Google Pixel and Pixel XL won’t be waterproof, said to be IP53 certified

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Another day another another rumor about the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones have surfaced and the latest one is not something to be excited about.

Android Police has now revealed that the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones will be IP53 certified. This means the phones will not be waterproof which is a bummer. Recently launched flagships like iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy Note7 are IP67 and IP68 certified, meaning you can immerse the phones into water. Unfortunately, the upcoming Pixel devices will not come with IP67 and IP68 certification and hence you cannot dunk them into water.

The IP53 certification means the water will not go inside the phones if they are splashed with water. With an IP53 rating, a device is more prone to damage from water when it is lying down in a horizontal position. In addition, although the phones are not dustproof the IP53 standard will not allow ingress of dust.

Google is all set to announce Pixel and Pixel smartphone manufactured by HTC at an event on October 4.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+