- The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are the brand’s latest flagship offerings
- The handsets run Android 10-based OxygenOS out of the box with Dark Theme 2.0
- The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro India launch may happen once the nation-wide lockdown is lifted
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro has been launched as OnePlus’ latest flagship offerings. Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro rock Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and come with 5G connectivity. In India, the phones will only offer 4G connectivity due to the lack of 5G infrastructure in the country. The handsets flaunt glass backs, punch-hole displays, and vertically-aligned rear camera setups. While the OnePlus 8 packs triple rear cameras, the Pro model has as many as four cameras on the back panel. Furthermore, the OnePlus 8 Pro becomes the first smartphone from the brand to come with 120Hz display, IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating, and wireless charging support. The vanilla OnePlus 8, on the other hand, lacks wireless charging support and features 90Hz display, the same as the last two generations of OnePlus smartphones.
OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro prices and sale date
The OnePlus 8 price in the US is set at $699 (~Rs 53,000) for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option, while the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant costs $799 (~Rs 60,600). The OnePlus 8 Pro, meanwhile, has been priced at $899 (~Rs 68,900) and $999 (~Rs 75,800), respectively, for the two configurations. The handsets will be available for sale in the country April 29th, and in Europe, pre-orders are beginning right now with the open sale on April 21st.
While the OnePlus 8 comes in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Interstellar Glow, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be available in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Ultramarine Blue. We can expect the OnePlus 8 series India launch details, namely the prices and the sale dates, to be announced once the nation-wide lockdown is lifted.
OnePlus has also announced 30W Warp Charge wireless charger that can juice up the compatible devices such as OnePlus 8 Pro from nothing to 50 percent in 30 minutes. The OnePlus Wireless 30W Charger price has been set at $69.95 (~Rs 5,321) and $79.95 (~Rs 6,082) for the pad and stand versions, respectively. The charging dock features a built-in fan at the rear-side to dissipate heat and avoid overheating and ‘Sleep Mode’ feature to turn off the cooling fan at night.
OnePlus 8 Pro specifications
Starting with the OnePlus 8 Pro specifications, the handset ships with a 6.78-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED display that bears 1,440 x 3,168 pixels resolution, punch-hole design, 19.8:9 aspect ratio, HDR Boost, and 3D Gorilla Glass protection. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is the most powerful chipset for Android phones at the moment. There is Snapdragon X50 chipset onboard as well for 5G connectivity. The SoC is paired with Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. The OnePlus 8 Pro also comes with MEMC technology that boosts the frame rate of a standard video from 24fps to up to 120fps for a smooth and less blurry experience. The tech is considered ideal for sports and action-packed content.