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OnePlus 8 series leaks: Design, specifications, Launch date

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OnePlus 8 series leaks: Design, specifications, Launch date

OnePlus has dropped hints about new phones more than ever and before an announcement is made, here's a list of everything we know about the alleged OnePlus 8 sequence.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. The OnePlus 8 could end up getting massive upgrades this year with curved edge display.
  2. OnePlus 8 Pro will get a 120Hz display similar to Samsung Galaxy S20 series.
  3. OnePlus will reserve the OnePlus 8 Lite for later in the year.

The latest OnePlus phone is an exciting affair for smartphone enthusiasts and with the forthcoming OnePlus 8 series, the level of excitement is still strong. Leaks and rumors started to arrive just before the OnePlus 7 T Pro hit the market and over the months there's so much about these phones that you can practically miss the launch event and wait for the phones to go directly about sale before you purchase one.

Off late, there were numerous new leaks and renders that tend to repeat the same things. Nonetheless, tipsters have reported a minor change in the plans. Instead of releasing three models under the OnePlus 8 line, for now only OnePlus will carry the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 Lite can arrive later in the year, similar to the OnePlus 7 from last year. In addition, these new phones are set to be launched on April 15 but thanks to novel coronavirus, via an online event instead of the normal mega on-ground case.

That still leaves us with some time to soak in everything we know about these two phones and so, before OnePlus starts teasing, here's a bunch of all the things we know about the OnePlus 8 sequence.

OnePlus 8: What’s new for the flagship killer?

There is a lot that's going to be part of the daily model based on the leaks. Some of the stuff might look like improvements to the OnePlus 7 T, but the OnePlus 8 should be similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro instead of the OnePlus 7 T in terms of the overall package. And isn't that a good thing?

To start with the display, the OnePlus 8 will most likely retain the 90Hz display as seen on the OnePlus 7T. However, OnePlus has already teased its 120Hz display and to gain a competitive edge over upcoming phones like Redmi K30 Pro, Mi 10 and existing phones like Realme X50 Pro 5 G and Asus ROG Phone 2, OnePlus may be switching to 120Hz for the regular model. The panel is said to have curved corners, and the front camera will obtain a punch-hole cutout instead of the notch. The screen resolution is said to be stuck at 1080p though.

Nside, OnePlus 8 will use a Snapdragon 865 chipset and, as onePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed, it will support 5 G networks in all markets. On the standard edition, you can expect oneplus to club up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It is also expected that the battery would be upgraded to 4000mAh and the Warp Charge 30 T will perform the fast charging duties.

The camera is where one wants the phone to receive major upgrades. The rear camera could end up using the new Sony IMX686 64-megapixel sensor that could be supported by an ultra-wide camera and a 2x optical zoom, similar to the OnePlus 7T. The front camera could use the same 16-megapixel camera we saw on the OnePlus 7 T sequence.

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With 5 G included, for this year's base model, the OnePlus 8 is expected to start from Rs 40,000. It is a big improvement over the OnePlus 7 T but gives OnePlus an opportunity to launch the OnePlus 8 Lite later in the year.

OnePlus 8 Pro: Where’s OnePlus settling this year?

Could be pretty strong. The OnePlus 8 Pro takes the game up to Samsung's Galaxy S20 series and the world's Apple iPhones.

There's no way that onePlus might be settling for the 120Hz Quad HD+ AMOLED display that OnePlus announced last month, beginning with the camera. The 120Hz refresh rate will make gameplay and animations smoother. The monitor will have curved edges as normal but oneplus will go for a punch-hole cutout to position the 32-megapixel camera instead of the pop-up camera.

The OnePlus 8 Pro gets the same Snapdragon 865 chipset as the standard model but OnePlus could end up giving the phone up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of top-end storage. The phone could end up with a 4500mAh battery and chances are it will use the same fast 50W Super VOOC charging or even Oppo's 65W fast charging. Rumors say that this year's OnePlus 8 Pro might also end up being powered wirelessly and rated IP68.

As for the main cameras, the OnePlus 8 Pro will use Sony's same 64-megapixel sensor, along with an ultra-wide-angle 16-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel telephoto camera. A 108-megapixel camera identical to the Galaxy S20 Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi 10 is also indicated by rumours.

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