OnePlus has finally lifted the covers from the OnePlus 8 series. While OnePlus 8 is the bread-and-butter flagship killer, the OnePlus 8 Pro is the one spec nerds will want to buy. It gets a smooth 120Hz display, 30W wireless charging, more powerful camera hardware, faster LPDDR5 RAM, and a lot more. 

It’s expensive!

But first, let’s get the price out of the picture. The OnePlus 8 Pro costs $899 for the 8GB/256GB version, and for the 12GB/256GB model, buyers will have to shell out $999. Yes, the price hike is steep compared to its predecessor, but the internal upgrades are noteworthy too. Open sale begins on April 29 from the official OnePlus website.

120Hz display with MEMC magic

You get a curved 6.57-inch HDR10+ AMOLED display that has a punch hole, a first for OnePlus. The panel boasts of a 120Hz refresh rate, which is a big jump from the 90Hz display on the OnePlus 7T Pro. OnePlus 8 Pro also employs a MEMC chip to upscale videos (from 24fps up to 120fps), and reduce motion blurring and ghosting. The ultimate goal is to improve the visual clarity and overall experience of consuming content on the phone.

Better cameras

The biggest upgrade is in the camera department, as the company has packed four cameras at the back. The OnePlus 8 Pro has a 48MP main camera and a 48MP wide-angle camera as well that supports the dark mode feature for low-light photography.

The company has also packed an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical and 30x digital zoom output, complete with OIS for blur-free photos and stable videos. Lastly, there is a new 5MP colour filter camera for adding cool lighting effects and filters. A single 16MP selfie camera is there on the front. There is also a flicker detect sensor to help users click better photos indoors under artificial lighting.

Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 865 chip is under the hood ticking alongside up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. A 4,510 mAh battery keeps the system running, and it supports 30W wireless charging this time around as well as reverse charging.

But it’s not all about the hardware. OxygenOS on the OnePlus 8 Pro also brings the new Dark Theme 2.0 that supports all apps and acts as a universal dark mode. Plus, the in-camera face detection feature now works for pets as well. Other major upgrades coming with the OnePlus 8 Pro include 5G and Wi-Fi 6 support.

Check out the detailed specifications sheet below:

Parameter Specifications
Display 6.78-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED
3168 x 1440 pixels
HDR10+ support
513PPI pixel density
1300 nits peak brightness
120Hz refresh rate
3D Corning Gorilla Glass
19.8:9 aspect ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 8GB / 12GB
Storage 128GB / 256GB
Rear Camera 48MP primary (f/1.7) Sony IMX689 sensor
48MP ultra-wide (f/2.2)
8MP telephoto (f/2.4)
5MP color filter camera (f/2.4)
Front Camera 16MP (f/2.45) Sony IMX471 sensor
Battery 4510 mAh
Warp Charge 30 Wireless
Warp Charge 30T
Reverse charging
Software OxygenOS (Android 10)
Colors Onyx Black
Glacial Green
Ultramarine Blue
Audio Dual Stereo Speakers
Dolby Atmos
Audio 3D
Audio Zoom
Video 4K at 30/60 fps
1080p at 30/60 fps
720p slo-mo at 480 fps
1080p slo-mo at 240 fps
Sensors In-display Fingerprint Sensor
Electronic Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Sensor Core
Laser Sensor
Flicker detect Sensor
Front RGB Sensor
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