The OnePlus 8 just leaked weeks before the OnePlus 7T's release

The OnePlus 7T was announced last week and isn’t due to hit shelves until Friday, October 18. However, according to tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, OnePlus is already hard at work on its first flagship smartphone of 2020 – the OnePlus 8 – which has just leaked in a bunch of renders courtesy of CashKaro.

The OnePlus 8 looks like a OnePlus 7 Pro & Galaxy S10 mashup

Despite being a direct successor to the soon-to-be-released OnePlus 7T, the OnePlus 8 actually looks a lot more like the OnePlus 7 Pro and its upcoming T-branded sibling. That's because the 2020 flagship features a glass panel on the rear which is adorned by a vertical camera layout rather than the circular module OnePlus recently added to its cheaper phone. Presumably, the next-gen device will include a range of upgraded sensors but at this moment in time, there's no info about them. Instead, for now, you'll have to make do with the fact it's a triple-camera setup. As per usual, the rear sensors are accompanied by an LED flash, the OnePlus logo, and the company's name below.

From the look of things, the OnePlus 8 features an aluminum frame sandwiched between the two glass panels. It's home to a USB-C port, speaker, and SIM card slot along the bottom, a volume rocker on the left, and the power key and Alert Slider over on the right.

Moving on to the front of the device, OnePlus appears to have equipped it with a curved edge display. This marks a drastic change in direction for the non-Pro lineup which has used flat displays complete with notches since October 2018. It also isn't identical to the setup featured on this year's OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro because the company appears to have ditched the pop-out camera module in favor of a punch hole that's similar to the one found on the Galaxy S10.

Although the OnePlus 7 Pro was met with praise when it launched in May, many people criticized its overall size. The OnePlus 8 will reportedly address this by adopting a smaller 6.5-inch display that helps the phone's overall dimensions drop from 162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm to 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.1mm. Also, for those of you wondering how it compares to the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7, these devices measure in at 160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm and 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm respectively.

Wireless charging... Finally!!

Like all OnePlus phones, next year's flagship is expected to ship with Qualcomm's latest and greatest. By the time of release, this should be the upcoming Snapdragon 865 which will likely be paired with a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. But as per usual, more expensive storage configurations are to be expected.

In terms of software, Android 10 coupled with the latest version of Oxygen OS will be pre-installed and the phone should support 4G LTE networks as standard. A 5G version seems unlikely because OnePlus will probably reserve this feature for the pricier Pro model. It's unclear at this stage what battery capacity the OnePlus 8 will support but Warp Charge 30T is to be expected. Additionally, despite OnePlus admitting earlier this week that wireless charging isn't quite up to scratch, Hemmerstoffer believes the 2020 flagship will be its first to incorporate the technology.

OnePlus 8 release date and pricing predictions

Such an early OnePlus 8 leak suggests the company could be planning a revised launch timeline for 2020. This could involve introducing its first lineup of flagships in February or March in an attempt to better compete with the likes of the Galaxy S11, LG G9 ThinQ, and Huawei P40 Pro. If OnePlus maintains its usual September/October launch for T-branded models, the change would also increase the number of months between flagships from four to around six.

Official pricing is yet to be confirmed but an increase to $649 wouldn't be surprising. The current-gen OnePlus 7T retails at $599 but the OnePlus 6T cost $549 at launch and the OnePlus 5T could be purchased for $479.



1. User123456789

Posts: 1001; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Rear panel is simple but very elegant. Exactly what iphone should have had.

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Why? I don't have any problem with the way my iPhone 11 Pro Max looks. (shrug) It's just an electronic device. It's not going to get you laid.

6. vpro0

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 23, 2017

In poor countries where iphone is considered a luxury accessory the last model can get you laid

13. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

...and yet you come to its defence. The new iPhone is hands-down the ugliest smartphone at this moment courtesy of its kitchen stove camera module. I think all devices can look beautiful, particularly the one that you carry with you all the time and the latest iPhone is definitely not that.

23. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

google "hold my beer"

3. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Clearly, you don’t understand why Apple went for the triangle camera design. Because Apple wants that all three cameras work like one single camera, all three cameras need to have the same distance to each other. I am sure, sooner or later, we will see this design on Android phones as well, when Android OEMs want to copy the seamless switching between the cameras that Apple is offering.

8. maherk

Posts: 6949; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. It's weird how majority of "tech reviewers" don't seem to know this, as they're the ones who should explain the reasons why Apple went with this design.

10. OneLove123

Posts: 1185; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

So what was that vertical design they copied from android in iphone xs max for?

14. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Nonsense, I'm pretty sure that three lenses in a row work just as well. Also the issue with the iPhone module is not that the cameras are arranged in a square but the fact that the design consists of a multilayered, complicated design that looks unmistakably like a kitchen stove. It's an uproportional design cacophony that could have been avoided if Apple had at least the minimum of design sense to cover the three lenses with one glass cover.

20. mackan84

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Try switching between cameras while filming or just shooting a photo, then look at the color-switching or glitching on any other device. Apple has done the calibrating best so far. That’s why they’re aligned like that.

18. Alcyone

Posts: 481; Member since: May 10, 2018

Wouldn't same distance beconly part of the reasoning? Geometry is not a strong point of mine. So correct me if I'm wrong. But, doesn't each camera function as a traditional one? Each lens is only able to shoot thru a straight field of view. That is unless Apple was able to angle the lenses slightly inward. Wouldn't that in theory eventuall lead to a point of intersection? Imo, I don't believe many OEMs will be using that stovetop setup. Google shifted the camera placements, and I'd imagine the images would be just as good.

4. JetskiMark

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

I hope the 8 does not have a punch hole. I would not buy a phone with a notch, waterdrop or punch hole. I really like wireless charging though. I would have bought a 7 Pro if it had Qi.

9. AbhiD

Posts: 844; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Then buy the 8 Pro.

5. Ublome

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

All they needed to do was upgrade processor, add wireless charging and possibly add external storage. Changing front Camera to hole punch vs pop up makes it a 100% no buy from me. The pop up camera works great and I know 100% that it is not spying on me.

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 629; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

This is the successor to the OnePlus 7T, not the Pro. They've replaced the notch with a punch hole.

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1185; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Looks like it should be a successor to oneplus 7.

21. AbhiD

Posts: 844; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

5, 5T, 6, 6T, 7, 7T are all from the same line-up. "Pro" is separate line-up.

12. yalokiy

Posts: 1049; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Hope it's a fake or just one of the concepts. I don't want curved edges.

15. A_A_A

Posts: 225; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Still huge, still no 3.5 mm jack, still curved screen, still generic design, still overpriced. There are tons of option on the market for 650 USD. No wonder why sales in US are so terribly poor.

22. AbhiD

Posts: 844; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

This is OnePlus 8 joker, not 8 Pro.

16. ev0trix

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

"The OnePlus 8 will reportedly address its sizes by adopting a smaller 6.5-inch display." My small hands have left the chatroom.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22240; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking forward to this. OnePlus smartphones have really won me over. I’m indifferent to wireless charging, as fast wired charging is more than enough for me. I think has the two most important features of a smartphone, battery life and performance, are something OnePlus has on lock, IMO. If they continue to tweak that for the better while putting a strong focus on making a really good camera set up better with the OnePlus 8/8Pro, they will have hit the mark solidly.

19. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

iPhone 12 and 13 are already designed. As well as the S11 and S12. These are planned years ahead.

24. Sparkxster

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This time I hope they release both the 8/8 pro to the US. With wireless charging on both it's an irresistible choice.

25. Canephan70

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 04, 2019

Who the heck complained about the size? I have the 7 Pro & I wish it was bigger. js

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