OnePlus 8 : Snapdragon 865, Triple Rear Cameras, 5G, 12GB RAM and 4300 mAh battery
OnePlus as per it’s scheduled plan took the opportunity during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to launch two of it’s newest flagship smartphones Oneplus 8 and Oneplus 8 Pro. The company launches it’s flagship device twice a year and today’s launch brings major updates to it’s devices launched six months ago with more powerful processor and cameras along with wireless charging support on the Pro model.
The younger sibling of the Oneplus 8 series is the affordable Oneplus 8 smartphone and shares many of the important features with the more expensive Pro variant.
The design of the smartphone has not changed much compared to last year’s models. The Oneplus 8 features a 6.55-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels, 402ppi) Fluid AMOLED display that has up to 90Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The smartphone is based on a modern 7 nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor (eight Kryo 585 @ 2.84 GHz cores and Adreno 650 graphics), complemented by up to 12 GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.0 high-speed drive with TurboWrite technology support and HPB. To support 5G networks, the Snapdragon X55 modem is used.
Regarding the cameras, it comes with triple rear camera setup that comprises a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/1.75 lens, 2-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens, and a 16-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.2 lens along with dual LED Flash. The phone supports 4K video recording at 30/ 60fps.
Additionally, the main cameras can take Super Slow Motion video in 1080p at 240 fps and TIme-Lapse video in 1080p at 30fps and 4K videos at 30 fps.
Other camera features include CINE aspect ratio video recording, UltraShot HDR, Nightscape, Micro , Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, Cat & dog face detection & focus, AI Scene Detection and support for RAW Image.
On the front for selfies, there is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor at the front along with an f/2.45 lens that is housed in a hole-punch display. It supports features such as Face Unlock, HDR, Screen Flash along with Face Retouching. The selfie camera can records Time-Lapse videos and supports 1080P video at 30fps.
The OnePlus 8 comes in 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.0 two-lane storage options that aren’t expandable via a microSD card. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The phone also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The company has offered a 4,300mAh battery on the OnePlus 8 that supports Warp Charge 30T (5V/ 6A) and allows this smartphones to have 50% of the battery recharged in up to 23 minutes.. The device has an absence of of wireless charging feature in order to reduce the manufacturing costs.
The phone measures 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm and weighs 180 grams.
The phone has Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, and Onyx Black colour shades to choose from.
The OnePlus 8 also has dual stereo speakers along with Dolby Atmos sound and the new Haptic Vibration engine. The new smartphone has also retained the alert slider that is a legacy feature in the OnePlus phones — similar to the mute switch on the iPhone.
In terms of specifications, the dual-SIM (Nano) OnePlus 8 runs Android 10 with OxygenOS on top.
Oneplus 8 Specification
- 6.55 inch screen with Fluid AMOLED technology and FHD + resolution (1080x2400p)
- 90 Hz refresh rate
- Display with 20: 9 aspect ratio and circular notch on the screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset
- Octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.84 GHz
- Snapdragon X55 modem for 5G connectivity
- 8 GB and 12 GB LPDDR4x RAM
- 128 GB and 256 GB of UFS 3.0 2-LANE storage
- 16 MP front selfie camera with Sony IMX471 sensor
- Three rear cameras:
- Sony IMX689 main sensor with 48 MP resolution
- 16 MP sensor with 116º wide-angle lens
- 2 MP sensor with macro lens
- 4,300 mAh battery with Warp Charge 30T charging (0% to 50% in 22 minutes)
- No support for wireless charging
- Android 10 under OxygenOS interface
- Dimensions of 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm
- 180g weight
Oneplus 8 Price in Nepal
OnePlus 8 price is set at $699 (roughly NRs. 85,500) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, while its 12GB RAM + 256GB storage option is priced at $799 (roughly NRs. 97,500). It will go on sale starting April 21 in the UK (and other European regions) and April 29 in the US. Once again, pre-orders start from today.
- OnePlus 8 with 8GB / 128GB : $699 (roughly NRs. 85,500)
- OnePlus 8 with 12GB / 256GB : $799 (roughly NRs. 97,500)