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OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far! [Updated: 14/4/2020]

OnePlus 8 Series

UPDATE: 14/4/2020

The latest leak suggests Google might be partnering with OnePlus to give free 3 month Google One subscription on purchase of OnePlus 8 Series.

For starters, Google One is a subscription service from Google that offers expanded cloud storage and is intended for the consumer market.

Youtuber @MKBHD shared a video of the OnePlus 8 Pro yesterday where he talked about how good the display is. The back of the phone was covered as it’s confidential. The camera bumps even after covering the phone, are visible which points out towards the leaks being accurate.

UPDATE: 13/4/2020

With just a day left for the launch, the images of OnePlus8 series Pop Up box, and André Limited Edition cases have surfaced online.

OnePlus conducts Pop Up events for its fans every year but this time, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the company is hosting an online pop-up event after the online launch and users will be able to purchase the smartphones. The special pop up box will be delivered to buyers on April 15th, 2020.OnePlus 8 Pop Up Box - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

The leaked image shows the box will contain an OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone, Cyan colored Sandstone Bumper Case, Karbon Bumper Case, Transparent Case, and an OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z earphones. This confirms the existence of Bullets Wireless Z.

OnePlus has partnered with artist Mr.André and he has designed OnePlus 8 limited edition cases with funky patterns. The launch is scheduled at 8:30 pm IST.

UPDATE: 9/4/2020

CEO Pete Lau has shared images coming out of OnePlus 8 Pro’s Ultra-Wide camera and they look excellent. OnePlus 8 Pro will feature a 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 sensor with f/1.78 aperture, OIS, and EIS support.

There’s another 48-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens and f/2.2 aperture and an 8-megapixel sensor with a telephoto zoom lens and f/2.4 aperture. The cameras will also have PDAF, laser auto-focus, and dual LED-flash unit.

UPDATE: 6/4/2020

OnePlus’ 30W wireless Warp charger has leaked, and it can charge the OnePlus 8 to 50% in just 30 Minutes. The charger has a cooling fan inside, which is exciting.

As far as the pricing goes, it will be selling for €70 (Rs.5700 approx.)

More information about the Bullets Wireless Z has been revealed. The earphones will offer up to 20 hours of battery life. Moreover, a 10-minute charge will give us 10 hours of playback time! OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far!"

The earphone is also said to be IP55 certified. Hence, dust and water shouldn’t be a problem. The Bluetooth latency is said to be 110ms, which is impressive for a Bluetooth earphone.

UPDATE: 3/4/2020

It’s quite a tradition to get some benchmarking sites to help hype up a product with their review. DisplayMate has tested the upcoming OnePlus 8 phones and has announced that they have excellent displays.

According to their report, the OnePlus 8 Series broke “10+ display performance records,” and their color accuracy is “visually indistinguishable from perfect.” This settled them DisplayMate’s highest rating, A+, and earned them a DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award.

                                       ORIGINAL STORY

The OnePlus 8 series is one of the most anticipated smartphones in 2020. The leaks of the smartphone started popping up in march and, we already know a lot about the series. Moreover, OnePlus’ Twitter handle is also teasing the smartphone. That said, the phone will launch on April 14th, and here’s what we know so far about OnePlus.

OnePlus 8 Series: A Flagship Killer?

OnePlus phones no longer remain in the “Flagship Killer” category as the prices of their recent models have increased significantly. There are rumors about OnePlus launching a mid-range OnePlus Z smartphone (not yet confirmed) and OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z alongside OnePlus 8 Series.

Pete Lau, CEO, OnePlus, during an interview with Business Insider, said the phones would not cost more than $1000. But, the prices will still be higher than the OnePlus 7T series, which is quite apparent.

OnePlus 8 Series: Design

The first design leak that came out was of OnePlus’ brand ambassador Robert Downey Jr. holding the phone. The image sparked a lot of fuss in the tech community.

OnePlus 8 RDJ - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

This time OnePlus has ditched the waterdrop notch in favor of a Punch hole, which looks smaller than other display punch holes. The new OnePlus logo, a dual-tone LED flash, two unknown sensors, and four cameras.

OnePlus 8 front design - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

The alert slider and the power button are on the right (from the front), and volume rockers are on the left. The color choices this year include Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue, and Onyx Black.

OnePlus 8 cases - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

Photo Credit: @evleaks

Apart from the design, the different cases have also leaked. The most popular Sandstone case will be available in different colors. There will also be a new Nylon case, which, in the image, looks good.

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OnePlus 8 Series: Specifications

OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 8 will feature a 90Hz fluid AMOLED display, whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro will feature a 120Hz display, similar to that of Galaxy S20, that came out recently. The entire OnePlus 8 series will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865, so a performance boost is assured.

OnePlus 8 Specs - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

The inclusion of UFS 3.0 storage and LPDDR5 RAM has also been confirmed, recently. The OnePlus 8 series will also be waterproof thanks to the IP certification (Finally!). The OnePlus 8 will ship with a triple-camera setup on the back, packing 48MP, 16MP, and 2MP cameras.

OnePlus 8 Rainbow - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

While, the leaks suggest that the OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a quad-camera setup on the back, with dual 48MP cameras joined by 8MP and 5MP shooters. Both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will feature a 16MP selfie shooters.

There will be a 4,300mAh battery powering the OnePlus 8 and a larger 4,510mAh battery on the OnePlus 8 Pro; both of them will support wireless charging.

OnePlus 8 Lite/Z: Does It Exist?

OnePlus has always concentrated on flagship phones. In an interview, Pete said OnePlus would not be aiming at mid-range devices as that would slow down the updates for OnePlus flagships. But in 2020, the company may shift down and offer a cheaper mid-range option, as well.

OnePlus Z - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

OnePlus 8 Lite (remember OnePlus X?) is expected to be 6.4-6.5-inch tall, with a centered punch-hole selfie camera cutout and a pair of back cameras.

It is likely to sell for about £400 and pack a lower-end MediaTek chipset with a 90Hz Display. We doubt the very existence of this smartphone. However, we won’t mind if this smartphone gets announced.

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OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z - "OnePlus 8 Series: Everything We Know So Far"

The newer OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z and 30W Warp charger are also expected to launch alongside the OnePlus 8 series. If you notice the colors of the earphones match with the colors of the smartphones. We are (will be, too) slightly disappointed about no Truly Wireless Earphones this time.

Are you excited about the launch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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