OnePlus 8 gets BIS certification in India, expected to launch in Q2 2020

“OnePlus 8 is not expected to launch until Q2 2020 and it will likely come with a 120Hz display”

OnePlus 8 with model number IN2011 has been spotted on the database of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in India. A variant of the handset with model number IN2010 was previously spotted at the database of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The OnePlus 8 BIS certification does not reveal any new information about the device, but it suggests that the smartphone will launch in India, which doesn’t come as a surprise. OnePlus 8-series is expected to launch in Q2 2020.

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While BIS certification doesn’t reveal any new information of the device, it is a sign that the device would launch in India.

OnePlus 8-series flagships are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, run on Android 10 OS and pack up to 12GB RAM. The lineup will include three phones this time around, OnePlus 8 Lite, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 Lite will be an affordable mid-range phone with a Dimensity 1000 SoC. CAD renders of the OnePlus 8 Lite suggest it will come with punch-hole display. While the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite are expected sport 90Hz refresh rate screens, the Pro variant is likely to rock a 120Hz Quad HD+ panel that was announced in China on January 13th. Rumours are rife that OnePlus might finally introduce wireless charging support on the upcoming OnePlus 8-series.

OnePlus 8 Lite is said to flaunt 6.4-inch or 6.5-inch flat OLED display with a centre-positioned punch-hole cutout and Type-C port with fast-charging support. It is said to measure 159.2 x 74 x 8.6mm and will have 5G connectivity as well. The OnePlus 8 Pro variant is said to rock quad-camera setup at the back, while the standard OnePlus 8 could get a vertically-arranged triple camera setup.

Separately, the OnePlus 8 Pro bearing model number IN2023 was recently spotted on the Geekbench benchmarks platform with a score of 4,296 in single-core and 12,531 in multi-core tests.

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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
★★★★★
★★★★★
Display
★★★★★
★★★★★
Software
★★★★★
★★★★★
Camera
★★★★★
★★★★★
Performance
★★★★★
★★★★★
Battery
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pros

  • Vibrant and punchy 90Hz display
  • Excellent performance and thermal management
  • Great battery life
  • Best-in-class Android experience

Cons

  • Night photography is iffy
  • Macro camera is unnecessary and bad
  • Pricing could have been better
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