carrierlocked oneplus 8 is ip68 rated unlocked models arent rated

Yesterday OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 and it became clear that the Pro is the maker’s first officially-certified IP68 water-resistant phone. This was announced on stage, but it appears that there’s more to the story.

It turns out that some OnePlus 8 are also IP68 rated – those headed to US carriers. The news was first delivered by Michael Fisher (@theMrMobile) and later confirmed by Verizon’s own website.

Verizon sells the OnePlus 8 5G UW with a $100 premium, but it does come with mmWave 5G support, which certainly involved a major redesign. The need for…