The OnePlus 8 Pro camera sensor gets detailed, check out the samples

The OnePlus 8 Pro camera sensor gets detailed, check out the samples
UPDATE: OnePlus has now officially announced its new flagships. Read our OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro news story for all the details!

The OnePlus series of phones typically have a lot going for them - smooth, fluid Android experience, and value-for-money innovations in display quality and charging come to mind - but their camera kits usually deliver average results.

That's been a pretty well-known Achilles heel for the OnePlus brand, but with the eventual price increase of the 8 series there might be a better camera hardware equipped there as well. If you don't remember the rumor about the camera hardware that will be on the OnePlus 8 Pro, here's Ishan's primer that we've heard from other sources before as well:


The OnePlus 8 Pro custom camera sensor features


  • Main 48MP custom Sony IMX689 sensor, 1/1.7 aperture
  • 48MP ultrawide Sony IMX586, f/2.2 aperture
  • 8MP telephoto f/2.4 with 3x optical and up to 5x hybrid lossless zoom
  • 5MP color filter sensor

What if we told you that such a camera kit is already present in a retail device, Oppo's flagship Find X2 Pro, and we've been taking pictures with it for the last week or so. Not only will the OnePlus 8 Pro share the 6.78" 1440p adaptive 120Hz display of the Oppo that we already previewed, but it will also have two of its three main cameras. 


Sans the periscope zoom kit, of course, but the Find X2 Pro is, after all, in the high-end, more expensive $1200 category, and folded optics cost pretty penny. Instead, the OnePlus 8 Pro will make do with 8MP 3x telephoto camera, but the main 48MP IMX689 (F/1.78), and the 48MP IMX586 ultra-wide (F/2.2), are present on the Oppo.


That's not surprising given that OnePlus, as well as Oppo and Vivo, are part of the same BBK Holding company, so there's bound to be some cross-pollination of specs and features between them. What's more interesting, however, is that the main 48MP IMX689 has been developed specifically for the holding's phone camera purposes, and Oppo just detailed it in a video.

Main features of the OnePlus 8 Pro/Oppo Find X2 Pro 48MP IMX689 camera sensor:

  • Omnidirectional Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF)
  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Improved dynamic range
  • Better signal-to-noise ratio



OnePlus 8 Pro 48MP camera sensors samples


The proof is in the pudding, though, and we are glad to report that the so-called Truth Sensor that the OnePlus parent company has developed for its phones, is delivering on most fronts, as you can see from our samples with the Find X2 Pro below. 

We've also got a few with the 48MP IMX586 ultra-wide (F/2.2) camera to wet your 8 Pro appetite. This time, the OnePlus 8 Pro camera quality may be different indeed.

 

Related phones

8 Pro
  • Display 6.8 inches
    3168 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP (Quad camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4510 mAh
  • OS Android 10
Find X2 Pro
  • Display 6.7 inches
    3168 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP (Triple camera)
    32 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 12GB RAM
  • Storage 512GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4260 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    ColorOS UI

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