OnePLus 8 series launch event

OnePlus is all set to unveil its latest and greatest OnePlus 8 series on April 14. However, a bunch of information has already leaked online about the duo. While there are still two weeks to go, we are certain of what OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will have up their sleeves. Hence, here’s all we know about the two devices as of now.

OnePlus 8 Pro rumored specifications

OnePlus 8 Pro

According to the rumors, OnePlus 8 Pro will come equipped with a 6.78-inch Super AMOLED punch-hole display with support for 120Hz refresh rate. The device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC.

Pete Lau confirmed that it will support the faster LPDDR5 RAM module. It is said to offer a data transfer rate of 6,400Mbps with bandwidth as high as 51.2GB/s, while also reducing power consumption by 45%. Further, it will employ UFS 3.0 flash storage that is claimed to offer read and write speed of up to 1700Mb/s. It is likely to come with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage.

On the optics front, OnePlus 8 Pro is tipped to sport a quad rear camera setup. The phone will feature a 48MP Sony IMX 689 primary sensor with an f/1.78 aperture. It will be accompanied by a 48MP Sony IMX ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree field of view, an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom and a 5MP color filter. The camera system is rumored to pack new features like new night portrait mode, “3-HDR” video, cinematic effects and better OIS. On the front may lie a 16MP selfie shooter.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is tipped to pack a 4,510mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging.

Confirmed support for wireless charging

OnePlus 8 Pro is confirmed to support 30W wireless fast charging. It is said to come with 3W reverse wireless charging as well.

Moreover, there are “isolated charge pumps” inside the phone that reduce the voltage back down to something that’s safe to pump into the battery. Further, the phone will be Qi-compatible. This will enable you to charge your phone at Qi speeds on the pads you already own.

It will IP68 rated and come in Ultramarine Blue, Glacial Green, and Onyx Black color options.

OnePlus 8 Pro price

The OnePlus 8 Pro is said to be priced at €919/$929 for the 8GB RAM model and €1009/$1019 for the 12GB RAM variant.

OnePlus 8 rumored specifications

OnePlus 8 color options

Coming to the OnePlus 8, it will feature a 6.55-inch Super AMOLED punch-hole display. It is likely to support the 120Hz refresh rate as well. Further, the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Further, there’s no LPDDR5 RAM here. It will come with 8GB/12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage.

As for the optics, it will sport a triple rear camera setup. The phone is tipped to come equipped with 48MP + 16MP + 2MP cameras on the back. However, the exact configuration of the lenses is unknown. It may have a 16MP selfie shooter as well.

OnePlus 8 Interstellar Glow
New Interstellar Glow color renders

The phone is rumored to pack a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. The device is unlikely to come with wireless charging support. It will be made available in three color options – Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Interstellar Glow gradient.

Further, OnePlus is said to launch a 30W wireless charger alongside the OnePlus 8 series on April 14.

OnePlus 8 price

The OnePlus 8’s 8GB RAM model is said to cost €719/$729 while the 12GB RAM variant could cost €819/$829. 

Will OnePlus Z launch on April 14?

OnePlus 8 Lite, OnePlus Z

OnePlus is rumored to be working on the OnePlus X successor. It was rumored to be called “OnePlus 8 Lite”. However, the latest rumor claims that it will be called OnePlus Z.

The OnePlus Z is said to include an in-display fingerprint sensor, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage options, a MediaTek 1000 processor, a 4,000mAh battery, and a triple camera with 48MP, 16MP, and 12MP sensors. It could be priced around $450.

However, the phone is unlikely to launch on April 14. It is said to launch in June.

OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless

OnePlus wireless charger

OnePlus has seemingly confirmed the launch of a wireless charger. It will charge the phone by 50% in just 30 minutes with 30W fast charging. The company is calling it “Warp Charge 30 Wireless”.

As previously rumored, the wireless charger will come with an in-built fan. Lau says it could get as loud as 30db. However, there will be an option n the phone for a night mode to keep the fan off at night. It will also reduce charging speeds.

OnePlus has increased the voltage to 20V that amps at 1.5, which is much higher than normal for wireless charging. Further, there are “isolated charge pumps” inside the phone that reduce the voltage back down to something that’s safe to pump into the battery. However, if things get too hot, the charger can reduce its output.

The upcoming product could cost €70 in the Europe market.

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

OnePlus will also be launching a pair of wireless earphones named OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z at the event. The company took to Twitter to tease the design of its upcoming product. It showcases the new earbuds along with silicone ear-tips.

Further, they feature a glossy finish. The teaser shows a blue-ish finish on the earphones. The product is said to provide a 10-hour battery life with a 10-minute charge. Further, it is tipped to offer a 20-hour playback time on a single charge and sport an IP55 certification.

Plus, the earphones could feature a Bluetooth latency of just 110ms. For reference, Apple’s AirPods Pro features a latency of 144ms. It will allow the delay to be very low between the audio signal being sent and when you can hear it.

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