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Wistron says smartphones to be waterproof, have wireless charging this year

Taiwanese iPhone assembler sees Indian handset business breaking even in 2018

iPhone7, right, and iPhone 7 plus

TAIPEI -- iPhone assembler Wistron, a smaller rival to Hon Hai Precision Industry and Pegatron, on Wednesday said that upcoming smartphones are to incorporate a waterproof function and wireless charging. It said this in answer to a question regarding Apple orders this year.

"Assembly process for the previous generations of smartphones have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and the waterproofing will alter the assembly process a bit," Chief Executive Robert Hwang told reporters after the company's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.

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