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OnePlus was a company that was popular by the name flagship killer brand is now more flagship killer brand. The Chinese based smartphone company officially launches its two newest smartphones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The very much awaited devices of 2020 are now official and come with power-packed features. The company has offered some brand new features to the OnePlus ecosystem with these two devices. With the introduction of OnePlus 8 Pro in the new OnePlus 8 series, the company has set the pricing of the device as a flagship phone which will probably disappoint the big fans of the company.
The company has launched the premium mid-range OnePlus 8 and the flagship OnePlus 8 Pro. They have targeted to both the budget phone seeks and the flagship lovers. Let’s break down the core information you need to know about the OnePlus 8 Pro in this article and we have covered OnePlus 8 in the other one.
OnePlus 8 Pro is the true successor of the last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro. The new OnePlus 8 Pro introduces many new flagship features that were not present in the last year’s flagship. The major improvements in this year’s flagship are – 120Hz display, IP dust and water resistance, wireless charging and more. Let’s find out in detail about this beast.
The OnePlus 8 Pro has a glass back and a metal frame, with curved edges on both the front and back, like so many other flagships. They replaced the pop-up camera with a simple punch hole camera. OnePlus came with an official IP 68 rating on this phone as well. The OnePlus 8 Pro is the first phone by the company to feature an official IP68 rating. The phone is glass built and is available in amazing color variants.
OnePlus 8 Pro packs a new 6.78” Fluid AMOLED display which is the biggest display in the OnePlus phones yet. As the higher-end phone, the OnePlus 8 Pro packs a 120Hz display and comes with a 240Hz touch sampling rate to reduce input lag. The display comes with record-setting color correctness which has a 10-bit panel with HDR10+ support. There is an option to switch the refresh rate between 60 and 120Hz to save the battery which and you can also enjoy the combination of 120Hz and 1440p resolution at the same time which is not available in Samsung S20 series phones.
The company has made significant improvements in the department this time. There are altogether 4 rear camera and a single selfie camera sitting at a tiny punch hole in the front. There are 48-megapixel main camera and a 48-megapixel wide-angle camera that is capable of taking vibrant and sharp images in good lighting conditions. The primary 48MP sensor has a 1/1.4″-inch Sony IMX689 sensor which is largely popular. The main camera is capable of recording 4K video at 60fps with great stability using its OIS and EIS at the same time.
The wide-angle 48MP shooter has a 120-degree FOV and it also doubles as a macro shooter which greatly takes the shots closer to 3cm distance from the subject. The third telephoto camera has an 8MP sensor that can do 3x lossless zoom closed in on objects nicely without losing detail and goes up to 30x digital zoom. The fourth and the final camera is an all-new Color Filter camera, which renders various color effects upon the subject. With these improvements in camera, it can now even compete with the likes of iPhone 11 Pro Max!
Following the footsteps of other high-end phones this year, the OnePlus 8 Pro has a Snapdragon 865 chipset. The powerful SD 865 is coupled with the latest LPDDR5 RAM with a capacity of 8GB and 12GB. The new series of RAM is 30% faster and consumes 20% less energy than the RAM on the OnePlus 7 series. There is also two variant of storage based on RAM. The first one has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage whereas the next version has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. UFS 3.0 storage can be found on the handset and it doesn’t have an expandable storage option.
For the connectivity, the handset boasts an X55 5G modem. This makes this device 5G-capable and support for both mmWave and sub-600Hz 5G connections. There’s also Wi-Fi 6 that can handle the speed up to 9.6Gbps which is even faster than 7.5Gbps on a mmWave connection with the 5GB modem.
OnePlus’ OxygenOS has always been a great layer on top of Android OS. OnePlus 8 Pro runs on Oxygen OS 10.0 on top of Android 10. This time OnePlus added more opportunities to customize the phone’s interface and offered different color themes and icon packs.
OnePlus 8 Pro has a sizeable 4,510mAh battery which is a pretty good improvement for the predecessor. With wired charging, the phone can charge from 0 to 50% at shut 23 minutes and 100% at one hour with its Wrap Charge 30T which is still slower than the recently launched Huawei P40 Pro.
Finally, OnePlus has come up with wireless charging on their smartphone. OnePlus used to say that they weren’t ready for the tech but now you have it. They come up with very fast wireless charging technology which the company has given the name of Warp Charge 30 Wireless.
This handset is the first phone by the company to come up with an official IP68 rating.
We have discussed the features of the beast but the major concern is the price. Mentioned above, there is two variant of the handset and they are priced accordingly. The base variant of 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at $899 and the upscaled variant of 12/256GB will cost you $999. OnePlus 8 will be available in three new color variants of Ultramarine Blue, Glacial Green, and Onyx Black.
While it comes to the availability and price of OnePlus 8 Pro in Nepal, the phone is expected to arrive in the first week of June or maybe later due to the COVID-19 situation. The expected price of OnePlus 8 Pro in Nepal is Rs. 1,19,999 for the 8/128GB variant and Rs. 1,34,999 for the 12/256GB variant. We suggest you check out the latest phones in Nepal.