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Everything you need to know about the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro!

A duo of flagship killers is on the way.

In just a handful of years, OnePlus has established itself as one of the most exciting players in the U.S. smartphone market. 2019’s OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T stand out as two of our favorite phones of the entire year, and for 2020, it looks like OnePlus is getting ready to wow us yet again.

There’s a lot of talk and buzz regarding the upcoming OnePlus 8, and based on what we know so far, it’s shaping up to be one heck of a phone. From a 120Hz display to wireless charging, there’s a lot in the pipeline.

Whether you’re interested in specs, design, or how much the OnePlus 8 will end up costing you, here’s everything you need to know!

Killer flagship

OnePlus 7T

$499 at OnePlus

Still one of the best deals around

Even with the new OnePlus 8 lineup looming on the horizon, the OnePlus 7T continues to be one heck of an Android phone. Between its 90Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855+ processor, and triple camera setup, the 7T delivers an insane amount of value at a price you just can’t argue with.

There will be two models — regular and Pro

Typically, OnePlus releases one phone at a time — one in the first half of the year and another in the second half. Last year, the company shook things up by releasing the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro at the same time. We’re expecting something similar this year, with the compay prepping a OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

The OnePlus 8 will be the baseline for the series, offering the flagship OnePlus experience while cutting a feature or two from the highest-end OnePlus 8 Pro to keep costs low.

There was previously talk of a OnePlus 8 Lite also joining the fray, but as rumors progressed, it turned out that the phone will be branded as something else entirely (more on that later).

Here’s what the phones look like

Now that we’ve talked about OnePlus’s release strategy for the OnePlus 8, let’s take a look at the designs we’re expecting for the phones — starting first with the regular OnePlus 8.

The fancy pop-up selfie camera from the OnePlus 7 Pro is gone, as is the waterdrop notch from the OnePlus 7T. Instead, the OnePlus 8 introduces a left-mounted hole punch cutout. It should be a lot better for long-term use and durability than the extra moving parts of the 7 Pro, but there’s no denying the cool factor of the 7 Pro’s pop-up mechanism.

OnePlus has kept bezels to a minimum, minus a tiny chin on the bottom. Around back, we’re met with three rear cameras and some downright gorgeous colors. In addition to the Interstellar Glow pictured above, we’ve also seen Onyx Black and Glacial Green.

As for the OnePlus 8 Pro. it looks virtually identical to the OnePlus 8. It has the same bezel-lite display, left-mounted hole-punch cutout, and triple-camera system. However, the 8 Pro does benefit from an additional time-of-flight sensor.

Speaking of the 8 Pro, January 20 is when a hands-on image of the phone leaked, revealing a design that lines up exactly with the render above.

Along with confirming the OnePlus 8 Pro’s design, the picture also reveals the various screen refresh rate settings that’ll be available on the phone. In addition to the 120Hz option we’ll talk more about below, the 8 Pro will also let you switch to 90Hz and 60Hz if you want to conserve battery life.

Continuing with hands-on photos, OnePlus brand ambassador Robert Downey Jr. was recently spotted holding the phone. The pictures were apparently taken while he was shooting a commercial for the OnePlus 8, and from what we can tell, the phone he’s holding certainly looks like the other renders and pictures we’ve seen.

Another hands-on image leaked on March 22, this time showing us the front and back of the OnePlus 8 Pro. The picture comes courtesy of PC-Tablet, and once again, it matches the previously leaked renders. We get a clear look at the phone’s rear camera module, large display, and punch-hole cutout for the front-facing camera.

Going back to renders one last time, WinFuture provided us with this gorgeous render of the OnePlus 8 Pro in Ultramarine Blue.

This is the first time we’ve seen this particular colorway, and combined with the Interstellar Glow pictured above, it’s really exciting to see that OnePlus is planning to have some fun with the design of this year’s phones.

