Nowadays, it is difficult to find a manufacturer who does not have supposedly accidental leaks. Usually a few months before the premiere, many begin to discuss a new smartphone and show the first photos from production or from suppliers of parts. Then there are more of them, specifics appear, and this is how the audience prepares and warms up. It is not openly said, but when communicating with journalists, brand representatives do not even really deny questions about leaks. This is such a game. People are especially interested in leaks from Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Relatively recently, OnePlus has joined this row. Here's a fresh update on OnePlus 8.
Many people are waiting for this smartphone.
Not so long ago, we have literally everything so that we can safely talk about what the new models will be and how they will differ. It also became known that with a high degree of probability, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro models will be distributed in the Western market, while the OnePlus 8 Lite will be the privilege of exclusively the Chinese consumer.
How the OnePlus 8 versions differ
The Lite models are now more popular than ever. Again, the Chinese should be thankful for this trend. Specifically, it will most likely be Huawei and Honor. Lite versions met before them, but it was they who began to massively make “lightweight” almost for each of their model line.
OnePlus is also starting to follow this path. Is it really a bad idea to release additional models without complicating the main lineup? So, now we will see OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Lite. At the same time, leaks concerning the first two models appeared first. Now it's time for “lightness”. This smartphone lit up in a photo from the office of one of the cover manufacturers. Actually, nothing new. The most native leak.
Thanks to the guys at OnLeaks, all three upcoming OnePlus phones have already been drawn in quite some detail, including the previously elusive 8 Lite.
Judging by the information received, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro displays will be made using technology OLED and will have high brightness up to 1000 nits.
Obviously, OnePlus worked with Samsung to create these displays. In addition to the high refresh rate of 120Hz and the above brightness, the display will receive a refresh rate of the 240Hz screen sensor. This will make market representatives like ASUS ROG and iPad Pro series really nervous.
Another important takeaway from the teasers is the company's promise that many apps will be optimized to use the suggested refresh rate. That is, not only the shell interface and standard applications, but also many others will work so smoothly. It will also provide the ability to optimize the video playback frequency, which is also important.
The cherry on the cake will be the support for the new generation of 10-bit color smartphones. This will allow you to very accurately convey the picture. This will be especially pleasant when watching videos with appropriate support and high-quality photos.
How much will OnePlus 8 cost
The price of the eighth series of OnePlus will start at about $ 430, however, for this money you will only be able to buy the Lite version. The OnePlus 8 will start at around $ 540 for the base version, while the OnePlus 8 Pro will cost just over $ 700. It is worth waiting for new items, most likely, in April of this year.
And here is a summary table of characteristics.
Earlier release this year may be driven by the desire to squeeze out competitors in the face of Samsung, Huawei and LG, which release their models in the period from February to April.
And this is a table of approximate prices for models in the OnePlus 8 line.
It is not excluded, and even very likely, that for European and Russian buyers smartphones in equivalent will cost 15-25% more. In this case, we will get a flagship for $ 1,000 (about 60,000 rubles). A little expensive for OnePlus, which is still not ready to part with the Robin Hood halo of the mobile industry.
OnePlus 8 Line Specifications
OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to feature a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3140 (QHD +) resolution. The smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform with 8GB of RAM paired with 128GB or 256GB of storage. There will be another variant with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM. The smartphone will support 5G and LPDDR5 memory. And thanks to UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 3.0, applications and games will launch and run very quickly.
You can hardly surprise anyone with a large number of modules.
The main camera, apparently, will be a 64-megapixel module with f / 1.4 aperture. The second module will be an ultra-wide 20-megapixel (f / 2.2), and a telephoto lens will have a resolution of 12-megapixels (f / 2.4) with a 10x hybrid zoom. There is also a depth gauge (ToF). First of all, this is needed for AR, better blur in portrait mode and scanning of space.
A 32 megapixel front camera will be in the opening of the screen. The battery will be installed at 4500 mAh, and from a 50 W power adapter, it can be fully charged in 35 minutes.
The regular version of the OnePlus 8 will have a 6.5-inch OLED – 1080 by 2400 (FHD +) display with a 20: 9 aspect ratio. This model will also have a 120Hz refresh rate, most likely giving users the same three options (120Hz, 90Hz and 60Hz) that will be available to OnePlus 8 Pro users.
A version with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM will be available, paired with 128GB and 256GB of onboard storage. Those looking for more storage will be able to opt for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model.
The camera specifications will be similar to the Pro version, except for the hybrid zoom and ToF sensor. In the G8, the hybrid zoom will be only five times, and there will be no depth sensor at all. The front camera will be completely identical.
The appearance of the smartphone cannot be called unique, but it is quite attractive.
The OnePlus 8's battery will be smaller than the Pro version, but the difference will not be so critical, since it can pull a smaller screen even with a 4000 mAh capacity.
Both OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 will receive IP68 water and dust resistance. This means that both models will be completely impervious to dust and can be immersed in water to a depth of one and a half meters for up to 30 minutes.
OnePlus 8 Lite
OnePlus 8 Lite will support 5G and will apparently do so using the Dimension 1000 chip.
The display will be even simpler than that of the “eight” – only 1080p. The memory will also be less than that of the older brothers, and the battery will be limited to 4000 mAh.
An additional argument in favor of the fact that the Lite version will be exclusively Asian is that the smartphone will work under the chipset from MediaTek.
It is impossible to call such a distribution as logical as possible, but there is a certain reason for this, since smartphones are becoming more expensive, and in order to curb the wave of criticism, the company has to come up with a way out. It will be the exit of almost a state employee. At the same time, it will be possible to cover a larger price range and squeeze some of the competitors' models. By the way, about the price …