OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Officially Got Announced
As awaited, OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro is now finally out. The unveiling is quite as promised as it comes for less than $1000. The two OnePlus series will be available on OnePlus.com starting on April 29 and will also sell through Amazon in the US as well as the major carriers.
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will come with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, we also know that both smartphones will have two memory versions – 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB. One Plus 8 and 8 Pro will run Android 10, liable with a new version of OxygenOS, and they will come with Dark Mode 2.0 which is regarded to support more apps.
OnePlus 8 Pro Specs Overview:
The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a new 6.78” Fluid AMOLED display, which is the largest for the brand yet, and it’s first to hit 120Hz refresh rate. The screen also comes with a 240Hz touch sampling rate to minimize input lag.
The pop-up camera of prior Pro models is replaced by a simple punch hole camera. The OnePlus 8 Pro is the first phone by the company to feature an official IP68 rating.
One Plus 8 Pro acquires two 48MP cameras,a telephoto, and an assistant module. The main cam uses the 1.12µm native pixels and 2.24µm binned pixels inch Sony IMX689 which has Omni-directional autofocus on all pixels. While the secondary 48MP unit has IMX586 sitting behind an ultrawide angle lens, which will allow users to capture macro shots of objects from as close as 3cm, which is quite good.
Also, the 8MP module is a telephoto camera (3x optical, 30x digital) with OIS, while the 5MP unit is portrayed as a color filter (machine translated from German) in the specs sheet which is likely to let us capture photos with “unique style through artistic lighting effects and filters”.
Also, it can record 4K video at 60fps using the new Single Shot 3-HDR feature, which captures three exposures at once, greatly enhancing the dynamic range. The camera uses a mix of Optical and Electronic image stabilization.
Furthermore, this is the first-ever model to have a wireless charger, “Warp Charge 30 Wireless” can charge the 8 Pro at up to 30W and can fill a flat battery to 50% in half an hour. Not just that it also supports reverse wireless charging. Wired charging is still a bit faster, the 30W Warp Charge 30T goes from 0% to 50% battery charge in 23 minutes. Still, the OnePlus 8 Pro houses a larger 4,510mAh battery (up from 4,000mAh on the 7 Pro) and the new wireless charging is about as fast as the non-T Warp Charge 30.
Its other connectivity features include WiFi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and a USB-C port, the duo that will also feature stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos and will also come with an improved vibration motor.
OnePlus 8 Specs Overview:
The OnePlus 8 is fabricated around a 6.55” screen with 1080p+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Although, this is not the same panel as the 7T, nonetheless, this one is curved and has a punch hole for the selfie camera, replacing the notch. The screen supports HDR10+ and offers perfect color accuracy, just like its bigger sibling.
OnePlus 8 comes with the triple camera setup, comprising of 48MP wide, 16MP ultrawide and 2MP macro modules.
The 48MP main camera employs an older IMX586 sensor, which means you lose the Omni-directional AF. Also, the pixels are notably smaller at 0.8µm but Pixel binning is still supported and there’s the OIS+EIS combo to help out.
The 16MP ultra-wide camera (116°) gives up the macro function, which is handled by a dedicated 2MP macro camera instead. However, there’s no telephoto camera, instead the 48MP sensor natively supports 2x zoom via crop.
In terms of durability, the 4,300mAh battery offers 13% more capacity compared to the 7T. It supports Warp Charge 30T over USB-C, charging up to 50% takes only 22 minutes. But, compared the pro version there’s no wireless charging on this model.
Its other features includes 5G and Wi-Fi 6 that are supported on this phone as well, the company is all-in on new connectivity. Verizon is getting a special version of the phone which adds the faster mmWave and IP68 rating too.
Now, both new models have in-display fingerprint readers. Also, they sport stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support and the haptic feedback has been improved for a better gaming experience.
Pricing & Availability:
In terms of pricing, the OnePlus 8 will be available alongside the Pro, starting on April 24. The base configuration (8/128GB) is $700/£599 and you can upgrade to 12/256GB for $100/£100 more. The 8/128GB OnePlus 8 Pro will be available at $899/£799 for the version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There’s one step up from that, the 12/256GB option for $999/£899