OnePlus, a Chinese smartphone maker, might have solved a key pain point for customers - using the screen when it is wet. In the current generation of phones (most of them), if your screen gets wet, you can't really use it effectively. You need to wipe the water, pray it hasn't gone inside the body, and then see if it is working. Apple, while has delivered great waterproofing tech with its iPhones, hasn't been able to equip the devices to be used while having a wet screen.
OnePlus might have figured this out as you read this. Note that OnePlus has a new phone coming up today called the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro. The company is rumoured to be using a new display tech called Rain Water Touch that would potentially allow users to access the display and interact with the phone even when the screen is wet.
Now according to a Gizmochina report, OnePlus has posted a video on Weibo showing off what the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro looks like. In the video that OnePlus shared, it can be seen that the touch inputs are working correctly even when the screen is splashed with water. Even in a foggy environment, the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro seemed to be working just fine.
To make the tech work, OnePlus is said to be using a new custom screen chip with three new core touch algorithms. The 'Rain Water Touch' tech is something that all of us need on our smartphones, at least the flagship phones, which burn a hole in the pocket of most customers. However, this doesn't mean that the new phone from OnePlus is necessarily a waterproof one like the iPhone.
The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro will make its debut in the Chinese market today.