Rumours regarding the launch of the upcoming OnePlus 8 series have been rife on the internet for a while now, with the company occasionally teasing the lineup. The design of the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Lite appeared a few months ago. The OnePlus 8 was recently spotted on the Geekbench database, revealing some of its key specifications. The most recent sightings of the lineup come from China’s TENAA regulatory body, hinting at an imminent launch. While the OnePlus 8 and its Pro sibling were spotted on TENAA, the Lite was missing from the listing, which could mean it would launch at a later date.
According to the TENAA listing, the OnePlus 8 (model number OnePlus IN2010) and the OnePlus 8 Pro (model number OnePlus IN2020) are 5G-ready phones. In fact, the company teased its upcoming 5G portfolio in the past. According to its latest poster, OnePlus confirmed that its India lineup will feature 5G connectivity. The OnePlus 8 was also spotted on the BIS website, which hints at an impending launch in India. Unfortunately, the specifications of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro haven’t yet appeared on TENAA. The next OnePlus flagship phones are expected to go official in the second week of April.
OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8 Lite specifications and features (Rumored)
According to recent reports, the OnePlus 8 series is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM. The OnePlus 8 will likely flaunt a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The device could draw power from a 4,500mAh battery with 55W fast charging.
The OnePlus 8 Pro will likely flaunt a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole selfie camera. The handset is expected to feature a 64-megapixel primary sensor along with three other unknown sensors. The device could be powered by a 4,500mAh battery with superfast Warp Charge technology and run Android 10. The Pro model is also expected to debut as the first OnePlus phone with wireless charging support.
The OnePlus 8 Lite is a surprising new entrant, expected to sport a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC, the first for any OnePlus smartphone. The device could be a more affordable offering, featuring a 6.4-inch AMOLED punch-hole display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone could feature a triple camera setup at the rear, comprising a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 16-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 12-megapixel auxiliary lens. The handset’s battery capacity is unknown, but 30W fast charge support can be expected.