Latest OnePlus 8 Pro leaks leave little to the imagination, reveal surprising specs

Latest OnePlus 8 Pro leaks leave little to the imagination, reveal surprising specs
Leaks about the upcoming OnePlus 8 phones began even before the OnePlus 7T was officially released, but now there’s almost nothing left to be revealed. We’ve seen renders showing the new design with a hole-punch display and even a couple iterations of the back panel and its camera bump.

But now, we have probably the most detailed summary of the specs of not only the OnePlus 8 Pro, but the regular 8 and the 8 Lite as well. That is, of course, if we assume the information from the leak is true. Everything within it seems to be in line with what we’ve already heard about the devices so there’s a good chance these specs are the real thing.

The information comes from a post on the Chinese social network Weibo, where a screenshot of a spreadsheet containing the hardware specs of the three phones was posted.
Despite it being in Chinese, those of you familiar with smartphone specs will quickly get a handle of what’s what. There’s a ton of info so let’s just focus on some of the more interesting bits.

OnePlus 8 Lite, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro standout specs


Starting with the OnePlus 8, the 2020 addition to the OnePlus lineup, we see that it will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC. That would be the first OnePlus powered by a MediaTek chip, but don’t make a grimace just yet.

The Dimensity 1000 is a very cable chip, having an identical CPU core configuration to the Snapdragon 865, albeit with slightly lower clock speeds. It also has an integrated 5G modem, which means even the cheapest OnePlus will have 5G capabilities.

The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are where the more intriguing specs can be found. As previous leaks have stated, both devices will get 120Hz displays. However, the one on the 8 Pro will come with a 1440p resolution, while the 8 will remain at 1080p. 

To compensate for the higher display resolution, the 8 Pro will also get a larger, 4,500mAh battery, while the 8 Lite and regular 8 will have 4,000mAh ones. And to charge the bigger battery even faster, OnePlus 8 Pro will support 50W warp charging.

The cameras are what we’ve expected to see, but further down the specs sheet, we see more surprises. The OnePlus 8 Pro has an IP68 water resistance rating, something that previous OnePlus devices lacked compared to other flagships.

We know OnePlus loves RAM and in 2020 its users won’t be disappointed. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will come with 8GB of LPDDR5 on the base models and go up to 12GB for the top tier variants. DDR5 RAM means that you’ll be able to switch between recently used apps faster than ever and in combination with the UFS3.0 storage and the Snapdragon 865, these phones will undoubtedly offer amazing performance. We can’t wait to test them!

OnePlus 8 series prices


After hearing all the specs improvements OnePlus fans are probably starting to worry about what they could mean for the price of the devices. Note that the prices below, if correct, are converted from the Chinese market prices, so some adjustments (probably going up a bit) will be made to them when the phones get to the US.


Overall, it's good news. It seems like prices will mostly remain at the levels they currently are. And the OnePlus 8 Lite might prove to be an awesome pick at that price, considering it will have a high-end chip with 5G and a 90Hz display. 

OnePlus usually releases its first batch of phones in May, but there are rumors that the OnePlus 8 Lite might be out as soon as March next year. Either way, 2020 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for smartphones. 

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8 Pro
  • Display 6.7 inches
  • Camera (Quad camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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13 Comments

13. plsnoregforcomments

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Interesting... the Pro phone has an IR blaster and 3D facial recognition, while the other two does not. The Pro phone also has 'double optical image stabilization', while the other two merely supports OIS. Though I personally despise Mediatek chips, I'm interested to see how the new Dimensity chips from Mediatek actually perform. You need a comprehensive review of the Oneplus 8 Lite.

12. waxpatch

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 21, 2019

How well do 1+ phones work on Verizon?

11. Skizzo

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

But what about wireless charging? That's all I'm waiting for from OnePlus, as I'm far too invested to go back. OnePlus, stop playin' and gimme the wireless already.

6. Cat97

Posts: 2055; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

OnePlus phones are just too huge in size to be used as daily phones, you may get some use from them as tablets if you need such things.

4. Epicness1o1

Posts: 332; Member since: May 30, 2013

I am so hyped for 2020, the Oneplus phones are going to be sick, samsung phones, huawei with its graphine battery, oppos fast charging probably going to other phones, revolutionary iphone looks. 2020 will be sick !

7. TadTrickle

Posts: 154; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Idk, I've read several articles about the 865 and how the modem is outside the chip this time, first time in like 7 years. When 4g debuted actually. And those chips were horrible. Expect these to be as well

8. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

you might be right But I read the reason that QC gave was logical - if the SoC 5G modem is not integrated it is one less performance hit the SoC has to take. Thus the performance of the 865 is increased ( got compete with the A13). it make sense but I agree with you we might see some issue maybe with the modem but maybe QC has worked things out were we wont see much of a hit since 5G is not prevalent but 4G LTE, being a mature tech now, works very well.

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

i just want this battery tech to take off!!!!

3. Epicness1o1

Posts: 332; Member since: May 30, 2013

"Starting with the OnePlus 8, the 2020 addition to the OnePlus lineup, we see that it will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC." Did you mean the Oneplus 8 Lite and not the Oneplus 8?

2. User123456789 unregistered

I saw this last week. It is weird OP8 has GG6 on one side while Pro has just GG5 on both.

1. Whitedot

Posts: 901; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

So instead of giving best pf the pack for around $500 + 1+ pushing it high end Pro version to $800+. Stripping the value they used to deliver and making it Regular version and pushing the price $600 + and then creating Lite division $400+ $500-. That's how you folks don't get what you used to back in the days. Midrange segment is the milking cow these days.

5. User123456789 unregistered

This is the price you pay for 120Hz oled, IP68, faster ddr5 ram etc .... Of course there will be phones with slower ddr5 from other supplier, slower ufs3 from cheap supplier, older GG , no this, no that, no that too by $450-500 ...

9. AbhiD

Posts: 891; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

What bulls**t! Prices of other brands have gone up as well. Likes of S11 will start at $1000 as well at the least for the base spec. While OP8 at $530. What problem do you have with that pricing structure? Infact S11+ might as well start at $1100 or $1200. 8 Pro will still be massively cheaper.

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