The OnePlus 8 series of smartphones is expected to launch somewhere around May 2020, and there is still quite some time for that to happen. This, however, has not stopped from the rumours mill to keep providing us with intel on the smartphones in the upcoming OnePlus 8 lineup. We already know that there are going to be three smartphones in the series – OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Lite, and OnePlus 8 Pro. Now, we have got the alleged specifications of all the three smartphones.
OnePlus 8 series smartphones leaked specifications reveal some surprises
First up, the leaked specs sheet has been spotted on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, and the reliability of the source is unknown, so we would have to take the leaked specifications with a pinch of salt as of now.
OnePlus 8 Lite: Alleged Specifications
Starting things off with the OnePlus 8 Lite smartphone, the renders of the device surfaced a little while ago. If the company is indeed planning on launching this one, this will be the first “Lite” smartphone in the history of OnePlus. It makes complete sense that the device will be inferior to the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro, specifications-wise. Nevertheless, the leak suggests that the OnePlus 8 Lite will be powered with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor, another first for OnePlus. OnePlus has never made use of MediaTek processors, so this report is kind of surprising, to be honest. The processor is said to be paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS3.0 storage onboard. The battery of the device is tipped to be a 4,000mAh unit.
Speaking of the display of the device, the OnePlus 8 Lite is tipped to feature a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. For photography, the OnePlus 8 Lite is rumoured to feature a 48MP primary camera, and two more cameras (16MP + 12MP) supporting it, at the rear. At the front, we might be getting a 16MP selfie snapper. Lastly, the OnePlus 8 Lite is supposed to be IP53 dirt and water-resistant.
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro: Alleged Specifications
Both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are tipped to feature 120Hz refresh rate panels. The display sizes, however, are expected to be different in both of them. The OnePlus 8 is expected to sport a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution, while the Pro variant will have a larger, 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED display with a 3140 x 1440 pixels resolution.
Moving on to the cameras of the devices, both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro are tipped to feature the same 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor. The OnePlus 8 Pro, however, will have a ToF 3D camera on both the front and the back, something which the OnePlus 8 will allegedly miss out on. Just like the OnePlus 8 Lite, the OnePlus 8 is also expected to be IP53 dirt and water-resistant. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, will feature IP68 certification.
The processors for both the devices are unknown even to the source of the specifications, but it has claimed that both the devices will feature LPDDR5 RAM, and will be available in 8GB and 12GB variants. The internal storage will be 128GB and 256GB (UFS3.0). At the battery front, the OnePlus 8 will feature a 4,000mAh battery, while the OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to sport a 4,500mAh unit. Both the devices are tipped to have a USB Type-C 3.1 port.
OnePlus 8 series: Leaked Prices
Coming to the leaked prices of the OnePlus 8 series of smartphones, here’s the leaked price list:
- OnePlus 8 Lite: CNY2,999 ($428)
- OnePlus 8: CNY3,699 ($528)
- OnePlus 8 Pro: CNY4,999 ($713)
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