OnePlus allows you to sink OnePlus 7 in a bucket of water, but does not guarantee water protection

OnePlus is getting ready for the presentation of the new OnePlus 7 flagships, advertising their capabilities with all their might. And one

One of the controversial features of the smartphone is its water resistance.

Doesn't drown

As evidence, the manufacturer shot a video in which one of the OnePlus 7 line models (which one is not specified) is dipped into a bucket of water.

Thus, the company claims that its flagship is water resistant. But at the same time he adds that OnePlus 7 does not have any degree of IP protection.

That is, it seems possible to drown the gadget, but the official guarantee does not cover damage from water. Therefore, it is better not to repeat this trick at home.

Why is that?

Looks like OnePlus just decided to save moneyfor certification. Most likely, P2i water-repellent coating and insulation of buttons and connectors were used instead. It is unclear whether the retractable front camera is securely protected.

“We know that IP rating would be the simplesta way to prove the capabilities of our phone, but certification does not help bring our attention to the actual experience of use. That’s why we created this video to show you what our waterproof performance can really mean for you in real life,” OnePlus said in a statement.

Let us remind you that the same story happened with last yearOnePlus 6T. He also did not have an official IP classification, but he survived immersion in water easily, which was repeatedly proven by both video bloggers and the users themselves.