OnePlus is swiftly moving towards updating its existing phones to latest Android version and simultaneously releasing new products. The recent OnePlus Concept One phone is a perfect example of this.
OnePlus is a company that can be trusted with phones similar to and at times even more efficient than most of the High end price products. OnePlus has always followed the trends of the mobile phone world within an affordable price.
What’s coming next in the year 2020 and what many mobile brands like Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, etc. are including in their flagship devices is the 5G connectivity. So it would not be that big of a surprise to expect the 5G trend in the upcoming models of OnePlus which, by tradition of names would be OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
What’s surprising here is a rumor going all around about 3 new models from OnePlus that will include – OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro as well as OnePlus 8 Lite. As one can simply guess by the name, OnePlus 8 Lite would be a basic and affordable phone, OnePlus 8, a slightly more advanced device and the OnePlus 8 Pro, a premium phone with all the amazing features.
As per a radio transmission certification that OnePlus received for its device of model number – IN2010, from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China, a tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore leaked that the OnePlus 8 Pro will support SA and NSA Dual Mode 5G connectivity.
From the above point, we can expect the OnePlus 8 series to be most likely powered by the Snapdragon X55 modem. It also adds up to the presence of Snapdragon 865 chipset, Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset for 2020.
However, the device with model number IN2010 could also be the more rumored OnePlus Concept Phone that is being expected to launch at the CES 2020. Well that’s a matter of time before we know anything for sure.
For now, all that we know is the OnePlus 8 series devices are expected to get Snapdragon 865 SoC with 8 GB RAM and an internal storage of 128 GB.
It is rumored to leave behind the water drop notch and house a punch-hole design. All the three models are expected to run on Android 10 OS along with the latest Oxygen OS skin.
A MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset in order to reduce the price of the device is likely to be seen. A 90 or 120 Hz display rate might be expected as well.
Launch & Price
The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to launch in the month of either February or March 2020. It wouldn’t be a surprise if OnePlus decides to drop them off earlier.
As of the price, given the features of the device, it could end up to be a high end price product. However, we can say for the OnePlus 8 Lite that it would be comparatively cheaper ranging nearly INR 30,000.
Update 15th January
OnePlus CAD renders and Screen Protectors confirm punch-hole display design
OnLeaks has shared CAD renders of OnePlus 8 Pro. Recently, the OnePlus 8 Pro was also seen on the GeekBench. The CAD renders have also brought along rumors of screen size. It is expected to have a 6.65-inch OLED display. Dimensions of 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.8mm are expected as well.
Another amazing leak we have got is regarding the screen protectors. Gizmochina revealed the Screen Protector designs for OnePlus 8 Pro. There are 2 types of Screen protectors seen. One having a left cutout and the other without a left cutout but all curvy edges.
Here are the images for reference –
OnePlus 8 Pro screen protector Render with left cutout
OnePlus 8 Pro screen protector Render without left cutout
Source – Gizmochina
The Renders from OnLeaks and Screen protectors from Gizmochina both clearly hint to the left punch-hole design display on the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The OnePlus 8 series is expected to launch in the Q3 of 2020. It will be interesting to see what OnePlus has done with its 8the generation flagship devices after huge success of the predecessors.
Stay tuned for more updates on this story!!