Do you need IP68 dustproof and waterproof? Some users commented that President Lu had previously suggested that Redmi K40 Pro may support IP68 dust and water resistance. Today, Lu Weibing, president of Xiaomi Group China and general manager of the Redmi brand, said that the Redmi K30 Pro supports IP53-level life protection against splashes. ‘I don’t think IP68 is needed.’
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Lu Weibing further stated that if you like IP68, ‘we will consider adding in future products.’
At present, many models on the high-end flagship market support IP68 dust and water resistance. Among them, we can mention the Huawei P40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro Max, OPPO Find X2 Pro, Google Pixel 4 XL, Sony Xperia 1, and so on.
The biggest advantage of IP68 protection is that it can effectively prevent equipment failure caused by accidental water drop. Considering that this feature is only supported on high-end flagships, there have been all reasons to think Redmi’s only true flagship will support it as well.
However, this time, the company decided to skip it. At least, the company president thinks it’s not required nowadays. But if there is a pressure on the manufacturer for adding this feature, we will see it in the upcoming models for sure. Anyways, the Redmi K30 Pro is a genuine flagship smartphone with a number of unprecedented features. So the lack of IP68 waterproof feature doesn’t overshadow it at all. And we hope the Redmi K40 Pro will not miss it.