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5G enabled OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro officially announced; On sale on 15th April

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, has made quite a name for itself over the last few years. By offering stellar devices at an affordable price point, OnePlus has blown many competitors out of the water, and it expects to extend the trend with its latest flagships: OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic did mar the launch party to a great extent, but enthusiasts have managed to keep the devices in the news. The prices are steep this time around, but there is plenty under the hood to keep the performance users satisfied. Let’ find out what the OnePlus 8 series has in store.

Specifications

Both OnePlus 8 devices are powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 and come with 8 or 12GB of RAM. The smaller OnePlus 8 comes with a 90hz display while its bigger sibling flaunts a 120hz display unit. Both devices have 5G support, making the duo a future-proof investment. Check out the spec sheet to get the complete picture:

OnePlus 8

  • 6.55-inch 90hz, 1080P display with an aspect ratio of 20:9
  • 8/12GB of RAM
  • Snapdragon 865 processor
  • 128GB/256GB storage options
  • Triple camera setup — 48MP wide primary, 16MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro
  • 16 MP selfie camera
  • Android 10
  • 4300 mAh battery with fast charging
  • 5G support
  • Colors: Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow(Regular and T-Mobile), Onyx Black(Verizon and T-Mobile), Polar Silver (Verizon)

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • 6.78-inch 120hz, 1440P display  with an aspect ratio of 20:9
  • 8/12GB of RAM
  • Snapdragon 865 processor
  • 128GB/256GB storage options
  • Quad camera setup — 48MP wide primary, 8MP telephoto, 16MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro
  • 16 MP selfie camera
  • Android 10
  • 4510 mAh battery with fast charging
  • 5G support
  • Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Onyx Black, Glacial Green

US Pricing

As already mentioned, both OnePlus 8 devices are 5G enabled. Two leading carriers in the United States, Verizon and T-Mobile, will sell the less-expensive OnePlus 8 at launch but haven’t announced plans for the Pro variant. Verizon’s OnePlus 8 will support millimeter-wave 5G and will cost $100 extra.

OnePlus 8

Model Name Price
OnePlus 8 — 8GB/128GB (Glacial Green) $699
OnePlus 8 — 12GB/256GB (Interstellar Glow) $799
OnePlus 8 — 8GB/128GB (Onyx Black – Verizon) $799
OnePlus 8 — 8GB/128GB (Polar Silver – Verizon) $799
OnePlus 8 — 8GB/128GB (Onyx Black – T-Mobile) NA
OnePlus 8 — 8GB/128GB (Interstellar Glow – T-Mobile) NA

OnePlus 8 Pro

Model Name Price
OnePlus 8 Pro — 8GB/128GB (Onyx Black, Glacial Green) $899
OnePlus 8 Pro — 12GB/256GB (Onyx Black, Glacial Green) $999
OnePlus 8 Pro — 12GB/256GB (Ultramarine Blue) $999

Availability

  • Available from April 15th on Oneplus’ website
  • Verizon and T-Mobile to start selling soon

Both devices will go on sale on April 15th. OnePlus’ official website and Amazon (not yet available) will sell the unlocked variants. To buy Verizon or T-mobile variants, users would need to check their official websites.

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