The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have gone official. Owing to the COVID-19 crisis engulfing the planet, OnePlus didn’t host a physical event. Instead, the corporate unveiled the OnePlus 8 series via a streamed session. As expected, there are two new smartphones The OnePlus 8 and therefore the OnePlus 8 Pro and both of them are going to be coming to India.

Both smartphones are powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC, sport high refresh rate displays and multi-camera setups. Interestingly enough, all the leaks that were doing the rounds are true. OnePlus itself had kept fans on a drip-feed of data for the past few days and on Tuesday evening, it let the floodgates open. Let’s check out each smartphone individually
Just like last year, the OnePlus 8 is that the default for many while the OnePlus 8 Pro is that the premium flagship. Naturally, there are some features that aren’t present within the OnePlus 8, but overall the improvements begin more as incremental instead of ground-breaking.


The OnePlus 8 features a 6.55-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, an equivalent size because of the OnePlus 7T. Only this point, rather than a waterdrop notch, there’s a small punch-hole camera within the top left corner of the panel. The screen offers a 90Hz refresh rate and boasts of HDR10+ certification and a 20:9 aspect ratio.


It’s powered by the Snapdragon 865 and since of Qualcomm’s decision to incorporate a 5G modem, the OnePlus 8 is additionally 5G-ready. Of course, that won’t do one much good here in India till 5G networks debut. OnePlus also increased the RAM on the OnePlus 8 with a 12GB variant alongside another 8GB one. Both are LPDDR4X. The newer LPDDR5 RAM module visited the professional model. Furthermore, it comes with the 2-Lane USB 3.0 storage with 128GB and 256GB variants. There’s also a bigger 4,300mAh battery this point that tops up employing a Warp Charge 30T charger that’s included within the box.

Unlike the OnePlus 8 Pro that packs a quad-camera setup, the OnePlus 8 sticks to the triple camera setup. The primary camera may be a 48MP sensor but it’s a replacement Sony IMX586 sensor with 0.8um pixels and 4-in-1 pixel binning. That’s combined with a 6p lens with f/1.75 aperture. The primary camera features OIS and EIS. The second camera is a 16MP ultrawide camera with a 116-degree field-of-view. The lens has an aperture of f/2.2 and offers PDAF. Lastly, there’s a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture for taking close-up shots.


There is no telephoto lens within the setup but the camera app offers 2X digital zoom from the first lens. The OnePlus 8 can take 4K videos at 60 fps and 240 fps slo-mo videos at 1080p resolution. There’s also the nightscape mode that the corporate claimed to possess been improved and may capture many more details in low-light than before. Lastly, there’s a new pet mode that tracks the focus of your pet (specifically cats and dogs) to capture a sharp shot.

The OnePlus 8 weighs 180grams and measures just 8mm in breadth making it quite slim to carry . The phone is out there in two finishes and three colors — Onyx Black (glossy finish), Interstellar Glow (glossy finish) and Glacial Green (matte finish).

Like what OnePlus is offering? Wait till you examine the OnePlus 8 Pro.


The Pro variant has become the culmination of the simplest OnePlus has got to offer and therefore the OnePlus 8 Pro is not any different. It starts off with a QHD+ 6.78-inch AMOLED panel that goes for a punch-hole selfie camera rather than a pop-up module. More than that OnePlus pushed the refresh rate to 120Hz on the OnePlus 8 Pro and added the MEMC chip that it first introduced within the OnePlus TV last year. The MEMC chip helps in converting videos from 24 FPS to 120 FPS making it good for watching sports, but not movies and television shows since they’re going to look quite artificial with motion smoothing.


Under the hood, the OnePlus 8 Pro also opts for the Snapdragon 865 SoC and is 5G-ready. Furthermore, it opts for the newest RAM standard with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. There’s another 8GB RAM variant with 128GB storage.

The OnePlus 8 Pro also got A battery bump with a 4510mAh battery, but more interestingly this becomes the primary OnePlus smartphone to feature wireless charging with the wireless charger sold separately. Both wired and wireless charging happens at 30W (a feature that’s a primary here in India) and you’ll also reverse charge (again both wired and wirelessly) at an equivalent speed. OnePlus claims a 23-minute charge delivers 50% power.

Finally, let’s get into the camera details. The OnePlus 8 Pro rocks a quad-camera setup like most other flagships lately. The primary sensor is a Sony IMX689 48MP sensor with a 7P lens and f/1.78 aperture. There’s both OIS and EIS within the primary sensor. Then there’s an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera that OnePlus claims can deliver 3X hybrid zoom. Interestingly, OnePlus used another 48MP camera with an ultrawide lens. It offers a field of view of 119.7-degrees and comes with an f/2.4 aperture. The last sensor is a 5MP color filter sensor with f/2.4 aperture.


Both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are going to be available globally, including India. Globally,

OnePlus 8 with 8GB RAM+128GB storage is priced at $699 (roughly Rs 53,000)

12GB RAM+256GB storage variant is priced at $799 (roughly Rs 60,720)

OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, is priced starting $899 (roughly Rs 68,320) for the 8GB RAM +128GB

12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant goes up to a whopping $999 (roughly Rs 75,920). The OnePlus 8 Pro Wireless Charger is priced at $69.95 (roughly Rs 5,315)

The phones will go on sale in the US and UK from April 29 and April 21 respectively. There’s no word on India’s pricing or availability so far



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