The much-awaited OnePlus 8 smartphone series is all set to be launched on April 14, the Shenzhen-based tech giant announced. Following the novel coronavirus pandemic, the launch event will be hosted online at 8:30 PM IST via live stream on OnePlus’ YouTube channel and official website. The new OnePlus series will be the first from the company to support 5G connectivity. Innumerable leaks and past launches tip about two smartphones in the series – OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Features
OnePlus has also teased the presence of display panel with 120Hz refresh rate on the new lineup, but it still remains uncertain if both the smartphones or just the Pro variant will sport the panel. In other reports, OnePlus is also expected to launch another smartphone this year in a new series, possibly the OnePlus Z.
The official teaser on OnePlus website reveals a black coloured variant of the smartphone. Not much about the smartphones’ specifications or the prices have been revealed yet. However, a few leaks suggest a host of features on the OnePlus 8 smartphone series, including a Quad rear camera setup and the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.
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OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications
Moreover, a recent report published online indicated that the new OnePlus 8 smartphones will be brought in three colour variants – one of them being the stunning Interstellar Glow. Also, an alleged OnePlus 8 Pro render was recently spotted online that showcased the flagship smartphone in a sea-green colour variant. The report suggested the premium OnePlus 8 Pro will sport a 48-megapixel Sony IMX689 primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture to the rear camera setup along with a secondary 48-megapixel IMX586 ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.44 aperture with 3X optical and 30X digital zoom, and a 5-megapixel colour filter camera.
In other reports, the OnePlus 8 smartphone was tipped to pack a 48-megapixel primary sensor, along with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. A few reports in the past also hinted on a possible appearance of the Lite version of the OnePlus 8 series. The OnePlus 8 Lite is, however, suggested to be most likely launched under the title OnePlus Z, which is also said to spiritually succeed the OnePlus X and shall launch at a later date.
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