The latest celebrity to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is none other than ... the Samsung Galaxy S5. No, this is not a joke; Samsung' Mobile's official UK YouTube page has posted the footage along with the Android smartphone's challenge to other devices to do the same thing

The video shows the Galaxy S5, using its computer voice, announcing its intentions and then getting hit with ice and water but with no apparent ill effects. Of course, this may also be a way to show that the smartphone is somewhat waterproof. In other words, it's a bit for charity as well as a marketing video.

In the end, the Galaxy S5 challenges the iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8 and the Nokia Lumia 930 to take the same challenge. By the way, the YouTube information note on the page shows that the phone did the challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. What do you think of this rather odd marketing video that also tries to help a good cause?

Update: Our sister website iMore decided to take up Samsung's challenge on its own and posted a video showing the iPhone 5s getting hit with ice water with no ill effects.

Source: Samsung Mobile UK on YouTube