OnePlus has been known as a smartphone brand that offers flagship killers because of their premium-tier specs with affordable price tags. This is why people have been anticipating the company’s launches and this year, they’re offering two new phones — the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Let’s check out what the former has to offer.
The new OnePlus 8 comes with a 6.55-inch Fluid display with support for HDR10+. OnePlus says its panel has been manufactured in a way that makes the display still visible and clear even under direct sunlight. It also features a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother and more fluid movements when gaming, for example.
OnePlus 8’s triple camera setup consists of a 48-megapixel main camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera for close up shots. It’s important to note that the main shooter is equipped with OIS and EIS that work together for more stabilized and blur-free shots. Furthermore, it should perform well even in the dark with its dedicated Nightscape Mode.
Additionally, the OnePlus 8 is capable of shooting 4K videos up to 60fps and can capture slow-motion clips at 480fps. Selfies are then handled by a 16-megapixel shooter with EIS and 1080p video recording.
Inside, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 is partnered with either 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage. It supports 5G connectivity and boasts transfer speeds up to 7.5Gbps. The phone runs Android 10 with OxygenOS that includes the new Dark Theme 2.0 with support for dynamic wallpapers. Other notable features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock, NFC, and Wi-Fi 6.
The battery, on the other hand, has a 4300mAh capacity and features the company’s Warp Charge 30T. With it, OnePlus claims a charging time of 22 minutes from 0-50% and its Smart Charging technology studies the user’s schedule and makes it a point to only reach a full charge right before the user’s normal waking hour. This, according to the company, extends the battery’s life by implementing a healthier charging routine.
Pricing for the OnePlus 8 will start at US$ 699 (approx. PhP 35K) for the 8GB/128GB option, while the higher 12GB/256GB offering will sell for US$ 799 (approx. PhP 40.4K). It will be available internationally starting April 29, 2020.