There’s a lot of news coming in left and right about the soon to be launched OnePlus 7 and the 7 Pro. Amongst the latest line of news is the revelation that OnePlus made. They are not going to add any IP certification or water resistance rating to their upcoming devices. This means that the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro won’t have any official rating for water damage protection. This also means that in case of significant water damage people won’t be able to claim anything. This is because of the fact that OnePlus has no clear cut terms on what’s covered.
Here’s the official video posted by OnePlus which shows them dropping a phone in a bucket.
The logic claimed by the guys at OnePlus is that because Water resistant ratings cost money for certification, they are going to skip it. But this opens up a whole lot of debate about a phone which’s nearing $700 in price tag. Is it good on OnePlus’s part to do something like this?
Read more: OnePlus 7 Pro price in India leaked
And if they are actually saving money by doing so why is the cost for the upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro going to touch almost 50K INR?
There’s a lot of data to process from this announcement. This announcement implies that OnePlus doesn’t consider the cost of IP rating testing worth it. So that’s why they are cutting down on that front. This also can be a good strategy to make their devices cheaper than the competition.
By showcasing the whole bucket thing in their official video they are going out on a limb and saying that yes our devices can handle this much water. But the problem here is that there’s no certainty about how much depth or water pressure their upcoming smartphones would be able to handle. There would be no word on time as well.
Read more: OnePlus 7 Pro 3X optical zoom support
Because of this non-standardized process, the whole water damage thing wouldn’t be covered by the warranty too. Hence it’s kinda misleading on their part if the pricing isn’t exactly lucrative to push their phones as completely waterproof/water resistant.
So guys what do you think about this? Do let us know in the comments section below!
Keep visiting for more such awesome posts, internet tips, gadget reviews, and remember we cover,
“Everything under the Sun!”