The all-new OnePlus 8 series is here, and it includes two smartphones: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. While both devices have the same Snapdragon 865 chipset at their core, they do differ in some other aspects. For instance, the screen size — 6.55-inch vs 6.78-inch; refresh rate — 120Hz vs 90Hz; cameras — quad vs triple, to name a few. So here’s a quick roundup of all the features that the latest offerings from OnePlus have to offer.
1. Display – a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support on the OnePlus 8 and a slightly bigger, 6.78-inch panel on the Pro, which comes with 120Hz refresh rate, QHD+ resolution, and HDR10+ support along with MEMC for a seamless viewing experience. Besides, the two offer a blue-light filter and adjust the brightness accordingly for low-light environments to ensure some level of eye protection.
2. Performance – both, the regular OnePlus 8 and the Pro pack in the latest chipset, the Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 GPU) from Qualcomm, which comes with the X55 modem to offer 5G connectivity with support for SA (Standalone) and NSA (Non-Standalone) modes. Moreover, both come coupled with the same 8/12GB of RAM and 128/256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. However, the RAM on the regular model is an LPDDR4X, compared to the LPDDR5 on the Pro.
To power the internals, the phones come with a 4300mAh and 4510mAh battery, respectively. But, the way they fuel up the juice is what separates the two. The vanilla OnePlus 8 comes with the OnePlus’ Warp Charge 30T charging, whereas, the Pro also gets two more charging modes in addition, namely: Warp Charge 30 Wireless and Reverse Wireless charging.
3. Camera – a triple-camera array with a 48MP (Sony IMX586) primary sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP macro lens, on the OnePlus 8, and a quad-camera setup with a 48MP (Sony IMX689) primary sensor, accompanied by a 48MP ultra-wide, an 8MP telephoto, and a 5MP color filter. The addition of color filter on the 8 Pro brings along enhanced filters and effects to allow you to experiment with photography.
Moving to the front, the two devices share the same 16MP (Sony IMX471) sensor for selfies and face unlock.
4. Connectivity – 5G (SA / NSA) and 4G VoLTE on both models, along with WiFi 6 (a/b/g/n/ac/ax), NFC, and Bluetooth 5.1 with support for aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, and AAC audio codecs.
- Dynamic Wallpapers – shifts color tones of the wallpaper based on the ambient temperature conditions.
- Dark Theme 2.0 – all-new universal dark theme on the ColorOS (based on Android 10) with added support for more applications.
- Smart Pet Capture – allows you to capture sharper and clearer images of pets (cats and dogs) by leveraging facial recognition in the camera app.
- HDR Boost (One Plus 8 Pro) – to better optimize colors on display with deeper blacks and sharper whites, for immersive content consumption and gaming experience.
- Single Frame 3-HDR (OnePlus 8 Pro) – adjusts exposure for high-contrast scenes with backlit environments to ensure a well-balanced shot. Moreover, it also uses the audio zoom on the microphone to capture a 3D soundstage and reduce ambient noise and offer better audio clarity.
- Audio – dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound on both models with the Pro also getting Audio 3D and Audio Zoom.
- Authentication – in-display fingerprint scanner and facial unlock.
That’s the all-new OnePlus 8 series for you!
The OnePlus 8 starts at $699 for the 8GB + 128GB model and $799 for the 12GB + 256GB, whereas, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes at a premium and is priced at $899 for the 8GB + 128GB and $999 for 12GB + 256GB variant. Both phones will be available starting April 29.