OnePlus 8 / 8 Pro Officially Announced: Balanced Flagship Series

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

Tonight, OnePlus released the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro smartphones globally. These handsets come with a number of outstanding features such as the Snapdragon 865 chip, 2K 120Hz high-refresh-rate screen, 48MP customized outsole, 30W wireless fast charging and many more. What’s more important, the lowers version starts at $699. However, the highest variant is available for $999.


In terms of appearance, OnePlus 8/8 Pro also gave up the lifting camera design and switched to the punch-hole screen design. The aperture is only 3.8mm!

The manufacturer also offers many color variants of black and green. But the original OnePlus 8 series has a custom color of Interstellar Glow and the OnePlus 8 Pro has Special Blue version. They all look great and continue the tradition of OnePlus, providing the best colors in the market. In addition, the company has added IP68 dustproof and waterproof rating.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro


One of the biggest selling points of this handset is the screen. From the previously released posters, we learned the OnePlus 8 Pro sports a 6.78-inch OLED screen. The rest of the display parameters include E3 material, 3168×1440 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and touch sampling rate of 240Hz. Say, the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T use a 90Hz AMOLED screen. Thus, it is now upgraded to a 120Hz refresh rate. In addition, as said, it also supports 240Hz touch sampling rate. It can provide more smooth transition animation and touch response capabilities.

The screen quality of the OnePlus 8 series is very good, with a maximum brightness of 1300 nits, a JNCD color standard of less than 0.4, 1.07 billion colors support, a 10-bit panel, MEMC motion compensation, HDR10/10 + certification, automatic color temperature adjustment, and 4096-level brightness adjustment. So when it comes to the display, probably, we are dealing with one of the world’s most eye-catching models.

Like the OPPO Find X2, the OnePlus 8 series’ screens have also been highly recognized by DisplayMate, and created 13 records, as shown below.

When comparing with the OP8, the most obvious difference is the screen size. The OnePlus 8 has a smaller 6.55-inch display, similar to the width of the iPhone 11 Pro. In terms of technology, the display has a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080, a 90Hz screen refresh rate, an AMOLED panel, and supports HDR.


OnePlus 8 Pro is equipped with a 48-megapixel Sony custom main sensor, a 48-megapixel 120-degree ultra-wide-angle lens, a 3X telephoto lens, a maximum 30x zoom, and a color filter sensor, making it the first OnePlus phone with a rear quad-camera module. In addition to the impressive photos, this OnePlus handset also supports a great video recording function. It supports OIS and EIS hybrid stable optical system, uses three microphones to obtain high-quality audio and audio zoom to increase the audio of the object you are focusing on.

Also Read: Here Are The First Photos Taken By The OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus cooperates with Sony to develop a custom IMX689 sensor, which is the largest and highest technology sensor used by OnePlus. The larger the sensor in the camera, the more light it receives. This reduces noise and increases dynamic range.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

Unlike most other ultra-wide-angle lenses, the OnePlus 8 Pro does not affect image quality. It uses the flagship Sony IMX586 sensor. Like the main camera, its output is 48 million pixels. There is also a color filter lens, which can improve the night-time shooting. This lens is quite comparable with that of the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro


Under the hood, the OnePlus 8 series hosts the Snapdragon 865 5G platform. It is coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.0 flash memory, and supports TurboWrite, HPB technology, and WiFi 6.

As for the endurance, the OnePlus 8 Pro is powered by a 4510mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 30T fast charging and 30W wireless fast charging. At the same time, the OnePlus 8 has a 4300mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 30T. No word has been said about the wireless charging. We guess the phone doesn’t support it.

This series also comes with dual speakers and supports Dolby panoramic sound effects, Haptic Vibration 2.0 linear motors, USB 3.1 interface and so on.


  • OnePlus 8 (8 + 128GB) – $699
  • OnePlus 8 (12 + 256GB) – $799

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

And as for the Pro variant:

  • OnePlus 8 Pro (8 + 128GB) – $899
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (12 + 256GB) – $999

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8/Pro Features

Display 6.55″ Fluid AMOLED 6.78 Fluid AMOLED
FHD+ resolution (2400 x 1080), 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi QHD+ resolution (3168 x 1440), 19.8:9 aspect ratio, 513ppi
90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
3D Corning Gorilla Glass
1300 nits peak brightness, 4096 levels of adjustment
Rear Camera 48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.75, 0.8µm pixels, OIS, EIS 48MP Sony IMX689, f/1.7, 1.12µm pixels/48MP; 2.24µm [4 in 1]/12MP, OIS, EIS
16MP, ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2, 116° FOV 48MP, ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2, 119.7° FOV
2MP, macro, f/2.4, 1.75µm pixels 8MP, telephoto, f/2.4, 1.0µm pixels, OIS, 3x Optical Hybrid Zoom
5MP, color filter, f/2.4
Camera 16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.0, 1.0µm pixels, fixed focus, EIS, 1080p@30fps 16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.45, 1.0µm pixels, fixed focus, EIS, 1080p@30fps
Software OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Storage 128/256 GB UFS 3.0+ Dual-Lane
Battery 4300 mAh 4510 mAh
Wired Charging 30W Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
Wireless Charging No Warp Charge 30W
Reverse Wireless Charging (3W)
IP Rating No IP68
Security Optical under-display fingerprint scanner
Software-based facial recognition
Colors Onyx Black, Glacial Green
Interstellar Glow Ultramarine Blue
Polar Silver
Price $699/$799 $899/$999
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