This OnePlus 8 Pro design leak solves the mystery of the quad camera

This OnePlus 8 Pro design leak solves the mystery of the quad camera
TL;DR
OnePlus 8 Pro may sport S10-style front cameras that will allow for slimmer bezels and 10-15% larger visible area at the screen size of the 7 Pro. A fourth ToF camera for better portraits, as well as a tri-tone instead of a dual tone flash will be enhancing the usual main, telephoto and ultra wide-angle camera kit.


We've already had a few massive leaks detailing every nook and cranny of the upcoming 8th generation flagships from everyone's favorite underdog OnePlus, complete with fleshed-out renders of the device. 

In a nutshell, it is shaping up to be a very S10 looking device at the front, with a quad-camera vertical setup at the back, powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 865 chipset, and with a high refresh rate display.

If you want confirmation coming directly from the OnePlus CAD stations, though, and want to know why the company decided to put this button here, or drill that hole there, today you are in luck.

The OnePlus 8 Pro design prototype diagram has been leaked to True Tech by a trusted source, and it indeed depicts the all-modern quad-camera setup on the back that we saw on the previous renders. 

These are, of course, preliminary design drawings, so there are a lot of "tentative" adjectives thrown around, but the overall picture is clear - make it look like the Galaxy S10 series as much as possible at the front.


We kid, but OnePlus seems to be indeed equipping the 8 with a hole-in-display front camera, and the 8 Pro with a dual version of that in an elliptical piercing - you know, like the S10 and S10+ do. 

Further allusions to Samsung's design are the top bezel being shaved to the minimum, and the curved screen sides. On the other hand, these are logical design decisions if you want to take full advantage of the hole-in-active-area (HIAA) implementation. 

Samsung is also going to take these to the extreme with the Galaxy S11, as rumors indicate it will sport a very refined Note 10-like design with a hole in the middle of the screen top for the selfie snapper, and even thinner bezels all around. OnePlus may be preparing to take on its release directly, too, as insiders claim that the 8 Pro would be released earlier than usual, and around the time that the S11 lands. 

As to the pressing question what would the fourth camera do, given that the trifecta of sensors stacked in the middle is probably the good ol' main + telephoto + ultra wide-angle cameras, the leaked document indicates that it will simply be a time-of-flight (ToF) camera for better depth perception. Do you like what you see so far with the OnePlus 8 series design direction?

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8 Pro
  • Display 6.7"
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Octa-core
  • Storage 128 GB

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14 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 661; Member since: May 02, 2016

nice .. but dual front facing camera is not necessary, looks more appealing and much cleaner with only 1 camera punch hole

11. IT-Engineer

Posts: 577; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

There shouldn't be any punch hole, they are going backwards with this design. I will jump over this phone then

2. matistight

Posts: 1023; Member since: May 13, 2009

"TIme of light" lol

3. oliviamia039

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 13, 2019

Oneplus should stick with 7 / 7t pro design without notch.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

They would but it's a hindrance to IP rating that will arrive in OnePlus 8 Pro. Also, pop-up camera takes more space inside than usual, so getting rid of it frees space for bigger battery, more cameras and wireless charging.

19. vpro0

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 23, 2017

Space inside the big flagship phones is not a real problem. It's made up to remove headphone jack and sell people wireless earphones.

12. michaelny2001

Posts: 345; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

absolutely! love my OP7 PRo compared to my friend's Note10+. That hole in the screen while watching videos is disgusting. oh well, OP had a great run. guess it's time to go under.

8. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 622; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

b-b-b-b-b-b-but the pill shaped cut-out is ugly and the OP7 with its pop up camera is waaaay better :D Lol everyone knows Samsung is doing the best method, no horrible big ugly notch, no pop up camera that can fail due to its mechanism

9. QuantumRazer

Posts: 160; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

Jeez, the front panel design looks ugly af. S10 Plus started this crappy pill design, then Honor V30, and now this. Seriously what the hell OnePlus? I'm sorry but a teardrop notch is way better since it takes up less width and height, as well as is symmetrical.

15. torr310

Posts: 1696; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I prefer notch over hole-in-display and pop-up.

16. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Eww.. Hole cutouts are awful.

17. CEDEOTB

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The 2nd front facing camera is just a waste of space and makes the hole punch more obtrusive. How often do people use that 2nd camera?

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

If the OP8P comes with 5000mah battery then it'll be a winner. I think this is the only area they need to improve on. 3700-4000 isnt enough now..

20. vpro0

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 23, 2017

What? For me it lasted less than two days only couple of times. And it's more than 5hrs of screen on every time.

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