy S5 will be waterproof -- has some truth. But all will be revealed in good time next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

You can find out the rest during CNET's live blog of Samsung's "Unpacked 2014 Episode 1" event at the show.

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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.

 

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