OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched – Pack Speed, Wireless Charging and Top rate Camera

Last updated on Apr 14, 2020

Posted on Apr 14, 2020

OnePlus is launching its OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro phones today at a launch event.  This is the first-ever full 5G lineup from the company.  The author has the OnePlus 7 Pro Maclaren which is amazing in its own right.

The new versions, specifically the OnePlus 8 Pro is a great step forward.  It comes with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 with a 6.78-inch 3168 x 1440 QHD+ display and a 48-megapixel quad-camera system and a 16-megapixel selfie camera with a 1/1.7” camera sensor from Sony with an ultra-wide-angle and telephoto lens.  Now, that’s pretty neat!

Also this year, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with wireless charging as well.  Here is the launch video from OnePlus.

Here is a good video of what the new version brings.

OnePlus 8 Pro is a very durable phone as well.  Check out its tough exterior.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro features

Here is a good synopsis of the Features from OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro versions.

FeatureOnePlus 8OnePlus 8 Pro
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865 
1x Cortex-A77 @ 2.84GHz
3x Cortex-A77 @ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 640 @ 587MHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 
1x Cortex-A77 @ 2.84GHz
3x Cortex-A77 @ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 640 @ 587MHz
Display6.55-inch
FHD+ 2400 x 1080 (20:9)
90Hz Refresh Rate
6.78-inch
QHD+ 3160 x 1440 (19.8:9)
120Hz Refresh Rate
DisplaySAMOLED
HDR10+
SAMOLED
HDR10+
Size160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm165.3 x 74.4 x 8.8 mm
Weight180 grams199 grams
RAM8/12GB LPDDR4X8/12GB LPDDR5
NAND
Storage
128/256 GB UFS 3.0128/256 GB UFS 3.0
Battery4300mAh (16.55Wh) typ.
30 W Fast Charging
4510mAh (17.36Wh) typ
30 W Fast Charging & 30W Wireless Fast Charging
Front Camera16MP
f/2.0
16MP
f/2.4
Primary Rear Camera48MP 0.8µm 1/2″ IMX586
(12MP 1.6µm 2×2 binning)

f/1.75 w/ OIS
48MP 1.12µm 1/1.4″ IMX689
(12MP 2.24µm 2×2 binning)


f/1.78 w/ OIS
Secondary
Rear Camera
16MP Ultra-Wide-Angle
f/2.2

116° FoV
48MP Ultra-Wide-Angle
f/2.2

120° FoV
Tertiary
Rear Camera
2MP Macro Camera
f/2.4
8MP Telephoto
f/2.4
Extra
Camera
5MP Colour Sensor
f/2.4
4G / 5G
Modem
Snapdragon 5G – Snapdragon Modem X55  (Discrete)

(LTE Category 24/22)
DL = 2500 Mbps – 7x20MHz CA, 1024-QAM
UL = 316 Mbps 3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

(5G NR Sub-6)
DL = 7000 Mbps
UL = 3000 Mbps

mmWave for OnePlus 8 (non-Pro) on Verizon in the US
Snapdragon 5G – Snapdragon Modem X55  (Discrete)

(LTE Category 24/22)
DL = 2500 Mbps – 7x20MHz CA, 1024-QAM
UL = 316 Mbps 3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

(5G NR Sub-6)
DL = 7000 Mbps
UL = 3000 Mbps

mmWave for OnePlus 8 (non-Pro) on Verizon in the US
SIM SizeNanoSIM + eSIMNanoSIM + eSIM
Wireless802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BT 5.1 LE, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BT 5.1 LE, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
ConnectivityUSB Type-C
no 3.5mm jack
USB Type-C
no 3.5mm jack
Special FeaturesOn-screen fingerprint sensor,
Stereo Speakers
On-screen fingerprint sensor,
Stereo Speakers
Launch OSAndroid 10 w/ Oxygen OSAndroid 10 w/ Oxygen OS
Launch Prices8+128GB: $699
12+256GB: $799
8+128GB: $899
12+256GB: $999

Courtesy: AnandTech

Pricing wise, the two versions stack up as follows:

OnePlus 8 starts at $699 for the 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage model, and maxing out at $799 with 12GB RAM plus 256GB storage. The OnePlus 8 Pro jumps to $899 for the 8GB RAM plus 128GB storage base model (Glacial Green only), and then it’s $999 for the 12GB RAM plus 256GB storage modelEndGadget

These phones come in 3 colors – Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue and Onyx Black.

Seriously, this new set of OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro phones will be very tough competition to beat!

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