OnePlus 8 series confirmed to launch with Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 RAM, and 120Hz display

“OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will launch on April 14th with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, LPDDR5 RAM and up to 120Hz refresh rate, among other things

OnePlus 8 series is officially scheduled to launch on April 14th and the lineup is expected to include a vanilla OnePlus 8 and a OnePlus 8 Pro model. We recently saw leaked renders have revealed the design in their full glory. Meanwhile, multiple reports have revealed the specifications of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Now, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in a forum post has confirmed some of these specifications. Unsurprisingly, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 flash storage. Additionally, the brand reaffirms that the OnePlus 8 series will come with a 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display that was announced back in January and 5G connectivity that was also confirmed earlier this month. 

Lau says that it has also included Turbo Write for higher read/write speeds and Host Performance Booster to further improve the random read performance after extended use. However, the executive hasn’t explicitly mentioned all the models in the series would boast these features, so it’s possible only the high-end OnePlus 8 Pro could have them, as suggested by the recently leaked specifications. Furthermore, OnePlus says that it has put in extra efforts into software optimization to maximise the performance of the hardware combination. We expect the company to divulge more information about the upcoming OnePlus 8 series in the days to come.

OnePlus already confirmed all the models in the series will have 5G connectivity, which should further increase their prices.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro specifications

Based on recent reports, the OnePlus 8 is said to come with a 6.55-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display and 90Hz refresh rate. It is said to pack 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 storage. The OnePlus 8 is said to come with triple rear cameras consisting of a 48MP primary sensor, a 16MP secondary unit and a 2MP unit. There will be a 16MP unit on the front. It is said to be equipped with a 4,300mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T fast-charging support and no wireless charging support.

The OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 6.78-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and possibly Corning Gorilla Glass layer as well. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with either 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage. As for the optics, the OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to have quad cameras with dual 48MP sensors, an 8MP snapper and a 5MP sensor. On the front, it is tipped to ship with a 16MP snapper for selfies and video chats. A 4,510 mAh battery with 30W Super Warp 30T fast charging support, 30W wireless charging and 3W reverse wireless charging. The phone is likely to have IP68 water-resistant and an in-display fingerprint sensor.