The much talked and anticipated smartphones are finally official and the company kept its promise that its phones will cost less than $1,000. Indeed, the full-loaded Pro phone is $999 and the base configuration is $100 below that. The vanilla OnePlus 8 starts at $700. The two new models will be available on OnePlus.com starting on April 29 and will also sell through Amazon in the US as well as the major carriers.

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 features a 6.55-inch screen with 1080p+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. This is different from the display on the 7T, however, this one is curved and has a punch hole for the selfie camera, replacing the notch. The screen supports HDR10+ and offers perfect color accuracy, just like its bigger sibling.

Around the back, there’s a 48MP main camera that uses an older IMX586 sensor, meaning you lose the omni-directional AF. It also has 16MP ultra-wide camera (116°) the gives up the macro duties, which are handled by a dedicated 2MP macro camera instead. There’s no telephoto camera, instead the 48MP sensor natively supports 2x zoom via crop.

Like the Pro, the OnePlus 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset with the same memory configurations – 8GB of RAM and 128GB as standard, 12/256GB for those who need more. Note that the RAM is the slower LPDDR4X like on previous models.

5G and Wi-Fi 6 are supported on this phone as well, the company is all in on new connectivity. Verizon is getting a special version of the phone which adds the faster mmWave as well.

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Both new models have in-display fingerprint readers. Also, they sport stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support and the haptic feedback has been improved for a better gaming experience.

The 4,300mAh battery offers 13% more capacity compared to the 7T. It supports Warp Charge 30T over USB-C, charging up to 50% takes only 22 minutes. There’s no wireless charging on this model, however.

The phone comes in two new colors – Interstellar Glow (which has a glossy finish) and Glacial Green (with a matte finish). The standard Onyx Black is also glossy. Verizon has exclusivity on the Polar Silver color.

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands:
    • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46(5200), 66(1700/2100) – EU
    • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) – NA
    • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200) – IN
    • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – CN
  • 5G bands:
    • 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 28(700), 78(3500); SA/NSA – EU
    • 5G band 2(1900), 5(850), 41(2500), 66(1700), 71(600); SA/NSA – NA
    • 5G band 78(3500); SA/NSA – IN
    • 5G band 41(2500), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA – CN
    • mmWave – Verizon exclusive
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G 7.5 Gbps DL
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Launch

  • Announced: 2020, April 14
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, April 21

Design

  • Dimensions: 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm (6.31 x 2.87 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 180 g (6.35 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminum frame
  • Colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, Polar Silver
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~88.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • HDR10+
  • 90Hz refresh rate

Operating System

  • Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.0, 2-LANE

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, Auto HDR, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm
  • Features: Auto-HDR
  • Video: [email protected], gyro-EIS

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4300 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast charging 30W, 50% in 22 min (advertised)
  • Fast wireless charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
  • Reverse wireless charging 3W
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OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 Price and Availability

The OnePlus 8 will be available alongside the Pro, starting on April 24 and will cost;

  • $700/£599 for the base version (8/128GB)
  • $800/£699 for the 12/256GB version

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