We still have at least a month until OnePlus is about to make its massive reveal on one of the biggest smartphones the company is making this year. Expectations are high as One Plus fans have desperately been waiting not for one or two, but three new phones hitting the smartphone market.
While there isn’t quite much of a difference between all the three models, other than the size and the name, there are certain leaks, however, indicating what the new phone is going to bring to the table.
Many rumors are already hitting the market about what features will the OnePlus 8 have, but thanks to 91mobile who did a massive reveal and shared detailed information on some of the OnePlus 8 specs.
What Features Does the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Hold?
The Pro and the normal version is going to include a Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G enabled. Both the phones will have the 120 Hz screens and as the company revealed a triple camera deck, it featured a 48MP, 16MP, and 2MP camera sensors.
As far as the Pro version of the phone is concerned, OnePlus 8 Pro not only focuses on the screen size but it has a few more added features. The screen size for OnePlus 8 is around 6.5 inches whereas the screen size for the OnePlus 8 Pro is approximated around 6.65 inches. One of the best things about the OnePlus 8 phone models is that it introduces wireless charging support for the larger 4,500 mAh battery. As far as IP rating is concerned, there is no news out about it as of yet.
For the Lite version, the OnePlus 8 Lite features 5G but only on the sub 6 GHz band.
The lite version of the phone has a smaller screen size of 6.4 inches which does not support a 120Hz screen refresh rate. However, the Lite version of the phone still takes the refresh rate up to 90Hz.
One Plus 8 and One Plus Design
As we all know that the One Plus 7 included a pop-up camera for taking selfies, the One Plus 8 will only feature a simple punch-hole which will be present on the top left corner of the smart screen. As far as the screen size is concerned, it is expected to shrink from 6.67 inches down to at least 6.5 inches and can in fact go up to 6.44 inches. The rumors, for now, suggest it will be smaller than its predecessors.
The same is expected for the PRO too. Other then that, the pop camera is to be removed in order to include the wireless charging feature but that isn’t the only reason. Sources indicate that fans were complaining about reliability issues they had to deal with the pop-up mechanism. The concern usually surrounded water and dust particles getting into the machine and making its performance relatively slow.
A spec breakdown leak suggested that the new phone is going to contain an alloy frame and will feature a glass back. It will also have a Gorilla Glass 6 on the front screen. Also, the OnePlus 8 is expected to have an IP53 rating whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro will have the IP68 rating. It indicates that the new OnePlus devices will be more waterproof compared to the previous OnePlus devices.
Device waterproofing is one area where the OnePlus area shows an inclination to explore.
About the Hardware
As for the hardware, the leaked spec sheet reveals that both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will have have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor which will include the latest 5G capabilities. Both of them will supersede preceding devices in the networking technology as well by replacing 4G with 5G. However, there is no confirmation that all the devices will have the 5G technology. Some of the phones are expected to feature 4G networking technology as well.
The OnePlus 8 will have the standard storage from 128 to 256 GB and will feature an 8 GB RAM. Whereas, the OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to have a 12 GB RAM with almost the same storage.
As far as the battery life is concerned, the OnePlus 8 will feature a 4000mAh battery which will come with the full support of 30W Warp Charge. Whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 4500mAh battery with a 50W Super Warp charge. The phone will feature wireless charging which hasn’t ever been introduced before in any of the OnePlus phone series.
When is the One Plus 8 Series About to Get Released?
As per when One Plus 8 series is going to be released, the phone is going to get a debut somewhere around mid-April. For now, we don’t have an exact date of its launch but for now, sources indicate it will in the middle of the month.
The OnePlus 7T series featured the new Android 10 version right from the start. However, we can expect the same treatment with the OnePlus 8 models. Also, with the new update on Android 11, we can also expect that the OnePlus 8 will readily update to the new version of Android when it arrives in the year 2020. So here’s just about everything that we have learned so far about the new One Plus 8 phones. Do you know anything else? Feel free to share your insight with us only on TechWireHub.