The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro features a new screen design called “Rain Water Touch” that can detect touch even when the screen is wet. A video posted by OnePlus on Weibo demonstrates the feature, which uses a special chip to determine the location of the user’s finger on the screen. This is a notable improvement as current smartphones, including those from Apple and Samsung, struggle to function when wet.
To emphasize the advantage of the Rain Water Touch feature, the video compares the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro with an iPhone 14 Pro in a simulated wet condition. It showcases the frustration of trying to unlock and use an iPhone when it’s even slightly wet. The video starts with this common issue to highlight the ease of use provided by the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro.
The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is set to launch in China on August 16th, but its availability in the US has not been announced yet. However, OnePlus has previously released its phones under different names for overseas markets. Therefore, it is possible that the technology showcased in the Ace 2 Pro could be seen in the upcoming OnePlus 12, which bears a strong resemblance to the phone featured in the video.