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

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

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

The issue is that almost all 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 need to get it from Verizon instantly, the place circumstances are usually costlier 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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