OnePlus has announced a date for the official unveiling of their OnePlus 8 series of phones.
The OnePlus 8 series will be shown to the world during an online launch event on April 14th.
“With the OnePlus 8 series, we’re excited to introduce our most powerful and beautiful smartphone series ever, combining blazing-fast 5G capabilities, specially engineered high refresh rate displays and OnePlus’ signature powerful performance setup. The OnePlus 8 series will bring a truly ‘burdenless’ experience to all our users, who have come to expect nothing but the best all-around flagship smartphones from us,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus. “No detail is too small for us, as OnePlus always strives to deliver the best user experience possible with our premium flagship devices.”
Rumours suggest that there will be three OnePlus 8 devices, with the top-of-the-line OnePlus 8 Pro, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Lite (also said to be called the OnePlus Z).
The OnePlus 8 Pro is said to come with a 6.78-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 30W wired and wireless charging, Snapdragon 865 with 8 or 12GB of RAM and IP68 water/dust resistance.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 is said to have a 6.55-inch FHD+ display at 90Hz, up to 12GB of RAM, same processor and 30W wired charging and no IP rating.
All the devices in the OnePlus 8 series will be 5G-enabled out of the box.
The OnePlus 8 Lite is said to include a MediaTek processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and 6.4-inch AMOLED display at 90Hz.
The OnePlus 8 series launch event will be streamed on YouTube and start at 11AM EST.
You add a calendar reminder for the event via OnePlus’ website.
Update – March 31st, 2020: OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed some key specs of their upcoming OnePlus 8 series.
Some of the phones in their upcoming lineup will have a 120Hz Fluid Display, which should produce a peak brightness of more than 1,000 nits and 10-but colour.
Power the phones will be the Snapdragon 865 processor, which 25% than the previous chip and also 25% more energy efficient.
The LPDDR5 RAM helps provide a transfer rate of 6,400 Mbps and 45% lower power consumption. Just like the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T, this year’s phones will offer UFS 3.0 flash storage plus two new technologies.
Those are Turbo Write and Host Performance Booster. Turbo Write “uses the upper section of the ROM’s storage as a high-speed read/write interval.”
While Host Performance Booster can help improve random read performance after extended use.
We’ll find out more about the OnePlus 8 series at their April 14th online launch.