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OnePlus 6 teardown reveals real water resistance rating

OnePlus 6 teardown reveals real water resistance rating

The newly launched OnePlus 6 has already been torn down once, and that didn't exactly end on a high note. That said, iFixit's process was more interested in checking out how easy, or hard, it is to repair the smartphone outside of official channels. JerryRigEverything's Zach Nelson, on the other hand, had a specific question in mind when he took his OnePlus 6 apart: just how water-resistant is the OnePlus 6. The answer might just surprise you.

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Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

Apple Watch provides swimmers with radionavigation information

The Apple Watch may soon tell swimmers where to go using radionavigation technology to pinpoint their location. This technology was patented this week by Apple in a document called "Radionavigation for swimmers." This might well be the first use for a smartwatch - any smartwatch - that's unique to a wearable device. Just a hint of this technology was revealed during the first presentation of the Apple Watch Series 2 by Apple back in September of 2016.

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Insta360 ONE waterproof housing revealed

Insta360 ONE waterproof housing revealed

This week the folks behind Insta360 revealed their full waterproof housing accessory for their next-gen spherical camera. The camera is made to be able to capture images and video from whatever angle the user wishes, without the user having to point the cameras lens at their intended subject matter. The waterproof housing allows this camera to be mounted and kept entirely safe from the elements at the same time.

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Pixel 2 teardown shows unusual waterproofing method

Pixel 2 teardown shows unusual waterproofing method

Google was largely criticized last year when its first ever “Made by Google” Pixel phone didn’t come with a suitable IP dust and waterproof rating. Although still not the highest possible, the Pixel 2 this year does considerably better with an IP67 score. It seems, however, that Google has done one small extra step in that direction, which was revealed when JerryRigEveryhing’s Zack Nelson took the already battered Pixel 2 apart. Fortunately it ends on a somewhat good note this time.

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Sony settles Xperia water proofing lawsuit, claims could reach $300

Sony settles Xperia water proofing lawsuit, claims could reach $300

Even before dust and water resistance became a staple of high-end smartphones, Sony has been flaunting high IP grades on its flagship models since 2013. Sadly, it seems that some users have taken Sony’s word for it and didn’t get the results they expected. What they got, instead, was a totally soaked and damaged phone. But now they could be getting some cash as well, now that Sony has agreed to settle the lawsuit instead of just letting it drag on and on ad infinitum. And depending on which phone you got broken, Sony might owe you $100 to $300 in cash.

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LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof

LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof

It’s just a few days before MWC 2017, so, naturally, LG is kicking off its marketing engines into full gear. Which means even more breadcrumbs of clues, some of which we already more or less know. Still, it’s good to see some more or less formal confirmation of those features. LG has all but confirmed that the LG G6 will be waterproof but now it is saying it as clear as this water. But as they on TV, “don’t try this at home”.

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LG G6 teasers promise grace under pressure, under water

LG G6 teasers promise grace under pressure, under water

The way things are, LG might not have any surprises left when it unveils the LG G6 in less than two weeks. It's usual practice is to drop bits and pieces of information leading up to the big reveal, which really only confirms what has already been leaked anyway. In this latest round, LG is practically confirming the smartphone's water proofing, a first for its flagship line, promising peace of mind no matter the accidental circumstances.

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Kyocera rafre washable phone returns, now body soap resistant

Kyocera rafre washable phone returns, now body soap resistant

Water resistance is becoming a much sought after property in smartphones these days, with consumers looking at IP rating as much as specs. But IP scores only tell you how long the device might last under water at a certain depth. They don’t tell you if it’s safe to actually wash the phone with soap and water. Kyocera, famous for its hardened smartphones, said back in 2015 that “yes, yes can!” And now it’s saying it again with an all new “rafre”, now with resistance to more kinds of soap.

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LG G6 reportedly picks waterproofing over removable battery

LG G6 reportedly picks waterproofing over removable battery

More signs point to the LG G6 ditching the features that have made the G-Series the choice for Android power-users, following Samsung and Apple in emphasizing style instead. Whispers about the G6, which is expected to be officially unveiled in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2017 next month, have circulated for some months now, with speculation about what LG would do following the less-than-enthusiastic reception of the LG G5. Now, with the latest batch of leaks, the strategy is starting to get clearer.

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iPhone 8 tipped to have even stronger water resistance

iPhone 8 tipped to have even stronger water resistance

Water resistance, perhaps even more than dust proofing, has become an expected feature of almost every high-end smartphone these days. After all, if you’re paying premium price for such a sophisticated device, you’d expect it to survive a few, hopefully minor, mishaps. Until the iPhone 7, however, Apple’s smartphones haven’t exactly joined that trend. But now that it has, it seems to be going full out. According to multiple sources, the iPhone 8 will feature an ingress protection (IP) rating of IP68, obtaining the highest dust and water proofing score that few smartphones so far enjoy.

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Galaxy A 2017 waterproofing hinted by Samsung itself

Galaxy A 2017 waterproofing hinted by Samsung itself

It seems that Samsung isn't leaving anything to the imagination as far as its upcoming 2017 rendition of the Galaxy A series is concerned. Samsung's Malaysian Facebook account has practically confirmed that those new models, or at least one of them, will be waterproof as rumored previously. Or at least it is not so subtly hinting at it in its latest teaser that, as mentioned, leaves nothing to the imagination. At least it does confirm that the Galaxy A trio could indeed be a formidable mid-range offering next year.

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LG G6 rumors: waterproof, wireless charging, non-modular

LG G6 rumors: waterproof, wireless charging, non-modular

If rumors and leaks were truly prophetic, then we practically have a near complete image of the LG G6’s key features. Those rumors have been pretty consistent in what LG’s next flagship will have. Or, more importantly, what it won’t have. According to the latest sources, the G6 will indeed ditch the modular feature that should have been, but wasn’t, the selling point of the G5 before it. In its stead, the G6 will feature allegedly more expensive waterproofing and wireless charging.

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