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- OnePlus has revealed that solely the North American OnePlus 10T has an IP54 score.
- The European, Indian, and UK fashions lack this score.
OnePlus has embraced IP scores on some smartphones lately, however these scores solely utilized to carrier-locked fashions. Now, the OnePlus 10T has launched, and it seems the IP score state of affairs is not simple right here both.
OnePlus representatives in the US famous that the OnePlus 10T helps an IP54 splash resistance score. Meanwhile, OnePlus representatives in Germany acknowledged that the telephone doesnt have an IP score. So whats the deal, then?
Thankfully, OnePlus India has clarified issues for all fashions. It confirmed that the IP54 score is just for North America, whereas Europe, India, and the UK dont get an IP score.
A historical past of variations
Were guessing that the value of IP certification has one thing to do with this newest flip of occasions. For instance, its believed that the T-Mobile variations of the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 9, and OnePlus 10 Pro gained IP68 scores as a result of the provider was keen to (no less than partially) foot the invoice for IP certification.
Its nonetheless disappointing information although, because it means European, Indian, and UK prospects are technically getting an inferior mannequin. These fashions presumably have the identical ingress safety measures as the North American variant, however it might be good if OnePlus simply provided an official IP score throughout the board like rival manufacturers.
IP scores arent the solely space of function inconsistencies for OnePlus although. Last years OnePlus 9 gained wi-fi charging in each area however India. So we hope the firm begins taking a extra constant strategy and brings the identical mannequin to every area.
Do you care about IP scores on a smartphone?