Xiaomi’s Redmi is planning the next course for its upcoming smartphones which includes the IP68 dust and water resistance. Redmi’s GM Lu Weibing said the future products of Redmi will likely to have the IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The Redmi K30 Pro is only IP53 rated for dust and water resistance which is the latest launched by the brand and makes it efficient only enough to brave splashes.
In a Weibo post, Lu Weibing justified that the Redmi K30 Pro is well capable of handling dust and water splashes with just the IP53 certification. But the fans didn’t take this well, and soon began to call out Redmi for excluding a premium flagship phones’ feature. The users started asking Redmi to launch IP68-certified products in the future.
This is not certain whether Redmi has been planning all this time for its future products or if it was a rushed decision because of the backlash by fans. But now, Redmi smartphones debuting soon will likely have the IP68 dust and water resistance.
OnePlus has gone so far without mentioning the IP rating for its phones and it claims that the level of resisting dust and water is high enough. But it is hard to back such a claim in the lack of an official IP rating. But recently, the OnePlus 8 series, which is set to launch on April 14, is likely to bear the IP68 rating for the first time.
Now it is likely that Redmi will now get the IP68 rating for its future smartphones.