OnePlus phones are generally considered some of the best smartphones on the market in terms of sheer value for money. Unfortunately, some features like wireless charging and an IP rating were cut in order to get to a palatable price point.
Now, frequent tipster Max J has tweeted a concept image, suggesting that the OnePlus 8 series will gain a significant IP rating (i.e. IP67 or IP68). Check it out below.
— Max J. (@MaxJmb) February 15, 2020
The tweet is merely a concept image from an unofficial source once again, so we have to take everything with a grain of salt. But the leaker created a similar image earlier this year to convey that the OnePlus 8 Pro might get wireless charging. And we’ve since seen a few leaks and suggestions that the feature is indeed coming.
The latest news likely points to the OnePlus 8 Pro being water-resistant with a proper rating rather than the cheaper standard model too. After all, OnePlus cited the expense of IP rating certification as one hurdle with previous phones like the OnePlus 7 series.
Both of these features would go a long way towards putting OnePlus on an equal footing with the likes of Samsung, LG, and Huawei in terms of premium functionality. But we do wonder what this would mean for the OnePlus 8 Pro price.
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