OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei admits the importance of IP ratings to some extent.
OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 will have some level of water resistance — but without any IP ratings, OnePlus has confirmed through a teaser video posted on social media. The new video comes just days ahead of the formal OnePlus 7 launch that is scheduled for May 14. The company already confirmed that it will bring the OnePlus 7 Pro as well as the vanilla OnePlus 7 at its forthcoming launch event. The new phones are designed to take on various flagship offerings, but most of them notably have a certain IP rating to ensure water resistance to some extent.
The latest 30-second teaser video by OnePlus, which has been posted on Twitter and YouTube, confirms water resistance on the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7. However, the Chinese company explicitly mentioned the absence of any IP ratings.
“Waterproof ratings for phones cost you money. We bought something less expensive instead,” the message in the teaser video reads.
The video also features a bucket in which one of the upcoming OnePlus handsets has been thrown to highlight its water resistance. But it is worth noting here that at around 21 seconds, a fine print confirms that the phone is water-resistant under optimal test conditions, and it’s not covered under the standard warranty. This sounds similar to smartphones that do have IP ratings but their water resistance isn’t covered under the warranty.