It hasn’t even been a month since the launch of the OnePlus 7T series that we already have the leaks for the OnePlus 8. While the phone is not expected to be revealed until May of 2020, some people have reportedly leaked its design and specs. In case you were curious about the OnePlus 8 series, here’s what you need to know.
We’ll start off with the design and the highlight feature that’s expected to cause lots of controversies is the hole-punch display. Now normally, OnePlus launches two devices in a “series”. One is a base model and the other is a top-of-the-line “Pro” model. In recent devices, the base models had a notch to house the front-facing camera while the Pro variants came with a motorized pop-up mechanism, which allowed them to have an undisturbed notch-less display.
Introducing a punch-hole does seem like a step back especially in the case of Pro models. Fortunately, we don’t know if only the base model will have this or both that and the Pro model. I’m hoping it’s the former as moving from a notch to a hole-punch seems like a much more reasonable move. The display sizes will be 6.5″ and 6.65″ for the base and Pro models respectively. The 90Hz refresh rate will be standard across all devices, thankfully.
Moving to the back, there will now be a quad-camera setup. You will get the same 3 cameras; standard, telephoto and ultrawide. Along with these, there will be a fourth 3D ToF camera. However, it will be placed outside of the camera module on the left, which might ruin the cohesive design that we’re used to seeing.
As far as performance specs are concerned, we don’t know much about those. The processor will probably be a Snapdragon 855+, unless a better one is launched before. The phone will have a base memory and storage of 8GB and 128GB respectively.