The OnePlus 7 Pro has been presented this past Tuesday as the most advanced device of the Chinese company. Thanks to its 90Hz screen and its configuration of the triple rear camera. However, a factor that many looks at is when buying a phone, it is resistant to present in the most adverse conditions, but the new device can boast this too.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the two smartphones that Chinese technology revealed this Tuesday. This model is a flagship, bigger than the standard version, but it stands out by the display, which, by suppressing all the frames, forced the front camera to migrate to the other side. This time, OnePlus chose to place the lens in a small ejectable tray, which is at the top edge of the equipment. However, despite being an ingenious solution to the problem of lack of space, the fact of integrating moving parts may alienate some more skeptical consumers, who fear for the durability of the component. And it was for them that the Chinese brand made a very special video.
With the help of a block of cement weighing more than 22 kilos, the company has been able to prove that the camera does not break without more or less. To do so, it attached the end of a rope to the block and rolled the other end around the camera chamber. Then, with the help of a machine, the phone was erected, taking the block right behind.
The camera in question has a 16-megapixel sensor and has been tested to support more than 300,000 movements, so it is designed to last more than five years, even if the user gives it intensive use. Note that the camera is able to automatically collapse when the phone detects a fall.
Although impressive and shareable, it is important to note that tests like this are highly controlled and manufactured for a very specific purpose. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is perhaps the best example of how these durability tests are not enough to prove the robustness of an equipment. Remember that the South Korean technology recorded a video where several Folds showing to be opened and closed successively, to prove the durability of the screen and the hinge.
However, shortly after they came into the hands of journalists, the first test units began to break, albeit on account of a protective film that would have been ripped off by users. In this case, there is still the risk of dust or liquid being trapped in the inner camera chamber. It remains to be seen how this can impact it.