Flagship specs are expected

If there’s one thing that’s consistent with OnePlus phones, it’s that they’re equipped with top-of-the-line specs. This is something OnePlus has done year after year, and it’s something we’re expecting once again for the OnePlus 8 lineup.

On March 25, tipster Ishan Agarwal dropped a bombshell of a leak with full device specifications for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. They are as follows:

Category OnePlus 8 OnePlus 8 Pro
Operating System Android 10
OxygenOS
Android 10
OxygenOS
Display 6.55-inch
Super AMOLED
Full HD+
90Hz refresh rate
6.78-inch
Super AMOLED
Quad HD+
120Hz refresh rate
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 8GB or 12GB
LPDDR5
8GB or 12GB
LPDDR5
Storage 128GB or 256GB
UFS 3.0
128GB or 256GB
UFS 3.0
Rear Camera 1 48MP wide 48MP wide
Rear Camera 2 16MP telephoto 48MP ultra-wide
Rear Camera 3 2MP (possibly ultra wide) 8MP telephoto
Rear Camera 4 5MP color data sensor
Battery 4,300 mAh 4,510 mAh
Charging 30W Warp Charge 30T 30W Warp Charge 30T
30W wireless fast charging
3W reverse wireless charging
Water Resistance IP68
Dimensions 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.1mm 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.8mm

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed some of these specs on March 31, saying that the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will come equipped with the Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 flash storage.

The jump to a 120Hz refresh rate for the OnePlus 8 Pro is quite exciting, and something else that Pete Lau has confirmed for the phone. On January 15, Lau took to Twitter to share a side-by-side comparison of a 60Hz display and the new OnePlus 120Hz Fluid Display — showing just how much smoother and more fluid the increased refresh rate is.

Another exciting tidbit is the addition of wireless charging for the OnePlus 8 Pro. Following endless rumors, the feature was confirmed on April 7 by OnePlus itself in the form of a press release. The new Warp Charge 30 Wireless system uses a proprietary wireless charger that’s able to refuel the OnePlus 8 Pro at 30W speeds — fast enough for a 50% recharge in about 30 minutes.

While you’ll certainly want to buy the new wireless charger in order to get the fastest wireless charging possible, you will still be able to charge the 8 Pro with any Qi charging stands/pads you already have. They obviously won’t be as snappy, but you also aren’t being forced to buy a new accessory just to charge the 8 Pro without wires.

It’s currently unclear how much OnePlus’s wireless charger will cost, but rumor has it that it’ll sell for about €70 in Europe ($76 here in the U.S.).

On March 10, Pete Lau further confirmed that the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will both come equipped with 5G as a default feature. It’s unclear if the company will also offer 4G variants similar to what Samsung does with the S20 in some countries, so we’ll have to wait and see on that.

A quick word on the OnePlus Z

In the early days of OnePlus 8 leaks, we were originally expecting a total of three phones — the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and a OnePlus 8 Lite. Details on the Lite weren’t as readily available as the other two devices, and on March 28, Max Weinbach reported that the OnePlus 8 Lite we’d been talking about would actually be marketed and sold as the OnePlus Z.

When it comes to specs for the OnePlus Z, the rumor mill points to it having a 90Hz AMOLED display, two rear cameras with a time-of-flight sensor, and a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor. As the name of the OnePlus Z suggests, it’s anticipated to be a spiritual successor to the OnePlus X.

The OnePlus X was released in 2015 as an ultra-low cost Android handset, offering great specs and software for just $250. It never achieved the same level of success as its other OnePlus siblings, but with the 8 Pro likely hitting a new high price record for the company, now seems like the perfect time to bring back a legitimately affordable OnePlus device.

The OnePlus 8 series will be announced on April 14

For the past two years, OnePlus has announced its first phone releases in May. The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro were unveiled on May 14, with the OnePlus 6 getting its big announcement on May 16.

Based on that and the detail in which the OnePlus 8 lineup has leaked so far, we’d anticipate another May announcement this year. However, OnePlus is jumping the gun a bit with plans to unveil the phones in April.

