OnePlus skips IP water-resistant rating for the upcoming new OnePlus 7 Series
OnePlus has opened up the pre-booking of its new OnePlus 7 Pro, the new flagship from the company on the Amazon India website. OnePlus is also geared up to unveil its new flagship OnePlus 7 series on May 14th.
The company has widely started promoting its upcoming new flagships across social media with teasers of what the new OnePlus 7 phones have to offer. For instance, the company had recently confirmed the new OnePlus 7 Pro would be featuring a buttery smooth display with no notch or whatsoever. It is anticipated to be the fastest display with refresh rates of up to 90Hz, and also the company is said to be equipping 2K AMOLED panel on the OnePlus 7 Pro as well.
OnePlus has posted a new teaser suggesting the next flagship OnePlus 7 would not be featuring IP rating, which certifies the phone whether it is water or dust resistant. The video teaser posted states water resistant ratings for phones would cost more money and claiming that they are bringing less expensive device instead. Which means, the new OnePlus 7 phones would likewise not be IP rated, even though speculations suggest the OnePlus 7 Pro would be priced on the likes of high-end flagships in the country, which are indeed IP 67/68 rated.
Waterproof ratings for phones cost you money. We just bought a bucket. #OnePlus7Series https://t.co/Q0eAKsfMEw pic.twitter.com/4f0RmNpI2t
— OnePlus (@oneplus) May 3, 2019
According to the teaser and OnePlus’s co-founder Carl Pei’s blog post, Carl believes IP rating appears to be the easiest way to prove phone’s capability; however, it doesn’t help the company to focus on the real world experience. He had further explained the whole purpose of the new teaser is said to be showing off the new OnePlus 7 series phones water-resistant quality in the real world, without the need of a specific IP water-resistance rating.
Carl and the teaser video further suggest just like other smartphones which deliver IP water resistant rating, and the new OnePlus 7 series also does not cover water damage. Well, it appears there seems to be a backlash and a disappointment for OnePlus fans for company skipping water resistance IP rating with these new flagships this year as well. This is due to the new OnePlus 7 Pro, which is said to be providing flagship specifications and competing against other high-end flagships that come with IP rating, regardless. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.