OnePlus on Monday announced that its next generation phone – OnePlus 8 series will be launched on April 14. In a Twitter post, the Chinese phone maker posted a 28 seconds teaser video displaying some of the features of the new phone. The Official render with multiple colour options was also posted by the company.
The announcement came nearly a week after a Twitter user leaked the phone’s specifications and models in social media.
The series will contain OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro versions, focusing on the speed again as the new tagline suggests. OnePlus confirmed 5G support for all the phones and with 90Hz & 120Hz refresh rate display in both OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro respectively, as per the company’s CEO Pete Lau.
As per the leaked specifications and pictures, look-wise, OnePus 8 is similar to OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 8 Pro is similar to OnePlus 7T Pro. Front side view of the phone will embellish with the curve-edged display. The display will be 6.5 Inch with Full HD + AMOLED panel in OnePlus 8 and 6.67 Inch QHD + AMOLED display on OnePlus 8 Pro.
On the rear side, it will have same vertically mounted triple camera system whcih will be surrounded by the fourth camera sensor and LED flash. The OnePlus 8 Pro is also believed to have five cameras, with two 48MP, an 8MP and a 5MP lenses on the rear array and a 16MP selfie camera sensor.
OnePlus 8 will use the Snapdragon 865 chipset on all variants, with an option to choose from 8GB and 12GB of LPDDR4X (Low-Power Double Data Rate) RAM and 8 Pro will use the Snapdragon 865 on all variants, aided by faster LPDDR5 RAM with capacities of 8GB and 12GB. The Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0 Storage will come with capacities of 128GB and 256GB both.
While the design of OnePlus 8 series is similar with the previously released CAD renders, glimpse of all the colours for the new series is already known. OnePlus 8 series will come in three different colours while the Pro variant will come with an exclusive colour shades. The three new colours are the Ultramarine Blue, Glacial Green and Onyx Black.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the mobile launch will be Livestreamed on YouTube and OnePlus at 8:30pm IST on April 14.