Rumor Suggests the OnePlus 8 Pro May Come With IP68 Water Resistance

  • A new rumor suggests that OnePlus’ upcoming flagship, known as the OnePlus 8 Pro, will have IP68 certified water/dust resistance.
  • The company is also expected to launch a standard OnePlus 8 model alongside the Pro variant.
  • Older rumors have talked about features like wireless charging making its way to the lineup, despite the company’s CEOs relative displeasure with the current technologies.

As per a cryptic tweet posted by a well-known Twitter source, OnePlus’ upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro, could have IP68 certified water and dust resistance included. This feature has become a standard among modern-day flagships, and one would think it was only a matter of time before OnePlus made this a default feature. Although OnePlus did promise some level of water resistance with its older flagships, the company specifically mentioned that it wouldn’t cover water damages under warranty.

It is also being said that OnePlus 8 will have multiple upgrades both in terms of the display as well as the camera. The mechanized pop-up selfie camera will reportedly be replaced by a punch-hole camera, much like almost every flagship smartphone in the market today.

We can also expect some major upgrades to the rear camera, especially given the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S20. 5G is naturally going to be available with the OnePlus 8, although the company will likely produce LTE variants in large quantities given that its key markets in Asia haven’t quite caught on with 5G networks as of yet.

Rumors in the past have hinted at OnePlus launching a wireless charging phone soon. This was almost confirmed when the company joined the Wireless Power Consortium not too long ago. This was despite the company CEO, Pete Lau, citing his disinterest towards the technology, given that it cannot replicate wired fast charging speeds like the company’s Warp Charge technology which charges phones using 30W of power.

Whatever the case, we hope that features like IP68 water resistance are offered across both models and not just limited to the pricier Pro variant.

Are you looking forward to the OnePlus 8 or the Pro variant?

Source: @MaxJmb

Via: Phone Arena

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