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OnePlus takes on the wet touchscreen problem

I got caught in the rain twice last week. That probably says more about my general lack of preparedness

OnePlus takes on the wet touchscreen problem

I got caught in the rain twice last . That probably says more about my general lack of preparedness than anything, of course, but I was reminded both times how much is sucks attempting to use a wet touchscreen.

I wouldn't say 's the largest single issue facing smartphones today, but in an era when device makers seem to focused on little more than spec races and unusual form factors, it's good to see a company tackling a genuine issue.

is showcasing “Rain Touch,” a feature designed wet touchscreens more useable. 9to5 Google spotted the news, which debuted on the hardware maker's Weibo channel.

Image Credits: OnePlus

The video showcases a OnePlus device going head-to-head with , while being mercilessly bombarded by artificial rain and fog. It should help with recently washed or very sweaty hands, as well.

OnePlus says the system utilizes a combination of silicon and a custom to determine finger placement and work around the issues with water, which conducts electrical signals, like the hand.

The feature is set to debut on the Ace 2 Pro, which will be officially unveiled in later week. Presumably the feature will be added to other upcoming OnePlus releases, as well as those its parent brand, .

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