One of the Galaxy S5’s best features may not make it to the Galaxy S6

You may not be able to do this with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

You may not be able to do this with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

At this point we’re expecting a lot of great things from the Galaxy S6 — including stellar specifications and an all-new design. But like any other smartphone, it won’t be perfect. According to a new report, Samsung’s next-generation flagship will drop one of the features that made the Galaxy S5 so great: water-resistance.

Last year’s Galaxy S5 was one of a small bunch of flagship devices that was IP67-certified for water-resistance, which means it doesn’t just withstand a few raindrops, but up to 3.2-feet if water for up to 30 minutes. You can take it in the pool, the bath, or to the beach and you don’t have to worry about getting it wet.

But if you’re planning to upgrade to the Galaxy S6, it seems you’ll have to be a little more careful with your handset around liquids. Korea’s DDaily reports that Samsung is scrapping a water-resistant form factor for the regular Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge in favor of something more premium; the device is thought to be made of glass and metal, with little plastic in sight.

But Samsung is giving up on water-resistant handsets. In fact, sources say another Galaxy S6 variant — likely the Galaxy S6 Active — will be available with IP67 certification, and perhaps a more traditional Samsung design. If this is a feature that’s important to you, then, you’ll likely want to wait for this model.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress in early March, so we’ll know more about its design and features then. Recent rumors have claimed it will have cutting-edge specifications like a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and 4GB of RAM, but could snub Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 CPU in favor of a Samsung Exynos chip.