OnePlus has been slowly and steadily making its name in India. The OnePlus 6 and 7 series broke all records in the last two years and became the best premium phone in the country. Now all eyes are on the next launch by the BBK owned Chinese company, which will be OnePlus 8 Pro. Pete Lau in a press conference in China has confirmed that the smartphone will indeed come with a 120Hz display. This will allow the company to compete with Asus ROG smartphones that have taken the mid-segment of the smartphone by storm.
Some renders of the OnePlus 8 Pro have been leaked online by Onleaks that show the front and back of the smartphone. Looking at that one can see that the mobile will sport 4 cameras at the back similar to the design of OnePlus 7 Pro. The pill type rear array will have 3 cameras and the fourth one will be on its side. The primary camera is likely to be a 64MP camera and one being an ultra-wide lens.
The LED flash will be under it with the OnePlus branding on the OnePlus 8 Pro. The right side of the smartphone will have the volume/ringer toggle key along with the power button. A secondary microphone can be seen here too. The left side will have the volume rocker keys. The bottom has the USB Type-C charging port as well as the primary microphone and speaker grille.
The front of the OnePlus 8 Pro will have an edge to edge display, but this time it will have a punch hole single camera in the display and not the pop-out selfie camera. The screen has curved sides and edges and there are almost no bezels as seen on the previous generations too. Inclusion of a 3.5mm audio port is still unclear.
OnePlus 8 Pro technical specifications (likely)
There have been a lot of rumours flying when it comes to OnePlus 8 Pro. But few things are for certain as the company did speak on them at various press events around the globe. The OnePlus 8 Pro will be built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and is likely to come with 8GB RAM in the base model and 12GB RAM in the upper version. The internal storage of up to 512GB will be supported with the option to expand it further. The company’s CEO Pete Lau has also announced that the screen will support 120Hz refresh rate. Which means it will refresh 120 times in 1 second. That is as good as some of the best gaming monitors right now.
WiFi 6 will be supported and chances are there will be a dedicated gaming mode introduced in this smartphone. Android 10 will be available out of the box with the latest Oxygen OS on top. A 4,500+ mAh battery will be inside it that can give users full-day battery life. A 30W warp charger will also come in the box. The smartphone will support the 5G network.
Launch date and price
If the rumours are correct OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will launch in Feb of 2020. The price is likely to be above Rs 60,000 for the pro version and around Rs 35,000 for the regular version. This means the company is getting further and further into the premium category. But with Samsung and others also getting aggressive this year will be a tough fight for them.
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