Last night, OnePlus finally launched their highly-anticipated new flagship devices, the more compact OnePlus 8 and the larger OnePlus 8 Pro. Without further ado, here are the key features you should take note of.
It's no surprise that OnePlus' latest flagships have guts of flagship quality. Both models are powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 processor and comes with 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage options. The Pro model comes with LPDDR5 RAM, while the standard model runs on LPDDR4 RAM - both models come in 8GB or 12GB options.
And it should go without saying that any flagship phone launched in 2020 should come 5G and WiFi6 ready (they are.)
120Hz Quad HD+ display
True to its 'Lead with Speed' tagline, the OnePlus 8 Pro packs a blazingly fast 120Hz display. The 6.78" OLED panel has a 3168x1440 HDR10+ certified screen.
The standard model, however, packs a 6.55" OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and 90Hz refresh rate.
Quad camera array
The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with 4 cameras:
48MP f/1.78 main camera
48MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle
8MP telephoto camera
5MP colour filter lens
The standard OnePlus 8 settles for a more vanilla setup:
48MP main camera
16MP ultra-wide angle
2MP macro shooter
50% charge in 30 minutes
Both models already pack sizeable batteries (4,510mAh for the Pro, 4,300mAh for the standard,) but if you need to juice your phone up quickly, the Warp Charge 30W Wireless charging dock allows you to get 50% charge in just half an hour.
Fancy new colours
Both models come in Onyx Black and Glacial Green, the latter of which has a matte finish that is fingerprint-resistant. The standard model comes with an additional Interstellar Glow option, which has an iridescent finish that looks different at every angle, while the Pro model comes with a more business-like Ultramarine Blue.
Both models also have IP68 dust and water resistance, which means your device should survive a 1.5m dive for up to 30 minutes (though we don't recommend doing this just for fun).
Pricing and Availability
What was born as the ultimate flagship killer has unfortunately joined the dark side in terms of pricing. The OnePlus 8 standard and Pro models come with hefty price tags:
OnePlus 8 – 8GB + 128GB: US$699 (~RM3,027)
OnePlus 8 – 12GB + 256GB: US$799 (~RM3,460)
OnePlus 8 Pro – 8GB + 128GB: US$899 (~RM3,893)
OnePlus 8 Pro – 12GB + 256GB: US$999 (~RM4,326)
In terms of availability, sales will begin in North America on 29 April 2020, and Europe on 21 April 2020. No word yet on the global release, but expect it to follow soon after its release in the aforementioned markets.