While the big brother OnePlus 8 Pro will include official IP68 protection in any version and anywhere in the world - the little brother will offer the coveted feature only in the dedicated versions of Verizon and T-Mobile
The contemporary smartphone world strives to provide users with many more and varied choices than in the past, in a variety of aspects: if in the past we were used to having one and only flagship device with volume Memories Unified, today we see launches of pairs and even triplets of different sub-models in the same generation, each with several volumes Memories Different price levels to ensure that everyone finds something to love.
Some manufacturers even differentiate between devices designed for different regions of the globe with different processing chips (such as the Exynos and Snapdragon in the models).Galaxy S andGalaxy Different from Samsung) and different in the photo sensors, but now we may be anticipating a new precedent on behalf of OnePlus - With water and dust protection that comes as an exclusive addition to models marketed by US cellular operators.
As we explained in our previous article on the subject, the standard international version of theOnePlus 8 Pro will be not only the most expensive product of the Chinese company, but also the first product to enjoy standard and official IP68 protection from water and dust - a feature coveted by many consumers from which the manufacturer previously disliked due to the significant price tag added as a result of third party examination and verification processes. '. God-OnePlus The discounted international, on the other hand, did not share the honor with its brother and will be marketed without standard protection - it is not inconceivable that both models will contain the same internal waterproofing and will be similarly durable in practice, but in practice many buyers will feel safer when the product purchased The official protection declared, and not just below the surface.
The plot twist comes from the US market, where OnePlus enjoys a somewhat rare positive reputation for a brand Smartphones Chinese. The manufacturer plans to market its products in the country through its official personal online store, through the online platform of Amazon - and also in agreements it has entered into with the major operators Verizon and T-Mobile. The two cellular operators will only offer theOnePlus 8, without the Pro version for some reason, with a unique and exclusive Interstellar Glow shade - and with official and exclusive IP68 protection.
According to the report, all modelsOnePlus 8 are designed to be almost completely identical in their structure, which reinforces the hope that the internal protection required from water and dust will be present in each model OnePlus 8 you'll find on the market - but that still doesn't really help explain why only the devices marketed on Verizon and T-Mobile include the required external authentication. Is this a new fashion or just a temporary curiosity that will disappear in the T versions expected at the end of the year, which will all already enjoy IP68 support without exception? We'll see.