According to an industry insider, in the first half of 2018 Xiaomi will launch its first rugged phone. The phone is tipped to have a waterproof, shockproof and dustproof chassis. In years, the company has never released a device with an IP certification that guarantees a waterproof design. Mi6 is the only phone by the company with a splashproof design, but it is not waterproof. But the moment may be coming soon.
According to the first rumors, this phone may be the Xiaomi Mi7. Lei Jun has declared that a rugged phone by the company would cost more than a device without any protection for water resistance. Customers should spend from 20 to 30 percent more to buy a waterproof phone, and it is not so good for the company as it is known for selling cheap flagships.
But Lei Jun has also added that if the customers are ready to pay more, the company may think about releasing a waterproof phone. Actually almost every phone among the best flagships on the market has water resistance: from Samsung Galaxy’s to iPhones, and also Sony, LG and many other brands’ flagships. Would you buy a rugged Xiaomi flagship with water resistance that will be sold at a higher price?