OnePlus 8 launch today: Likely price, specs and how to stream launch event
Sushant Talwar April 14, 2020
After weeks of leaks and rumours, we're about to finally witness the launch of the OnePlus 8 series of smartphones. The series is expected to be populated by two smartphones -- OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The company is also expected to announce two other accessories at the launch, with one of them being the 30W Warp wireless charger and the other the all-new Bullets Wireless Z earbuds.
All four device have been teased ahead of the launch -- and have generated quite a bit of interest too. However, it is definitely the OnePlus 8 phones that will be the main attraction of the event.
Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, OnePlus' big launch event is going to be a virtual one and will be live-streamed across the company's YouTube page and its official website. The event starts at 8:30PM IST today, and for those interested in following it can find the live stream below.
OnePlus 8 Pro: Expected price and specifications
Coming to the phones, both the smartphones have already been revealed to bring super-fast displays to help improve not just gaming, but overall user experience. However, there will be slight differences between the panels used on the two phones.
For example, the OnePlus 8 is said to come with a 6.55-inch FullHD+ 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display, with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a pixel density of 402ppi. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, is tipped to get a 6.78-inch QHD+ 120Hz Fluid AMOLED panel, with a pixel density of 513ppi and an aspect ratio of 19.8:9.
Under the hood, both the new phones from OnePlus have also been confirmed to come with industry-leading hardware. As part of its build-up to the launch, OnePlus has already announced that both the phones will come with Qualcomm's flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 865.
For cameras, OnePlus 8 will get a triple camera set-up, comprising of 48-megapixel primary lens sat next to a 16-megapixel lens and 2-megapixel camera. On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro will sport a quad-camera setup comprised of a 48-megapixel primary lens, another 48-megapixel ultra-wide lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens and a 5-megapixel lens.