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OnePlus 6 will get water resistance

Water resistance used to be a unique feature on Sony flagship Xperia smartphones. Today, it’s standard across most new flagship smartphones and that include devices from Apple and even Huawei.

While OnePlus have been pushing the boundary with better specs and different textures, they have been quite reluctant when it comes to water resistance. That’s going to change on their upcoming OnePlus 6 according to its latest teaser.

From the tweet above, the OnePlus 6 could be their first device to officially come with water resistance. It doesn’t state the IP rating except that it is good enough for you to use it under the rain.

Looking back at their previous model, the OnePlus 5, many had tried to submerge the phone and it did survive the dip. There could be some nano water repellent coating for accidental splashes but it isn’t meant to be submerged for a long period of time.

We are hoping OnePlus could get at least an IP67 rating which allows submersion to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. This opens up the possibility of underwater video recording and it offers peace of mind if you’re taking your phone with you to the beach or at the swimming pool.

If all it can survive is rain and spills, OnePlus could be settling for a lower IP53 rating like the standard Huawei P20 and Mate 10. Is water resistance a big deal for you? Let us know in the comments below.

Alexander Wong