The OnePlus 6 smartphone was announced in May 2018. It was succeeded by the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro in May 2019. Hence, initial reports had claimed that the OnePlus 8 series will go official by May this year. A recent report had claimed that OnePlus may unveil the OnePlus 8 lineup earlier this year. A fresh report on Techradar states that the OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 8 series in the second week of April. Rumours surrounding the series have revealed that it includes three phone such as OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Lite.
Citing information acquired from a source close to OnePlus, the publication claimed that the global launch event and Indian unveiling of the OnePlus 8 series could happen close to each other. The company has used the same strategy for launching its phones in the past. The source did not share any information on the specs of the OnePlus 8 series.
The OnePlus 8 lineup is expected to include the new mid-range phone that is being dubbed by the rumour mill as OnePlus 8 Lite. It may feature a 6.4-inch punch-hole display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It could be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC. The OnePlus 8 Lite may sport a triple camera setup that may include a main lens, an ultrawide shooter and a ToF (Time of Flight) depth sensor.
The OnePlus 8 could be coming with a curved 6.6-inch punch-hole display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate and full HD+ resolution. The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform driven phone may house a triple camera system on its rear. The latter may comprise of a primary shooter, an ultrawide sensor and a telephoto lens.
The OnePlus 8 Pro could be coming with a quad HD+ punch-hole display with 120Hz refresh rate support. The Snapdragon 865 SoC will be also power the Pro model. The phone is expected to arrive with a quad camera setup featuring an additional ToF (Time of Flight) sensor along with the main lens, a ultrawide snapper and a telephoto sensor.
The OnePlus 8 series is expected to arrive with large-sized batteries along with support for faster Warp charging technology. It is also speculated that the OnePlus 8 Pro could be the company’s first smartphone to arrive with support for wireless charging tech. Also, the OnePlus 8 series are expected to arrive with an IP rated chassis. The inclusion of new features suggests that the OnePlus 8 phones may carry higher price tags. The Chinese firm is also expected to announce OnePlus truly wireless earphones at the launch event of the OnePlus 8 series.