OnePlus 8 series launching event is set for today. The business is hosting a global online event, wherein it will reveal prices, availability, and specification information of both phones. According to leaks, the OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to sport a quad-camera setup at the back, while the OnePlus8 is tipped to come with triple back cameras. The telephones will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, and encourage 5G. The company has also supported 120Hz screen refresh speed on the two phones.
OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8: Live flow link, anticipated price
OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 launch event will begin at 8:30pm IST today. The event will be live-streamed on the OnePlus official site and through YouTube as well. As per leaks, the OnePlus 8 Pro is rumoured to be priced between EUR 919 and EUR 929 (roughly Rs. 76,000-76,900) in Europe for its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, while its 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model could be priced between EUR 1,009 and EUR 1,019 (approximately Rs. 83,500-84,400).
The OnePlus 8 launch price tag is said to start between EUR 719 and EUR 729 (roughly Rs. 59,500-60,400) for its 8GB RAM + 128GB storage alternative in Europe. However, the top-end 12GB RAM + 256GB storage version of this OnePlus 8 is rumoured to be priced between EUR 819 and EUR 829 (roughly Rs. 67,800-68,700).
In a recent interview, CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 8 series of phones won’t cost more than $1,000 (approximately Rs. 76,400). This suggests that the priciest OnePlus 8 series telephone will still be cheaper than the bottom Samsung Galaxy S20 5G option that begins at $999.99 (approximately Rs. 76,400). The India price of the two phones should fall in the same range, barring government taxes and responsibilities.
OnePlus has additionally declared that it will sponsor an online pop-up event for OnePlus fans in Europe, but there are no details regarding any such occasion in India. Also teased to launch alongside the smartphones are the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z headphones. You can watch the live stream of the event in the embedded video below:
Lau has teased that OnePlus 8 series would be thinner and lighter in comparison with this previous-generation OnePlus phones. It is set to provide its fifth-generation matte-frosted glass finish on the new smartphones, and while the design will probably be attractive, the phone is also more comfortable to grip. More options might become official in launching.
Leaked renders suggest that the OnePlus 8 Pro will have a quad-camera set up in the back and a hole-punch display. The cutout will be set on the top left of this display, and there will be little to no bezels on all sides of the display. The camera module will be placed at the upper centre of the back panel, with three detectors aligned vertically and one on the other side. The phone can be seen to include laser autofocus and a dual-tone flash.
Apart from the shortage of one sensor, the plan of the OnePlus 8 is similar to that of the Pro variant.
The company has been teasing a few characteristics of the telephone running up to the launch. The OnePlus 8 collection is supported to provide 5G support, include a 120Hz Fluid Screen, and also be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The OnePlus 8 telephones will provide UFS 3.0 flash storage exactly like the predecessors, but with added software improvements such as Turbo Write and Host Performance Booster (HPB) to ramp up read and write speeds even more.
The telephones are also teased to incorporate LPDDR5 RAM, bringing faster transfer speed when reducing energy intake. The two phones can reach a transfer rate of 6,400Mbps at bandwidth as high as 51.2GB/s. LPDDR5 additionally brings 45 per cent lower power consumption in comparison with the former LPDDR4 generation.
Coming to escapes, the OnePlus 8 Pro is tipped to incorporate a 6.78-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. It is anticipated to offer 8GB and 12GB RAM options. Internal storage options will include 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. In terms of cameras, the OnePlus 8 Pro quad back setup is tipped to add two 48-megapixel cameras, one 8-megapixel camera, along with a fourth 5-megapixel detector. Upfront there’ll be a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
The telephone is expected to package 4,510mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T and Warp Charge 30 Wireless wireless charging support as well. The business recently made the latter official before the big launch event now. Not only that but will also support 3W reverse wireless charging and IP68 dust and water resistance.
The vanilla OnePlus 8 is thought to feature a smaller 6.55-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. It has a triple camera set up with a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 16-megapixel secondary detector, and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor. Upfront, the telephone is recorded to match with a 16-megapixel selfie camera just like the OnePlus 8 Pro.