OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro: All you need to know before April 14 Launch

OnePlus has started gearing up to launch its upcoming OnePlus 8 flagship series on 14th April.

Key hardware specifications:

  • 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • So, if you’ve been wondering what the OnePlus 8 series will have in store for us, then here’s a quick rumor roundup of both the upcoming flagships:

OnePlus 8

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Display and camera:

  • Starting off with the design, OnePlus may be looking to refine its flagship lineup with the launch of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
  • It will adopt a Samsung-like approach going forward.
  • The design will now be the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro phones from last year, with a dual-curved display and vertical camera setup, minus the pop-up selfie camera.
  • The pop-up mechanism will be swapped out for a punch-hole-style selfie snapper, as per the reports.
  • It’s expected to a 16MP sensor, which is okay.
  • In the camera department, OnePlus 8 will stray away from the circular bump seen on its predecessor and include a vertical setup that we’ve already seen on the Pro models.
  •  It’s rumored to be a triple camera array with a primary 48MP (f/1.8) sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
  • Yes, it looks like the company will ditch the telephoto lens (present aboard the OnePlus 7T) in favor of a depth sensor for, maybe, better portrait photography.

Image Courtesy: WinFuture

Screen:

  • OnePlus 8 is expected a sport a 6.55-inch Full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
  • It’s the same as the previous gen 7T phone, no upgrades for the non-Pro variant here.
  • The panel will support HDR10+, have better color accuracy,
  • Faster in-display fingerprint sensor, and more.

Configuration

  • The latest Snapdragon 865 chipset from Qualcomm will power this smartphone.
  • Snapdragon X55 modem onboard for 5G support (dual mode 5G, SA and NSA support).
  • The rumors suggest there will be two OnePlus 8 configurations – 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB.
  • The company will use the faster LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage, along with Turbo Write, as revealed officially.

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Battery:

  • OnePlus 8 will most likely come equipped with a 4,300mAh battery but weigh just around 178 grams – less than OnePlus 7T at 198 grams.
  • The company won’t upgrade the charging speeds on the non-Pro, so expect to see the existing 30W Warp Charge 30T adapter in the box.
  • The standard variant won’t support wireless charging, as per the leaks.
  • You can check out the wireless charging details for the Pro variant down below.

Colors:

  • OnePlus 8 will arrive in three attractive colorways – Glacier Green, Interstellar Glow, and Onyx Black.

OnePlus 8 Pro

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Display and Camera:

  • The overall design and construction of the OnePlus 8 Pro will be the same as the non-Pro variant.
  • The key areas of differentiation will be the display and cameras.
  • On the front, OnePlus 8 Pro will feature a larger 6.78-inch 2K+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate.
  •  This is a notch above the OnePlus 7T Pro.
  • The panel is also expected to have permanently activated 10-bit HDR support and 1300 nits of peak brightness, as per the leaks.
  • OnePlus 8 Pro is rumored to feature a quad-camera system with two 48MP sensors.
  • Incorporate a primary 48MP (f/1.78) Sony IMX689 sensor that we recently saw make its debut on the Oppo Find X2.
  • This will be coupled with an ultra-wide 48MP (f/2.2) Sony IMX586 sensor with a 120-degree FOV, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical magnification, and finally, a 5MP depth sensor.
  • In the official marketing image above, you can notice that there’s also a dual-LED flash and laser autofocus next to the three-cameras on the back.
  • There’s currently no info on which lenses are optically stabilized.
  • Further, OnePlus is said to have invested heavily in the camera department but it’s something we will be able to test out once we get our hands on the device.
  • All of this has officially been confirmed, along with the presence of a dedicated MEMC chip onboard. It will enable the device to upscale 24fps content to 120fps to offer you a far more immersive experience.

Configuration:

  • OnePlus 8 Pro will probably be the company’s first smartphone with an official IP rating.
  • The device is said to carry an IP68 rating, which means it will officially be more water and dust resistant than before.
  • The non-Pro variant is expected to have an IP53 rating.

Image Courtesy: Twitter/Max J.

Battery:

  • Finally, the device will be backed by a 4,510mAh battery with a Warp Charge 30T adapter – same as its predecessor, the 7T Pro.
  • This may come as a disappointment for some as we had expected OnePlus to finally debut its own version of SuperVOOC with this lineup.
  • But, you would be related to know that OnePlus will finally embrace wireless charging.
  • OnePlus 8 Pro will most likely also be the first OnePlus to support wireless charging. It is said to feature 30W wireless charging, along with 5W reverse wireless charging support.

Color:

  • OnePlus 8 Pro will also be available in three colorways – Glacier Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue.

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