- The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro have been launch in an event that streamed online.
- Both OnePlus 8 series phones are premium phones with top specs.
- The key features of the OnePlus 8 series are its Snapdragon 865 processor and revamped cameras.
The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro have been launched. The two phones have been launched through an online event given that half of the world population is under lockdown, working from home, markets are shut and events stand cancelled.
In markets that are open for business, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro will go on sale soon. We will have many more details about the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro in the coming days, but for now, here is a quick look at the key specifications and features of the OnePlus 8 series phones.
OnePlus 8 series specifications
Processor: Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. This is the top-of-the-line processor for Android phones this year.
RAM: The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro come in two variants: 8GB variant and 12GB variant. But there is one difference. The OnePlus 8 Pro is a phone with DDR5 memory whereas the OnePlus 8 is still using DDR4.
Internal storage: Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are going to be available in two variants: 128GB and 256GB variants.
Screen: The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch screen, with a resolution of 3168 x 1440 pixels. The OnePlus 8 comes with a 6.55-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Both use OLED panels.
Rear camera: The OnePlus 8 Pro has four rear cameras. The primary camera uses a 48-megapixel image sensor paired with an F1.78 lens. The ultra-wide-angle camera also uses a 48-megapixel sensor. The telephoto camera with 3X zoom uses an 8-megapixel image sensor and the fourth camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with colour filter. The OnePlus 8 has three rear cameras: a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 2-megapixel macro lens camera.
Front camera: 16-megapixel front camera with F2.4 lens.
Software: Oxygen OS based on Android 10.
Battery: OnePlus 8 has a 4300 mAh battery. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a 4510 mAh battery. The OnePlus 8 Pro supports fast 30W charging through wired charger as well as a wireless charger. OnePlus 8 lacks wireless charging.
OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro: Special features
Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are full of special features.
-- The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro come with similar metal and glass design. Both have a punch-hole front camera, placed in the left corner of the screen, and both come in multiple funky colours. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes in Onyx Black, Ultramarine Blue and Glacial Green. The OnePlus 8 comes in Onyx Black, Glacial Green and a new colour combo called Interstellar Glow.
-- Camera performance is a big focus for the OnePlus 8 Pro. This phone comes with a new Sony IMX689 sensor with a large 1/1.4" sensor size, which should help users click photos with more detail, even in low light. This is a 48-megapixel sensor. Talking of photos, the OnePlus 8 Pro also supports features like portrait mode for pets, and the ability to click photos with colour filters. The main camera in this phone supports both EIS and OIS. The telephoto camera supports OIS.
-- Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro have a fingerprint sensor, located under the display, and they also support face unlock.
-- The OnePlus 8 Pro display supports 120Hz refresh rate, and can achieve 1300nits brightness. It has received an A+ grade from DisplayMate, a website that tests screens.
-- In India, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro will be available with Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 chip that supports 5G networks.
-- The OnePlus 8 Pro has stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos Audio.
-- The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with LPDDR5 RAM that offers theoretically up to 30 per cent faster memory speed.
-- OnePlus 8 Pro supports Warp Charge 30 that can give its 4510mAh battery 50 per cent power in just 30 minutes.
-- The OnePlus 8 comes with 90 Hz display. It is rated for colour accuracy of JNCD 0.4.
-- HDR 10 and HDR 10+ is supported on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro displays.
-- Both OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro use fast UFS 3.0 storage.
-- Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro come with fast Warp Charge 30T charger in the box.
-- The OnePlus 8 weighs 180 grams and at 8mm thick is one of the most compact phones OnePlus has made yet.
-- OnePlus 8 series phones come with Google Drive 100GB three-month trial plan.
-- The OnePlus 8 Pro has dust and water-proof design with IP68 certification.
How to buy the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro: In India, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro will be on sale in the coming weeks. However, due to coronavirus lockdown, the specific date is not yet available.
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro India price: The India prices of the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro have not been announced yet. The OnePlus 8 is expected to cost around Rs 50,000 while the OnePlus 8 Pro may cost above Rs 60,000 in India.