OnePlus Makes the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Official

Posted on April 14, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware, Mobile with 5 Comments

OnePlus today made its next-generation of flagship devices official. After months of rumours and leaks, the OnePlus 8 series is finally official, and they are exactly what the leaks said they would be.

Specs of the OnePlus 8 series, as you may remember, were leaked in great detail last week. At today’s event, OnePlus is not revealing anything surprising. In fact, reviews of the OnePlus 8 series are already out from some publications.

Either way, let’s talk about the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Both the devices are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor, meaning they come with built-in 5G connectivity. And that’s really about the only main similarities between the two devices.

The regular OnePlus 8, for example, comes with a 6.55-inch Full HD+ display, up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, and up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The display of the device features a refresh rate of 90Hz, which is higher than most mainstream phones. But when it comes to the OnePlus 8 Pro, you are getting a 6.78-inch QHD+ display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. OnePlus 8 Pro also features up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

As for the cameras, the regular OnePlus 8 features a triple camera system with 48MP, 16MP, and 2MP sensors. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, will feature a quad-camera system with two 48MP lenses (one ultra-wide with a full 120-degrees FoV, and one regular lens), as well as a telephoto lens with 3x lossless and 30x digital zoom, and a “unique color filter camera”. Both the devices feature a 16MP front-facing camera.

Another key difference between the devices is the lack of IP68 waterproofing on the regular OnePlus 8. For the batteries, the OnePlus 8 features a 4,300 mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge, whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 4,510 mAh battery with 30W Warp Charging + 30W wireless fast charging (finally), and 3W reverse wireless charging. You can get 60% of charge in 30 minutes with the new Warp Charge 30T, while the wireless charging will give you 50% of charge in half an hour.

The regular OnePlus 8 will be available in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Interstellar Glow finishes whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro will be available in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Ultramarine Blue. The new devices are, as you’d expect, are more expensive than their predecessors. OnePlus is selling the regular OnePlus 8 for $699 for the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, is going to sell for $899 for the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

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5 responses to “OnePlus Makes the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Official”

  1. hellcatm

    I would buy a OnePlus phone if 1. my carrier sold it and 2. if they got OS updates like the Pixel phones. The OS updates are important to me.

    • agizmo

      In reply to HellcatM:

      OnePlus devices work on most carriers now. The catch is the phones don't have CDMA so they can't fall back to 3G on Verizon/Sprint/US Cellular networks. They're also doing better on updates than most manufacturers. OnePlus releases security updates every other month and the 6/6t (from 2018) 7/7t/7Pro are already running Android 10. They claim the 5/5t (2017) will get 10, but I'm not holding out for it.

  2. Shane

    Just ordered the PRO

    Lets see if it lives up to the hype

  3. MikeCerm

    I'm sure they'll be great, but I'm not paying those prices. An iPhone 11 costs $699. $899 for the Pro is way to close to iPhone Pro/Samsung territory, and OnePlus still hasn't managed to provide top-tier camera performance that might justify that price. I would love if OnePlus would stop trying to command higher prices and go back to being the go-to value brand. They need to realize that they're not competing with Apple and Samsung. They never will.

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