OnePlus unveils its new OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Wireless charging, 5G and 120 Hz screen are on the program.
Despite the confinement, OnePlus has not delayed its plans for the commercialization of its new devices, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
The Chinese manufacturer lifted the veil on Tuesday on its new standard-bearer and its high-end variant. On the program: some pretty new features, mainly in terms of connectivity.
A design that changes little
On the design side, you don’t change a winning team. The OnePlus 8 and its big brother, the OnePlus 8 Pro, both inherit the iconic design of their predecessors. The new design introduced by the 7t model is abandoned. The “classic” design of the smartphone, which had been kept for the 7t Pro, is therefore the one that was chosen for this 2020 vintage. On the other hand, there is a change in color since OnePlus is offering us three variants this year with the ‘Onyx Black, Interstellar Glow and Glacial Green.
120 Hz screen
After introducing a 90 Hz screen, the Chinese manufacturer this year gives us an even smoother smartphone with a new 120 Hz screen for the Pro model, ideal for gaming. The classic model retains an image refresh rate of 90 Hz.
On the color side, we are promised even more contrasted images with the support of HDR10 +.
The two devices are also distinguished by their image refresh rate and also by their screen size. The OnePlus 8 inherits a smaller screen, with a diagonal of 6.55 ″, while the OnePlus 8 Pro inherits a larger screen, with a diagonal of 6.78 ″, which has the added advantage to be QHD +, with a resolution of 3168 pixels by 1440.
The Pro model’s screen will also further protect the user from blue light, filtering up to 40% of blue light emission.
A Color Filter
On the photo side too, the manufacturer is upgrading its two devices. The OnePlus 8 is equipped with 3 sensors – an ultra-wide angle of 16 megapixels, a main lens of 48 megapixels (with an aperture of f / 1.75) and a lens dedicated to macro.
The Pro model goes a step further by offering a fourth sensor, which actually looks like a color filter, which will allow you to add artistic filters by removing certain colors from your shots. The configuration also changes significantly with always the same 48-megapixel lens, another 48-megapixel sensor dedicated to ultra-wide-angle and a sensor dedicated to zoom which goes up to enlarge an image in 3x (and 30x in zoom digital).
We are promised better low-light performance as well as better image stabilization for video.
5G, wireless charging and Wifi 6
With its Snapdragon 865 processor, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the OnePlus 8 displays performances equal to or even slightly superior to other flagships. However, there is no point in looking for a selling point. The spec war has long since ended and OnePlus understands this. This year, he is focusing above all on the connectivity of his devices. The OnePlus 8 and its big brother are both 5G devices. OnePlus promises download speeds that can reach 7.5 Gbps.
The innovation does not stop there since the device also supports the new Wifi 6 standard, which will allow it to support speeds that can climb up to 9.6 Gbps – a speed 2.7x higher than the speeds of Wifi 5 , with a more stable connection.
Fast charging is still on the program, with a flow rate of 30W for the classic model, which will allow you to charge your smartphone to 50% in 22 minutes top time and for the first time support wireless charging, also at a rate of 30W for the Pro model.
In total, there are therefore 4 variants of the OnePlus 8, all available for pre-order today on the manufacturer’s website. The OnePlus 8 will be officially available for sale on April 21.
- OnePlus 8 (8GB RAM / 128GB): € 699
- OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM / 256GB): € 799
- OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM / 128GB): € 899
- OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM / 256GB): 999 €