Massive OnePlus 8 Pro leak reveals quad-camera setup, new display


Two weeks after providing an early glimpse at next year’s OnePlus 8, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer is back with a new set of renders that arrive courtesy of 91Mobiles. This time, though, the device being showcased is the premium OnePlus 8 Pro. 

OnePlus 8 Pro ditches the pop-out camera module and all-screen look


OnePlus received quite a bit of praise this year upon the arrival of the OnePlus 7 Pro due to the all-screen design it implemented on the flagship. But the pop-out camera, on the contrary, was criticised by some and likely proved quite costly, especially for a company that already operates on slim margins. That's likely why it's planning to ditch the unique setup on next year's OnePlus 8 Pro in favor of a punch-hole display that closely resembles the Infinity-O panel found on Samsung's Galaxy S10.

As per usual, accompanying the curved edge, 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display are extremely thin side bezels and what appears to be uniform top and bottom implementations. Also worth pointing out is the fact the display now measures in a 6.65-inches rather than 6.67-inches, although the aspect ratio does appear to have been modified slightly to make the phone taller but not as wide. Specifically, the OnePlus 8 Pro's dimensions sit at 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.8mm whereas the OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro's are 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8mm.

Moving over to the rear, OnePlus has seemingly chosen to retain the vertical camera layout found on the 7T Pro rather than the circular one present on the OnePlus 7T. This time around, however, the overall size of the bump is slightly larger and, more importantly, it's accompanied by a fourth Time-of-Flight sensor which can be used for AR content and portrait photography. The upgrade means the OnePlus 8 Pro will offer all of the camera capabilities included on the likes of the Galaxy Note 10+ and Huawei P30 Pro.
The setup's specifications are yet to leak but the expectation is that OnePlus is going to upgrade the individual sensors. Regardless, it'll be coupled with an LED flash and a laser autofocus system much like the one found on the OnePlus 7T Pro.

Snapdragon 865, wireless charging, support for 5G networks


The OnePlus 8 Pro's physical setup is completed by an Alert Slider and power key up the right side, a volume rocker along the left, and a speaker paired with a USB-C port on the bottom. The latter should enable the company's Warp Charge 30T fast charging technology which itself is probably going to be paired with a large battery and wireless charging support. The OnePlus 7T Pro boasts a 4,085mAh cell so that ought to be the minimum OnePlus 8 Pro capacity. 

Helping further improve battery life will undoubtedly be Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon 865 which is going to offer both efficiency and speed improvements. A minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage may accompany this although more impressive configurations are likely.  

Android 10 paired with the latest version of Oxygen OS is expected to round out the entire flagship package. Likewise, support for 5G networks could arrive as standard although this isn't guaranteed at this stage. After all, OnePlus has openly admitted that the lack of networks in developing markets such as India is still a big issue that push it to offer 5G as an optional upgrade. 

OnePlus 8 Pro release date and availability


OnePlus typically announces its first flagships of the year in May but these early OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro leaks could mean the company is going to adopt a new strategy in 2020 that'll see the flagships arrive during the first quarter. This coincides with the debut of Samsung, LG, and Huawei's first flagships of the year and could help OnePlus steal some of their sales. 

Whenever sales do commence, rumors indicate the OnePlus 8 Pro will become available on Verizon at launch in addition to T-Mobile which, by then. should have merged with Sprint. This move would give the company access to about two thirds of the American market, something that'll undoubtedly boost sales significantly.

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14 Comments

1. AlienKiss

Posts: 241; Member since: May 21, 2019

Looks more like a massive Samsung replica :) S9 back + S10 front.

3. yalokiy

Posts: 1077; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

There is not much choice of placing 3 cameras on the back and having a fullscreen front. Also, the S10 front camera is on the right side. On the back, oneplus has been using this design since oneplus 6.

2. R0tb3rt

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2019

I take bulls**t for 100 bucks.

4. s_boy

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

Noooo, please keep the all-screen look!

5. ZombieHunter

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

So... someone leaked renders? Wow, this place loves their renders...

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I guess my 7pro will be unique.

7. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 609; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Didnt alot of people praise the pop up camera? Im sure majority loved it so they could have a true bezeless display. Im glad they getting rid of it though, the pop up camera's aren't here to stay and Samsungs Infinity O display is by far the better solution until Samsung and others do the Under display camera's.

8. saif2711

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Why the hell OEMs are getting away from the no notch to notched display.. it's a technological demotion.The pop up camera feature even though it's costly deserve to be there for the Pro editons because it's a 100% full screen, free from any defect.

9. TerryD

Posts: 559; Member since: May 09, 2017

No no no no no. A disrupted display is bad, whether its a notch, tear drop or punchout. The idea is that we chalk it down to a bad experience and progress to the clean rounded rectangle without a few hundred deal pixels eating up the display. Going from the 7 Pro to a punchout is just pointless especially when Samsung did that already this year.

10. rsiders

Posts: 1988; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Welp, definitely no need to upgrade from my 7 Pro even with the addition of wireless charging. Just waiting for more details about the Surface Duo anyways.

11. CEDEOTB

Posts: 452; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

This seems backwards. It would make sense if this was the Regular OP8 and the pop up camera remains on the OP8Pro

14. monoke

Posts: 1185; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Just say no to notches and punch holes.

18. sportsinger75

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

So it's a Galaxy S11? Lol

19. avaethan

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 31, 2019

I fall in love with it camera result, come with the best smartphone camera in 2019...

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