This time OnePlus is all set to launch its next smartphone lineup, the OnePlus 8 series on April 14 on live stream event due to the COVID-19 outbreak as announced by OnePlus. OnePlus is coming up with not just two but three smartphones.
As the leaks suggested OnePlus 8 lite may launch in the market as OnePlus Z while the other two remain the same as OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 pro. The OnePlus Z will be the budget category smartphone. Next comes the OnePlus 8, which will be the mid-range one and the most popular one. And finally OnePlus 8 pro, the most premium one with the top of the line specs. All three phones will support 5G out of the box.
We can recall the OnePlus X which came in the year 2015 and cost around ₹20k at that time but unfortunately, that didn’t survive the market at that time because it was a new player that time and it was only available with invites. So, other brands like Samsung took over it. These smartphones will launch on amazon so you can view them here https://www.amazon.com/stores/OnePlus/node/14725774011?productGridPageIndex=2.
Premium smartphone OnePlus 8 Pro comes with Snapdragon 865 Soc.
The OnePlus Z will be the budget smartphone which may come under 40k.
OnePlus Z Specification
OnePlus may rename its upcoming smartphone OnePlus 8 Lite as OnePlus Z. Still, we don’t know the exact specifications of the OnePlus Z but leaks suggested that it will be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1000 aka MTK 6889 (To know more about MTK Dimensity 1000 go to https://ethicalbug.com/blog/mediatek-dimensity-1000) chipset.
This phone is powered by Octa core (2.6 GHz, Quadcore, Cortex A77 + 2 GHz, Quadcore, Cortex A55) processor. With a 6.4″ center punch hole Super AMOLED display, it’s clarity will be top class. OnePlus Z offers two variants as 8GB|128GB and 8GB|256GB internal storage options. Its rear consists of a Glass panel with 3 rear cameras on the top left corner. The triple rear camera configuration comes with 64MP Sony IMX686 main sensor + wide-angle lens + macro or telephoto lens.
The front camera will be a 20MP sensor with a center punch-hole display design. This smartphone is powered by a 4000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. Its soul will be the latest Android 10 operating system with Oxygen OS skin.
OnePlus 8 Specification
The next in the lineup is the OnePlus 8, which is one of the most anticipated smartphone of 2020. It comes as the successor of the OnePlus 7t that came in 2019. Till now this is the most popular segment of OnePlus. This smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC.
It will have a 90Hz, 6.55″ FHD Super AMOLED display with a punch-hole camera on the left top corner with Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Also, it comes in two variants 8GB|128GB and a 12GB|256GB with UFS 3.0 internal storage variant.
The upcoming OnePlus 8 offers a triple rear camera setup with the configuration of 48MP Main sensor with Laser AF and OIS + 8MP ultrawide sensor + 2MP macro lens and 16MP front selfie shooter. Still, there is no confirmation about the exact camera configuration. It will have a powerhouse of 4300mAh with 30W fast charging.
OnePlus 8 Pro Specification
Here comes the premium segment i.e. OnePlus 8 Pro and the successor to OnePlus 7t pro which will consist of Snapdragon 865 Soc. It carries a 120Hz, 6.78″ QHD Fluid AMOLED display with a punch-hole camera on the left top corner with Gorilla Glass 6 protection. OnePlus 8 pro comes with two variants 8GB|128GB and a 12GB|256GB with UFS 3.0 internal storage variant.
It will have a quad-camera setup at the backside consisting of a 48MP f1.8 (Sony IMX689) main sensor with Laser AF, OIS + 8MP f2.4 Telephoto lens (3x optical zoom) + 48MP f2.2 ultrawide lens + 5MP depth sensor so the camera will also be a highlight in this smartphone. The front camera will be a 16MP wide-angle punch-hole selfie shooter. Also, it packs new camera features such as Night Portrait, 30x digital zoom.
This device consists of a 4510mAh battery and also supports 30W fast charging. This time there will be support for wireless charging and reverse charging too. It will also feature IP68 water and dust resistance.
Estimated Price of these OnePlus smartphones
The OnePlus Z will cost around $499 in the US (i.e. around ₹38k to 40k in India)
OnePlus 8 will cost around ₹50k in India
And OnePlus 8 pro around ₹65k in India.
We are looking forward to the launch event on the 14th of April for the exact specification and pricing.