Protection against dust and water of smartphones takes time now circling the market, although it has reached a point in which the manufacturers no longer make flaunt it by have been standardized to a certain extent. A device that we carry over to all parties need some extra protection to avoid ending up become a great paperweight, and make it tight is an option that is normalized.
The first big announcement of a mobile submersible was the Sony Xperia Z, there by 2013. Japanese phone presumed IP57 certification against dust and water, protection that allowed him to be submerged up to a meter deep for 30 minutes. It was not a mobile to make diving but yes you gave us guarantees against some accidents. It seems that Google will not point in that sense with the future Pixel, According to the latest information that has come upon them.
Google Pixel splash-resistant
Grades in this water protection offer many more nuanced than those who own manufacturers to promote their products employ. The term “water-resistant” can mean from resist splash, and perhaps that spilling liquid accidentally over the phone, until we can get into a pool with him in the Pocket. In an oversight, clear, because of the warranty.
In this case, Google appears to bet on a protection IP53 for your future Google Pixel, two models of smartphone manufactured by HTC and that we will see presented on 4 October. Presumably with 7.1 Android Nougat, although that’s something little relevant in the matter that concerns us. The fact is that we can not refresh with a Google Pixel in your pocket, or can drop us in the sink at the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S7, which now runs the broadcast networks.
What is the protection IP53? It means that our smartphone will be resistant to both the entry of dust and water, but will be easier to damage by the latter that by first thing. 5 means that phone you can get powder but in a tiny amount that will not spoil mobile, the 3 means that the phone will resist the water spray although this cuts diagonally. Christian, it will withstand rain provided that it is not very abundant or long-lasting and spilling a glass over it. But for safety, dry it soon.
Protection against water has long been a characteristic that manufacturers have not paid much attention but it is curious that now, in 2016, with first line as the S7 Galaxy or iPhone 7 terminals with two protections against dives (IP68 and IP67, respectively), Google bet next to HTC by get rid of it.
Why not make a submersible mobile but you can do it
On the occasion of the launch of the 5 Mi Xiaomi, CEO of the Chinese company was questioned about the absence of protection against dust and water from their terminals. Specifically, on Why did them not submersible as it already began to make much of its competition. The answer is quite illustrative and may explain Google decision.
Explanation of Lei Jun was quite simple, making submersible a smartphone is an expensive and inefficient process. The cost of terminals increases sensitive and it’s a feature easily perishable. Said Lei Jun to any blow that we give to phone, resulting in a scratch or a simple dent, You can do this impermeability is lost.
However, increasingly is less so we know the rest of characteristics of two terminals that promise much on paper and have a commendable task ahead: build a division of hardware that will leave behind the time Nexus and It will begin to show off a new surname “Made by Google”. Remember, on 4 October we have an appointment with Mountain View.