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Verizon’s version of the OnePlus 8 won’t work with cases for other models of the phone

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Verizon has its personal unique model of the OnePlus 8, the “OnePlus Eight 5G UW,” designed particularly for its community with further mmWave radio options to assist Verizon’s 5G community (which solely operates within the mmWave band). However as discovered by Reddit user /u/bud-dho, the adjustments to the cellphone to suit the extra radio know-how imply that the Verizon model has its quantity buttons moved decrease than the unlocked and T-Cell fashions, so commonplace OnePlus Eight circumstances gained’t match (via 9to5Google).

An analysis from PhoneArena of the FCC paperwork for the 2 variants makes the problem clear: the Verizon mannequin has a number of further mmWave modules, considered one of which is immediately positioned the place the quantity switches are. It possible gained’t have an effect on all circumstances — ones with cutouts for the quantity buttons can most likely simply characteristic bigger cutouts, however it might take a while earlier than case makers catch on, and circumstances that fully cowl the buttons gained’t work.

The issue is that the majority circumstances for the OnePlus Eight on websites like Amazon are designed for the unlocked / T-Cell {hardware}, not Verizon’s particular variant. If you need a case that’ll suit your OnePlus Eight 5G UW correctly, odds are you’ll must get it from Verizon immediately, the place circumstances are usually dearer and the choice extra restricted.

The moved buttons aren’t the one distinction on the Verizon mannequin — it’s additionally rated for IP68 water resistance (as is the T-Cell model), an official designation that the unlocked model lacks.

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