Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE & S9 FE+ Waterproof?

Samsung’s most iconic FE series, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ are here and are brought up with a number of interesting features and enhancements. Delivering an essential environment, expressive creativity, and seamless productivity, these two powerful devices offer the most intuitive, versatile user experience. Featuring the most improved speed and performance, these latest Tab FE series also sport industry-level IP68 protection, making them a show stopper. But are they really waterproof? Let’s find out in this article.

Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ IP68 Ratings

Offering enhanced durability, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ have received IP68 ratings, which are conducted under lab test conditions that make both the devices water and dust-resistant, alongside the inbox S-pen. However, the water-resistant capacity is up to 1.5 meters of freshwater submersion for around 30 minutes. On the flip side, the IP or the Ingress Protection ratings are the standard mark of protection from solid as well as liquid ingress. At the same time, the first digit in an IP rating indicates that the device has protection against solid ingress such as fine sand or dirt. At the same time, the last digit following the IP ratings highlights liquid component protection like water. 

Furthermore, the first digit, 6 in an IP rating, is the highest mark of tests conducted and indicates that the device is fully dust resistant. The last digit, 8, is the highest level of protection against liquid ingress like water, making the device water resistant. Therefore, it’s clear that the newest Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ and the inbox S-Pen are water resistant but not waterproof. 

Although the water and dust resistance of both these devices is not permanent and may diminish over time, it’s highly recommended not to take both these for beach or pool activities. In addition, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ have IP68 ratings for submersion in freshwater, as salty or chlorine-rich water from pools can adversely harm your device and might cause some potential risks. 

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