A lot of tech companies are pulling back in the wake of coronavirus, but it seems that OnePlus won’t be among them. New leaks suggest the company’s OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro smartphones are still launching soon, and we know what sort of specs and design to expect. We’ve got the most information about the OnePlus 8 Pro, which will come in this lovely seafoam green color. It’ll also have all the latest hardware, as is OnePlus’ custom.
The render of the OnePlus 8 Pro is important for a few reasons. First, it confirms this great green color, which is much more fun than all those boring black and gray slabs. The OnePlus branding on the back of the phone is also in-line with the company’s week-old rebranding. That indicates the render is very new. We also get to see the device from every angle — OnePlus has adopted a hole-punch display for the front-facing camera, a change from last year’s motorized slider. The OLED panel also has even slimmer bezels than the last-gen phones.
The leak also included full specs for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. As expected, both phones will have a Snapdragon 865 with full 5G support for US carriers. The Pro will have a 6.78-inch 1440p OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate just like the Galaxy S20. The non-Pro model will have a slightly smaller 6.55-inch 1080p OLED with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phones will also start at 8GB of RAM in the base models, and the Pro will get new LPDDR5 for faster speeds.
Both phones will come with 30W Warp Charge, but the Pro finally adds wireless charging. The spec sheet lists a 30W wireless charging option, which means a proprietary standard. The Pro also gains water-resistance (IP68) for the first time.
Exclusive: They’re coming! Here is the full specification list of the #OnePlus8 & 8 Pro. Seems like #OnePlus8Pro is gonna be a beast with 6.78″ 120hz QHD+ Display and 48+48+8+5MP Camera Setup. Will have 30W Wireless Charging & IP68 Rating too. I’m so excited! #OnePlus8Series pic.twitter.com/j1AAo19q4J
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) March 25, 2020
In OnePlus’ early years, you could only get its phones unlocked and at full price after getting “invited” to buy one. That was a way to keep production costs low, but now you can just order the phones when they launch. Several US carriers have also started selling its phones. We expect at least a few carriers will offer the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro when the phones launch. As for pricing and date, that’s unclear. The company hasn’t announced anything, but it will surely be an online event.
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