Smartphones now-a-days are really smart, they have come a long way from last decades. One of the most important and positive features demanded and provided by the buyers and producers respectively is the immersion proof that is the phone being water resistant feature. Be it the latest Galaxy flagships from Samsung or the new iPhones, all of them are water-resistant to a certain degree.
Lately Apple’s new launched iPhone7 and iPhone7 Plus got water-resistant capabilities, hence, it won’t be too much to expect Google to adopt the same feature as well. But if you are expecting the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones to be water-resistant, you are likely to be disappointed. According to a report, the upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be IP53 certified, as opposed to the IP67 certification on Apple’s new iPhones.
Android Police cites a person familiar with the matter to claim Google's upcoming Pixel smartphones will have dust and water resistance rating of IP53, which means they cannot be termed as being water-resistant at all. Smartphones that already have IP53 rating are usually not referred to as water-resistant by their manufacturers as there is no extra protection against water in these devices.
Based on what the media source have come across so far, the Google Pixel is expected to feature a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It is also expected to include a fingerprint scanner at the back, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Google Pixel XL, on the other hand, is likely to feature a larger 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820/821 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB and 128GB storage options, 12-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, a 3,450mAh battery, and USB Type-C port. Both smartphones are expected to run on Android Nougat 7.1 out-of-the-box.