OnePlus 8 Pro live photo shows the refresh rate choices that users will have

OnePlus 8 Pro live photo shows the refresh rate choices that users will have
It appears that 2020 will be the year of the 120Hz refresh rate. The Samsung Galaxy S20 line is supposed to launch with such a feature, allowing the screen to be redrawn twice as fast as the traditional 60Hz rate. And now a leaked photo of the OnePlus 8 Pro all but officially confirms that the device will offer even more buttery smooth scrolling and zippier mobile game animation than seen on last year's OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T models. The screens on the latter two devices featured a 90Hz refresh rate.

OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 users will get to select from three refresh rate options


The photo, embedded in a tweet disseminated by TrueTech Official, shows three options for OnePlus 8 Pro users to choose from. The first choice is a 120Hz refresh rate which offers maximum smoothness but slightly reduced battery life. At 90Hz, users get balanced smoothness and balanced battery life and at 60Hz they experience less smoothness but slightly extended battery life.


The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to feature a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 3140 (QHD+). A leaked spec sheet shows the phone powered by the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform with 8GB of memory paired with 128GB or 256GB of storage, and another variant will be available with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage. The memory chips found on the OnePlus 8 Pro 5G will be the latest LPDDR5 version. The device will include UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 3.0 allowing apps and games to open quickly.

On the back, we expect to see a 64MP primary camera (f/1.4 aperture) with a 20MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2) and a 12MP telephoto camera (f/2.4) with 10x hybrid zoom. There also will be a Time of Flight (ToF) depth sensor. This sensor measures the time it takes for an infrared beam to bounce off of a subject and return to the phone. With that data, more accurate depth measurements can be computed to deliver improved AR capabilities, more natural bokeh blurs for portraits and secure 3D mapping that could provide secure facial recognition. A punch-hole selfie camera weighs in at 32MP and a 4500mAh capacity battery is included. The battery can charge at 50W. Pricing for the phone could start at $715 and up.


The smaller OnePlus 8 will have a smaller 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2400 resolution (FHD+) and a 20:9 aspect ratio. This model will also feature a 120Hz refresh rate most likely giving users the same three choices (120Hz, 90Hz and 60Hz) that OnePlus 8 Pro users will have. It also should be available with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM paired with 128GB and 256GB of storage; those who desire more memory will be able to pick up the model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The same camera setup seen on the OnePlus 8 Pro will grace the OnePlus 8 except for the 5x hybrid zoom that comes with the telephoto camera and the lack of a Time of Flight sensor. The device will also feature a 32MP front-facing selfie camera but will have a smaller 4000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charging. Both the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 will carry an IP68 rating. This means that both models are impervious to dust and can be submerged in up to 5-feet for water for as long as 30 minutes. The OnePlus 8 will reportedly be priced at $530 and up.

This year, OnePlus will offer a "Lite" version of its new series which will be equipped with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display sporting a 1080 x 2400 FHD+ resolution. This model could be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G chipset. The OnePlus 8 Lite screen will feature a 90Hz refresh rate and the rear cameras will include a 48MP primary (f/1.7), a 16MP ultra-wide (f/2.2), and a 12MP telephoto (f/2.4) with 5x hybrid zoom. The "Lite" variant of the series will be offered with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM paired with 128GB or 256GB of storage. A 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on and will support 30W Warp Charging. With a rating of IP53, the phone will be protected from splashes and light rain. The OnePlus 8 Lite could carry a price tag of $430 and up.

All three models should be available sometime during the first half of this year.

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8 Pro
  • Display 6.7 inches
  • Camera (Quad camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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17 Comments

26. rsiders

Posts: 2086; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Coming from the OnePlus 7 Pro I am considering this over the S20 especially for the price. The 7 Pro has held up for in every way except for the stupid Android 10 update that somehow broke text notification sounds regardless of the app used. Camera has been fun and reliable. Battery life has been excellent. Smoothness and UI have been flawless.

20. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

That curved screen is a no-go. I want a flat screen with pop up camera. I love my 7T.

19. nightfall

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 03, 2019

Can we also get an option to choose between flat and curved screen without sacrificing other specs? Not everyone likes curved screens, it's a truly annoying trend imho....

18. superguy

Posts: 496; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I care more about whether the screen is flat or curved vs refresh rate. I'd take a 90 Hz flat over a 120 Hz curved any day. Doesn't look like OP is going to give us THAT option though.

10. shield

Posts: 916; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Zte Nubia 5G with 144Hz OLED Display

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4429; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Gimmick

5. Farcaster

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

They never settle, only follow the leader

4. CEDEOTB

Posts: 503; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

What a sellout OnePlus is. They go for a notchless / punch hole less display and then go ahead and add one since Samsung no longer has exclusivity rights on it anymore. I wouldn't be surprised if they raised the price even more.

22. pimpin83z

Posts: 674; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Or, OR, they could've gotten feedback that the pop up camera isn't a big hit, while also seeing that the hole punch display on the S & Note 10's aren't distracting at all.

2. Alter

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Since when does OnePlus use MediaTek?

3. Alan01

Posts: 672; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Actually, it appears that rumors call for the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 5G chipset to be used on the OnePlus 8 Lite with the Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform powering the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8. Regards, Alan

17. superguy

Posts: 496; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Since the upcoming 8 Lite. Cheaper part to set a more competitive price point for the midrange.

1. Cyberchum

Posts: 1152; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This is exactly how it should be done. Options! And 90Hz should be left as default, IMO.

6. CrapGame

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

This refresh rate thing is overblown techie stuff that's useless for the majority of users. Most people can't even tell the difference as proven right here by Phonearena. Meanwhile, that punch hole strikes this phone off my list for 2020.

7. QuantumRazer

Posts: 243; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

People can definitely see the difference between 120Hz and 60Hz though. 1.5x not so much, but 2x the regular refresh rate, immediately noticeable.

11. CrapGame

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 29, 2019

Perhaps but at the expense of battery life. I'll take battery life every time over 120hz. I'm quite happy with my 60hz too.

21. LiveFaith

Posts: 534; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Yeah. I'm no display engineer, but would it not be possible to make RR dynamic? When things are "standing still", drop the RR and when motion begins, scale it up high?

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