On March 30, OnePlus confirmed via Twitter that the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will be announced on April 14. You’ll be able to watch the livestream from the comfort of your home, with things kicking off at 11:00 AM ET.

Get ready for expensive phones

Next, let’s talk about price. One of the main draws to OnePlus phones has traditionally been the insanely low prices, but year after year, OnePlus had had a tendency to increase the cost of its phones.

  • OnePlus 5 starting price — $479
  • OnePlus 6 starting price — $529
  • OnePlus 7 Pro starting price — $669

See what we mean?

On April 8, we got our first real price leak for the OnePlus 8 lineup. Thanks to product pages from a European retailer, it was discovered that the 8 and 8 Pro will have the following prices:

  • OnePlus 8 (8GB RAM and 128GB storage) — €719/729
  • OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM and 256GB storage) — €819/829
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM and 128GB storage) — €919/929
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM and 256GB storage) — €1009/1019

We don’t know for sure how all of this will convert to U.S. pricing, but with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau saying that the highest-end model will cost under $1000 in the country, we can likely expect slightly lower price tags when it comes time to buy the phones in the United States. Even so, these are set to be the most expensive OnePlus devices by a long shot.

The OnePlus 7T is still a great buy

We’re undeniably excited to learn more about the entire OnePlus 8 lineup, but that doesn’t mean the OnePlus 7T is irrelevant. In fact, if you’re shopping for a new Android phone right now, the 7T continues to be one of the best ones you can get.

The 7T has a fantastic 90Hz AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ processor, and a triple-rear camera system that works quite well. There’s also a healthy 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a reliable 3,800 mAh battery with OnePlus’s excellent 30W fast charging.

Sure, you could wait a bit longer to see how the OnePlus 8, 8 Lite, and 8 Pro turn out, but you can also pick up a 7T right now and rest assured it’ll be a reliable phone for years to come.

Killer flagship

OnePlus 7T

$499 at OnePlus

Still one of the best deals around

Even with the new OnePlus 8 lineup looming on the horizon, the OnePlus 7T continues to be one heck of an Android phone. Between its 90Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855+ processor, and triple camera setup, the 7T delivers an insane amount of value at a price you just can’t argue with.

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The highest-end OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly cost over €1000 in Europe

Comparatively, the baseline OnePlus 8 will have a starting price of €719.

What you need to know

  • Pricing for the OnePlus 8 series was spotted by WinFuture via a European retailer’s website.
  • The OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is slated to cost €1019.
  • At the opposite end, the base OnePlus 8 will start at €719.

On April 14, OnePlus is set to fully unveil its upcoming OnePlus 8 series of smartphones. There’s a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the new handsets, and thanks to a report from WinFuture, we now have one of the last remaining puzzle pieces — details on pricing.

European retailer Alza published product pages for the OnePlus 8 devices ahead of schedule, and while they’ve since been deleted, WinFuture managed to grab all of the info before it vanished.

The most affordable configuration this year is the OnePlus 8 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For that phone, you’ll pay €719 — a noticeable step up from the OnePlus 7T’s €599 price in Europe. The flagship OnePlus 8 Pro will start at €919 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, going up to as much as €1019 if you step up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

  • OnePlus 8 (8GB RAM and 128GB storage) — €719/729
  • OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM and 256GB storage) — €819/829
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM and 128GB storage) — €919/929
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM and 256GB storage) — €1009/1019

What does this mean for pricing in the U.S.? We don’t know the exact conversions for sure, but with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau saying that the highest-end model will cost “under $1000” in the country, we’d expect slightly lower prices across the board (although probably not by much).

Although such drastic price increases aren’t fun to see, none of this should come as that much of a surprise. The OnePlus 8 Pro, in particular, is shaping up to be the company’s most technically impressive phone by a long shot — offering a 120Hz AMOLED display, 30W wireless charging, and further improved cameras.

Those specs, paired with this new pricing, further reiterates the point that OnePlus is really gunning to take on the Galaxy S20 with the 8 Pro this year. That’s understandable, but it remains to be seen if the regular OnePlus 8 offers enough upgrades and improvements to justify the potentially steep price hike up from the OnePlus 7T.

OnePlus 8: News, Leaks, Release Date, Specs, and Rumors!

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Unannounced AMD Ryzen 9 4900U chip coming to premium thin and light laptops?

It looks like AMD may have a new laptop processor designed to take on Intel’s 10th-gen Core i7-10710U Comet Lake hexa-core processor and Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake quad-core chip with Iris Plus graphics. When AMD introduced the Ryzen 4000 line of mobile processors in January, the chip maker promised we’d see 15-watt chips up to […]

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Future on Juice WRLD’s Death: ‘I’m Heartbroken’

“I wouldn’t want no one to go through anything to harm theyself or to bring death to theyself and Juice Wrld is a touchy situation,” Future says in new interview

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John Prine’s Wife Fiona on Singer’s Death: ‘No Words to Describe the Grief’

“I sat with John — who was deeply sedated — in the hours before he passed and will be forever grateful for that opportunity,” Fiona Whelan Prine writes

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Grateful Dead Announce Weekly Shakedown Stream Series

Donations will go to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund

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Cinematique Instruments releases Pandrum for Kontakt and HALion

Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Pandrum for Kontakt and HALion.

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The Pandrum is a collection of 6 handpan and 2 tongue…

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The highest-end OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly cost over €1000 in Europe

Comparatively, the baseline OnePlus 8 will have a starting price of €719.

What you need to know

  • Pricing for the OnePlus 8 series was spotted by WinFuture via a European retailer’s website.
  • The OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is slated to cost €1019.
  • At the opposite end, the base OnePlus 8 will start at €719.

On April 14, OnePlus is set to fully unveil its upcoming OnePlus 8 series of smartphones. There’s a lot of hype and excitement surrounding the new handsets, and thanks to a report from WinFuture, we now have one of the last remaining puzzle pieces — details on pricing.

European retailer Alza published product pages for the OnePlus 8 devices ahead of schedule, and while they’ve since been deleted, WinFuture managed to grab all of the info before it vanished.

The most affordable configuration this year is the OnePlus 8 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For that phone, you’ll pay €719 — a noticeable step up from the OnePlus 7T’s €599 price in Europe. The flagship OnePlus 8 Pro will start at €919 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, going up to as much as €1019 if you step up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

  • OnePlus 8 (8GB RAM and 128GB storage) — €719/729
  • OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM and 256GB storage) — €819/829
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM and 128GB storage) — €919/929
  • OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM and 256GB storage) — €1009/1019

What does this mean for pricing in the U.S.? We don’t know the exact conversions for sure, but with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau saying that the highest-end model will cost “under $1000” in the country, we’d expect slightly lower prices across the board (although probably not by much).

Although such drastic price increases aren’t fun to see, none of this should come as that much of a surprise. The OnePlus 8 Pro, in particular, is shaping up to be the company’s most technically impressive phone by a long shot — offering a 120Hz AMOLED display, 30W wireless charging, and further improved cameras.

Those specs, paired with this new pricing, further reiterates the point that OnePlus is really gunning to take on the Galaxy S20 with the 8 Pro this year. That’s understandable, but it remains to be seen if the regular OnePlus 8 offers enough upgrades and improvements to justify the potentially steep price hike up from the OnePlus 7T.

OnePlus 8: News, Leaks, Release Date, Specs, and Rumors!

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New video Mr. Belt & Wezol – The Jabberwock (Official Music Video) by Spinnin’ Records on YouTube

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Brandi Carlile Pays Tribute to John Prine With ‘Summer’s End’

Carlile appeared on Prine’s beloved 2018 album ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’

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