OnePlus has announced the launch of the flagship OnePlus 8 smartphone with trending features and specifications starting at $699. The main highlight of the OnePlus 8 is the addition of Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging technology using which you can quickly charge the device. Touted as a successor to OnePlus 7T, the OnePlus 8 flaunts a 6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED display coupled with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 Pro ship with a 6.78-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protected display with the same Snapdragon 865 processor as in the OnePlus 8. The chipset is designed using a 7nm manufacturing process, which helps you to reduce the heat to a great extent.
OnePlus 8 Specifications
The OnePlus 8 features a 6.55-inch FHD+ Fluid AMOLED 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protected display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and 402 PPI. The 20:9 aspect ratio is coupled with a 90Hz refresh rate with support for HDR 10+ technology.
Under the hood, the 8th iteration of the OnePlus device is powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset, Adreno 650 graphics processor pre-loaded with OxygenOS 10.0 based on Android 10 operating platform.
The handset runs at a clock speed of 2.84GHz, which is sufficient to run plenty of games. The OnePlus 8 is available in both 8GB and 12GB RAM variants consisting of 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage capacities. While the 8GB RAM variant offers 128GB storage, the 12GB RAM model ships with 256GB storage.
On the optics, the OnePlus 8 ships with triple cameras comprising of 48MP (f/1.75) Primary Sony IMX586 sensor, 16MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle and 2MP (f/2.4) macro sensors respectively. The rear camera provides support for OIS and EIS hybrid stabilisation.
The 116-degree ultra-wide camera helps you to capture stunning visuals. With the help of OnePlus 8, you will be able to shoot 4K video at 60fps. The HD video can be shot at 480fps, while the FHD slow-motion visuals can be fetched at 240fps. The front-facing camera offers 16MP (f/2.45) Sony IMX471 sensor with EIS support.
In addition to all standard connectivity features, the OnePlus 8 includes an in-display fingerprint sensor. Moreover, the device is resistant to water via IP68 technology. The handset offers Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS including USB Type-C port. The audio department is flavored with Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers. The device borrows power via a powerful 4300mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging technology. You will be able to charge up to 50 percent in 23 minutes with support for reverse charging functionality.
OnePlus 8 Pricing and Availability
The OnePlus with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs $699, while the 12GB RAM model with 256GB storage is priced at $799. The handset will be available in the US and North America starting April 29. If you are located in Europe and UK, you can pre-order the device now. However, the product will ship starting April 21. The launch will be delayed in India due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. The OnePlus 8 can be added to the cart in Onyx Black, Glacial Green and lnterstellar Glow color variants.