OnePlus on 14th of April, 2020 unveiled the 8th generation of its smartphone line-the Oneplus 8 and Oneplus 8 Pro. The new OnePlus 8 promises to be a lot faster and better in every department compared to its predecessor – the OnePlus 7. It comes with a 6.55″ Fluid AMOLED Display, Snapdragon 865 chip, 48MP triple camera system, and 4,300 mAh battery. All of which are improved/upgraded when compared to the OnePlus 7. Here, we’ll be looking at the full specs and features of the OnePlus 8 and also the pricing.
OnePlus 8 Key Specs
- 6.55″ Fluid AMOLED display
- Snapdragon 865 SoC
- 8GB/128GB, 12GB/256GB
- 48MP + 16MP + 2MP main camera
- 16MP selfie camera
- Android 10 ( OxygenOS 10)
- 4,300 mAh battery
- Warp Charge 30T
The OnePlus 8 is built to impress and it surely did. The front and back Corning Gorilla Glass is sandwiched with an aluminium frame. Two of its body colour options (Interstellar Glow and Onyx Black) comes with a glossy finish while the Glacial Green has a matte finish.
The front is home to a punch-hole display with little bezel at the top and bottom. The screen is curved into the edges, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S-series. At the back, we have a simple camera module at the top middle with LED flash underneath it and the OnePlus brand name. The fingerprint reader is located underneath the display. The phone weighs 180 grams and measures 8mm in thickness.
The phone features a 6.55″ Fluid AMOLED display with curved edges. Enjoy the fast and smooth 90Hz refresh rate designed for seamless motion. Colours are vivid with vibrant details. As expected, the display features a 1080p resolution and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Also, the display has an A+ rating from DisplayMate and an SGS Eye Care display certification.
Hardware and Software
Performance-wise, the OnePlus 8 comes with the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC with X55 dual-mode 5G capable of connecting to multiple networks at the same time. It also comes with the latest Wi-Fi 6 with incredible peak speed.
There is only two memory configuration available; 8GB RAM with 128GB UFS 3.0 storage and 12GB RAM with 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. Additional storage is not possible as the smartphone has no microSD slot. Running inside the smartphone is the smooth OxygenOS 10 with intuitive features. The skin is built on Android 10 operating system.
You can shoot epic photos and video with the OnePlus 8 since it comes with an advanced 48MP triple camera system. The 48MP main camera features Sony’s old IMX586 sensor which means it doesn’t have the Omni-directional AF. It does support Pixel binning and features OIS+EIS. The second camera features an ultra-wide-angle lens with 116° Field of View which is ideal for capturing group photo or landscape.
And finally a 2MP dedicated macro camera as the third one. Since there is no telephoto camera here, 2x zoom function rests on the 48MP camera which can be done via cropping. The selfie camera features a 16MP snapper with f/2.0 aperture and auto-HDR.
The device is equipped with high capacity battery and you can enjoy the OnePlus 8 device for up to a full day thanks to its high-capacity 4,300 mAh battery. It gets up to 55% battery life in just 22 minutes of charging with the Warp Charge 30T technology.
Price and Availability
The OnePlus 8 comes with a starting price of $700/£599 for its base configuration (8GB/128GB) and $800/£699 for the 12GB/256GB. In terms of availability, it is expected to drop on April 24, 2020. The smartphone will be available for purchase at OnePlus.com and in the US via Amazon.
How Much will the Oneplus 8 Cost in Nigeria?
The OnePlus 8 has a starting price of $700 in the US, in Nigeria however, it will cost around N250,000 to N300,000 depending on the memory configuration. Oneplus is not known for selling its devices in Africa, but you can ship one down to Nigeria from Amazon in the US or also Jumia Global.
Does OnePlus 8 Come with Dolby ATmos?
Yes, Oneplus 8 comes with Dolby Atmos
Does OnePlus 8 has Wireless Charging?
No, the OnePlus 8 does not come with wireless Charging, only the Pro Version does.
How Good is OnePlus 8 Camera?
The Oneplus 8 camera has been tested to offer flagship-grade picture quality and is rated A plus
Is OnePlus 8 Water-Resistant?
Yes OnePlus 8 is rated IP68 dust/water resistant up to 1.5m for 30 mins.
OnePlus 8 Complete Specifications
- Announced: 2020, April 14
- Status: Exp. release 2020, April 21
- Dimension: 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm
- Weight: 180 grams
- Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass), glass back (Gorilla Glass), aluminium frame
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Screen Display: Fluid AMOLED
- Screen Size: 6.55-inch
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 (402 PPI density)
- Aspect Ratio: 20:9
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Notch: No
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Operating System: Android 10 (OxygenOS 10)
- Chipset: Snapdragon 865
- CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU: Adreno 650
- RAM: 8GB, 12GB
- Built-in Storage Capacity: 128GB, 256GB
- Card Slot: No
- Camera Type: Triple
- Camera Sensor: 48MP + 16MP + 2MP
- Camera Features: PDAF, OIS, gyro-EIS, HDR, panorama
- Video Resolution: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps
- LED Flash: Yes, dual-LED flash
- Camera Type: Single
- Camera Sensor(s): 16MP
- Camera Features: auto-HDR, gyro-EIS
- Video Resolution: 1080p@30fps,
- LED Flash: No
- Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
- FM Radio: No
- GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
- NFC: Yes
- Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / 5G
- 5G Network Bands: 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 28(700), 78(3500); SA/NSA – EU, 5G band 2(1900), 5(850), 41(2500), 66(1700), 71(600); SA/NSA – NA, 5G band 78(3500); SA/NSA – IN, 5G band 41(2500), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA – CN, mmWave – Verizon exclusive
- 4G Network Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46(5200), 66(1700/2100) – EU
- 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G 7.5 Gbps DL
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- Speaker Location: Front
- Sound Enhancement Features: Yes with Dolby ATmos
- Audio Jack Type: No
- Battery Capacity: 4,300 mAh
- Wireless Charging: No
- Fast Charging: Warp Charge 30T
- Colour Options: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, Polar Silver
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass