OnePlus 8 goes official with 5G support and IP68 rating

April 15, 2020

But it looks like the price will be at a premium as well.

OnePlus has officially launched its latest flagship, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in a live stream event last night. It also confirms most of the leaks that have circulated online in the past few weeks.

Both variants will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 CPU with the X55 5G modem that gives it 5G connectivity and support for Wi-Fi 6. You also have a choice of either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage.

OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 now features curved glass with a punch hole for the front-facing 16-megapixel camera. It’s a 6.55-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate along with a 4,300 mAh battery. It comes with a triple camera setup that comes with a 48-megapixel main sensor, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, has a larger 6.78-inch QHD+ display and has a faster 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch response. Gone is the pop-up camera that they popularized last year which is now replaced by a punch-hole camera. There’s a quad camera setup in the form of the 48-megapixel main sensor, another 48-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens for the zoom and a 5-megapixel Color Filter lens.

Both smartphones will come with OxygenOS 10.5 with several new software features. All devices will support 5G, making it one of the better options for Android smartphones when looking for 5G support.

Local prices aren’t available at the moment but prices in the US start at $799 and get more expensive as the specs go higher. The OnePlus 8 will come in Glacial Green and Interstellar Glow and the OnePlus 8 Pro will come in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Ultramarine Blue.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.