OnePlus 8 Pro is a device rumoured to be the successor to the hugely popular OnePlus 7 Pro. While OnePlus has not officially confirmed anything about the OnePlus 8 Pro, there have been several leaks recently surrounding the device. Major design changes, as well as 5G support, are some of the most significant changes from the OnePlus 7 Pro.
OnePlus 8 Pro latest news has hinted at several similarities between OnePlus 8 Pro and its predecessor. Information about the device’s availability and pricing is still quite scanty and mostly based on rumours. The OnePlus 8 Pro expected release date is around May 2020. If this is true, it might signal the end of selfie cameras as we know them. Rumours have it that the OnePlus 8 Pro expected price is about $699 (about 253,737 Naira).
Here is a look into the pros and cons of the OnePlus 8 Pro based on the leaked info.
- The new fluid AMOLED display tech seems promising
- Amazing high-resolution display with 517PPI pixel density
- The phone will come preinstalled with the latest Android version
- 30W fast charging is quite impressive
- Lack of a microSD slot might be deal-breaker for some people
- 8GB RAM might be inadequate by the time the device is launched
One Plus 8 Pro specs
Here is a look at the device's preliminary specs.
- Status: Rumoured
- Dimensions: 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.8 mm (length, width and thickness)
- SIM card: Dual Nano-SIM
- Display: Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.65 inches
- Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels
- Operating system: Android 10 overlaid with OxygenOS 10.0
- Internal memory: 128GB ROM & 8GB RAM
- Expandable memory: Not available
- Camera: 48MP main camera and 16MP ultra-wide camera and 8MP telephoto sensor
- Selfie camera: 16 megapixels
- USB: Version 3.1, Type-C reversible connector with OTG
- Bluetooth: Version 5.0 with aptX HD, A2DP & LE
- Sensors: Optical fingerprint sensor, compass, gyro sensor and accelerometer
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po battery
- Charging: 30W fast charging (Warp Charge)
- Colours: Silver, Blue
In this OnePlus 8 Pro review, we take a look at the device’s hardware features.
OnePlus 8 Pro design
Most flagship devices have notches, cutouts or bezels above the screen for housing the selfie camera and a few other sensors. The OnePlus 8 Pro might be the first smartphone to feature an entirely bezel-free display without notches or pop-up camera features. Leaks suggest that the phone will make use of an under-display front camera that cannot be seen but will work when required.
On the back, the device will feature a triple camera setup like most modern phones. An LED flash for low-light photography will accompany this. Besides the under-display camera rumours, there have been One Plus 8 Pro concept photos suggesting the device might have a punch-hole selfie camera, similar to some Samsung phones.
The phone will pack a 6.65-inch Quad-HD display with the panel’s 1440 x 3120 resolution resulting in an impressive 517PPI pixel density. OnePlus’s parent company is expected to equip the device with a fluid AMOLED display that recently debuted on the OnePlus 7 Pro. A 120Hz refresh rate will also put the device at par or above other flagships released within its launch date.
It will be interesting to see a phone featuring an under-display fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the screen and an under-display camera on the top. The massively high pixel density also means images and text will be super sharp on the display. The AMOLED panel will result in deep blacks and great contrast as expected from this panel tech.
Processor, performance, and storage
The phone’s predecessor, the OnePlus 7 Pro, comes with 6/8/12GB RAM and 64/128/256GB internal memory. These options are already more than sufficient for any multitasking and resource-intensive tasks. Once the OnePlus 8 Pro is launched, it is expected to feature the Snapdragon 865 processor paired with eight to twelve gigabytes of RAM. The phone is expected to have 128/256GB internal memory, probably even 512GB.
There is no information regarding the battery unit that will ship with the device. However, we can expect a significantly large battery to power the massive and high-res display. The company will reportedly include wireless charging capability with the OnePlus 8 Pro. The company had recently seemed reluctant to include this tech even when all major manufacturers did.
Speaker and call quality
The device’s leaked specs suggest that it will feature stereo speakers. These produce significantly better sound than the typical single bottom or top-firing speakers. However, there will be no 3.5 mm audio jack. Instead, users will have to use the modern USB Type-C earphones or headphones. The phone will also have active noise cancellation technology which means audio quality will be top-notch.
Here is a quick look into this device’s software features.
Operating system and features
The device is expected to ship preinstalled with Android 10 overlaid with the latest version of OnePlus’s OxygenOS. The company has not yet confirmed anything about this though, and there could be new versions of Android and the custom skin once the phone launches. If the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with Android 10, then users can expect the now-familiar gesture-based user interface and navigation.
OnePlus 8 Pro camera review, video, and image quality
The company is not expected to make massive changes in the imaging department. The phone will feature a triple-camera setup that includes a 48MP primary camera, 16MP ultra-wide camera and 8MP telephoto camera. This is relatively similar to most flagship and mid-range devices available today. There will be 4K video recording capability which is excellent news for video lovers. The phone will feature improved sensors, better imaging software and better overall performance as compared to its predecessor.
While most of the information about the OnePlus 8 Pro is based on rumours and unconfirmed leaks, it seems like a fantastic device. The immersive QHD display with fluid AMOLED technology is undoubtedly the highlight feature. For the expected price, the device will be worth considering, even though there is barely any info yet regarding its potential competition.
The OnePlus 8 Pro seems like it will give the likes of Samsung and Apple a run for their money. This is especially true if the company manages to introduce the much-anticipated under-display camera technology. Inclusion of wireless charging could also lure customers from other brands. We can only wait for additional details regarding the device as time goes by.