Leaks about the OnePlus 8 series started pouring in just weeks after the OnePlus 7T’s launch. Thanks to the digital renders shared by reliable leaker who is better known by their alias – OnLeaks – we have a wholesome notion about what these phones might look like. Now as we move closer to the purported launch date, a leak by another truster leaker, Ishan Agarwal, suggests the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro’s tentative specifications.
The OnePlus 8 is almost identical to the 7T in terms of internal hardware – save the upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, which isn’t exactly unexpected information. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, comes with some significant upgrades to the display, RAM, and cameras. Further, for the first time, a OnePlus device is IP-rated and this suggests that the company might finally be looking to invade the territory of flagships from companies like Apple and Samsung.
OnePlus 8 Pro (left) and OnePlus 8 (right) leaked renders
To begin with, the OnePlus 8 Pro now features a 6.78-inch QHD+ AMOLED display. As hinted by the previous leaks, this will have a single hole-punch cutout at the top left corner. This display will also come with a higher refresh rate than its predecessor and the 120Hz refresh rate has already been officially confirmed. To enable smoother video playback, the phone is also likely to feature a dedicated chip for MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) frame insertion technique for adding frames in between and upscaling videos to 120fps. While the addition isn’t really surprising, it places the OnePlus 8 Pro much closer in competition with the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S20 series, which also features 120Hz displays.
The OnePlus 8 Pro will be equipped with 8GB or 12GB LPDDR5 RAM alongside the Snapdragon 865. In terms of storage, however, OnePlus might not upgrade to UFS 3.1 and stick to the older UFS 3.0 NAND storages for both the devices. The two devices will also get an upgrade in terms of battery. While the OnePlus 8 Pro features a 4510mAh battery, the OnePlus 8 gets a 4300mAh battery.
Wireless charging support for the OnePlus flagship was already anticipated when the company joined the Wireless Consortium. But now we also learn that the OnePlus 8 Pro could feature 30W wireless fast charging along with 30W wired charging. The 30W fast wireless charging technology may be borrowed from sister company OPPO, which has already developed a commercial solution. Furthermore, it will also support 3W reverse wireless charging, indicating that the company might also be working on an accessory to benefit from the same.
The OnePlus 8 Pro gets another major upgrade in terms of the rear cameras. The phone’s quad-camera setup includes not just one but two 48MP cameras. While their purpose isn’t confirmed, we can expect one of these to be the primary and the other 48MP camera to be an ultra-wide unit if OnePlus takes the same route that OPPO took with the Find X2 Pro. The phone could also come with an 8MP tertiary camera, which is likely to be the same 3X telephoto setup as the OnePlus 7T Pro. Lastly, a fourth 5MP camera is expected to be part of this setup and that could either be a macro camera or a depth sensor. We’re not quite sure if OnePlus uses the electrochromic glass technology from the Concept One prototype device which it showcased earlier this year at CES 2020.
Lastly, the OnePlus 8 Pro is suggested to come with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. There are three likely color variants of the smartphone and those will be Black, Green, and lastly, Glow, which seems to be the mirror finish variant that has been leaked already in renders.
We will keep you updated with all the new information that we keep on learning about the upcoming flagship. Meanwhile, if you’re lucky enough, you can also win a chance to review the OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro even before its launch.
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Source: Twitter/ Ishan Agarwal
Image credits: OnLeaks & 91Mobiles
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