The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro might arrive later than expected
The OnePlus 8 series is scheduled for Q2 2020
Tipster Max J. claims the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are scheduled for the second quarter of 2020, meaning an official introduction will take place at some point between early April and late June. The exact date wasn’t provided but the schedule does coincide with the company’s usual announcement timeline – the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro debuted in mid-May.
Despite this, today’s news comes as quite a surprise when the early OnePlus 8 leaks that have been seen recently are considered. The 2019 OnePlus 7 series first appeared in early January, although it wasn’t until March and April that the respective designs of each device were prematurely revealed. With the OnePlus 8 duo, these leaks have happened five months earlier than usual.
OnePlus 8 (Pro) features, specs, and availability
To refresh your memory a little, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro look set to feature 6.5-inch and 6.67-inch curved edge, Fluid AMOLED displays respectively. But unlike the OnePlus 7T Pro which adopted a bezel-less design made possible by a pop-out camera system, these upcoming phones reportedly feature a new punch-hole display that’s quite similar to the one used on Samsung’s Galaxy S10.
The new panels are coupled with a vertical camera setup that sits on the rear and presumably houses the main camera, a telephoto zoom shooter, and an ultra-wide-angle alternative. To help better differentiate the OnePlus 8 Pro from the standard model and ultimately justify its higher price tag, the flagship will also feature a Time-of-Flight sensor and a laser autofocus system.
Powering the 2020 devices should be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865, which won’t go official until early December, alongside a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable internal storage. If OnePlus is feeling generous, however, it could up this to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage inside the Pro-branded device. From a software point of view, customers should expect Android 10 paired with the latest version of Oxygen OS. Other features may include 30W fast charging coupled with larger batteries, wireless charging support, 5G support, and in-display fingerprint scanners. Don’t, however, expected to find a 3.5mm headphone jack on either smartphone.