Oneplus smartphones have lacked features like IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Now, reports claim that the upcoming Oneplus 8 Pro will feature IP68 water and dust resistance.
A known leakster Max.J has tweeted from his official Twitter handle, an image of a OnePlus handset with the word “Water” clearly written on it. His Twitter image post shows a smartphone with a punch-hole camera setup at the top-left corner of the phone display. In the same thread, he also mentioned that it is a concept image.
Currently, it is also unknown if the Oneplus 8 Pro will be the only model to receive it, or if it would be a feature common to the entire lineup.
The company is expected to launch three smartphones in the Oneplus 8 series – OnePlus 8, the OnePlus 8 Pro, and the OnePlus 8 Lite. The Oneplus 8 Pro is expected to arrive with the best hardware configuration which includes Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC processor. The phone will be equipped with a 6.65-inch OLED display. It could be coming with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage.
The rear panel will reportedly feature a vertically aligned quad-camera setup with LED flash with a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main lens, a 20-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom support, and a 3D ToF sensor. It could be housing a 4,500mAh battery with fast charging support.
Although the company clearly sees the rating as unnecessary, it is well worth labeling or having one to boost the device’s feature list and even better compare with other flagships it competes against in the market.