The unlocked OnePlus 8 is on sale at a huge discount in both 'regular' 5G and 5G UW variants

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The unlocked OnePlus 8 is on sale at a huge discount in both 'regular' 5G and 5G UW variants
We're only a little over a week away from the highly anticipated announcement event of the thoroughly leaked OnePlus 9 5G series, which makes this the perfect time for cash-strapped Android power users to purchase one of the company's high-end smartphones from last year.

That's because the late 2020-released OnePlus 8T and ultra-premium 8 Pro from a few months earlier received some very cool new discounts on Amazon just last week, and predictably enough, the "regular" OnePlus 8 is today joining the party with its own killer pre-OnePlus 9 launch deals.

Powered by the same Snapdragon 865 processor as its Pro sibling and T-branded cousin, the OnePlus 8 5G normally starts at $700 and $800 in standard unlocked and Verizon-exclusive Ultra Wideband variants respectively.

Believe it or not, the latter model, which can be used on America's fastest (and spottiest) 5G network, is on sale right now for as little as $449.99 in a single Onyx Black color, hitting a new all-time low price after a couple of slightly humbler discounts offered by B&H Photo Video in the last few months. The same retailer is shaving a hefty 350 bucks off the aforementioned $799.99 list price at the time of this writing, and once again, you're promised "unlocked" support for GSM operators like AT&T and T-Mobile in addition to Verizon compatibility.

The OnePlus 8 5G UW is obviously otherwise identical to the non-UW unlocked OnePlus 8 model sold directly by its manufacturer stateside at $499 in an eye-catching Glacial Green hue with a complimentary pair of AirPods-rivaling OnePlus Buds Z in white thrown in.

Apart from Qualcomm's aforementioned state-of-the-art SoC, the OnePlus 8 5G also has a decent 8GB RAM count and 128 gigs of internal storage space going for it, as well as a beautiful Fluid AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate capabilities, a large 4,300mAh battery equipped with 30W fast charging technology, and a triple rear-facing camera arrangement composed of a 48MP primary shooter, 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2MP macro sensor.

While not as impressive as the fast-approaching OnePlus 9, the non-Pro 8 can definitely hold its own against the costly Samsung Galaxy S20 FE or Apple's iPhone 12... at this deeply discounted price.

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