OnePlus 8 Design Gets Leaked, Features Curved Display, Punch-Hole Camera, Wireless Charging


It hasn’t even been two weeks since the launch of the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus TV series, but OnePlus 8 related leaks have started appearing on the internet already. Celebrated smartphone leaker OnLeaks has partnered with CashKaro to publish the first renders of the OnePlus 8, a device that is not expected to be launched before the end of H1 2020. The company hasn’t even launched the OnePlus 7T Pro yet, which is expected to debut on October 10 during an event in New York, USA.

If these renders turn out to be true, it is pretty surprising to see OnePlus taking a step back in terms of design with the OnePlus 8. While this is not a real image of the OnePlus 8, OnLeaks has a stellar track record in terms of accuracy. Let us have a look at the OnePlus 8’s expected design, screen, camera setup, and dimensions before talking about the upcoming phone’s expected specifications.

OnePlus 8 3D Render Images Leaked

OnePlus 8

According to 3D CAD renders published by OnLeaks and CashKaro, the OnePlus 8 will retain the rear design of the OnePlus 7 Pro. It might feature curved glass on the front and the rear. There could be a triple-camera setup (with an LED flash) arranged in a vertical layout, very similar to that of the OnePlus 7 Pro. At the front, the phone will drop the current solution in the form of a punch-hole style design to accommodate the selfie camera. To remind you, the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7T used a waterdrop-shaped notch at the top of the screen, while the OnePlus 7 Pro hid its selfie camera within a motorized pop-up mechanism at the top of the phone.

The OnePlus 8 seems to have a stereo loudspeaker setup, with its primary speaker located at the bottom. It will have a USB Type-C port at the bottom along with its primary microphone, while the SIM card tray appears to be missing from the phone altogether. I am sure renders must have missed it. There is a power button and the sound profile switch on the right side of the phone, while the volume button is on the left. The phone reportedly measures 160.2×72.9×8.1mm (9.3mm at its thickest point) and features a 6.5-inch screen.

OnePlus 8 Expected Features, Specifications

The OnePlus 8 is expected to feature a 6.5-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen. We expect to have a refresh rate of 90Hz and a Full HD+ resolution. There could most probably be HDR10+ video playback certification as well. It will most probably run Android 10 out of the box with a new version of OxygenOS software. The OnePlus 8 is expected to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset which will be unveiled by the end of 2020.

In terms of camera specs, the phone could use a 64MP (1/1.7-inch) primary camera sensor from Samsung, similar to the Realme XT, Realme X2 Pro, and the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Going by the specs of the OnePlus 7T, the OnePlus 8 will most probably have a telephoto sensor and an ultra-wide-angle camera, all capable of 4K video recording, HDR, and NightScape. The front-facing camera resolution of the OnePlus 8 isn’t known yet, but we can expect either a 12MP or a 16MP selfie camera with 4K video recording, an upgrade of 1080p video recording on current-generation OnePlus smartphones.

We expect the OnePlus 8 to feature 5G connectivity, along with dual-SIM card slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The phone could have a 3800 or 4000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T technology. It is also being reported that OnePlus will finally bring the much-requested feature, wireless charging, to its smartphone lineup starting with the OnePlus 8. Other features could include Dolby Atmos audio, OnePlus Pay, and some form of water resistance.