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OnePlus Unveils the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Android Smartphones

James Frew 14-04-2020

OnePlus has built a reputation for producing some of the most reliable and high-end Android phones, giving much-needed competition for Samsung.

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Fortunately, then, the company has unveiled its latest flagship devices; the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 comes equipped with a 6.55-inch 1080×2400 HD display. This edge-to-edge screen is covered in Gorilla Glass for impact protection, too. Previous OnePlus devices featured the controversial notch at the top of the display. However, the OnePlus 8 opts for a small punch hole for the selfie camera, instead.

This front-facing 16MP camera uses the Sony IMX471 sensor. The rear camera uses a three-lens arrangement, a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and 16MP ultra-wide sensor.

The phone features Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and GPS. For the first time on a OnePlus device, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro both support 5G networks, too.

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The OnePlus 8 runs the company’s OxygenOS based on Android 10. There’s an option for either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The phone uses the Snapdragon 865 CPU and is supported with a 4,300mAh battery.

The OnePlus 8 is available in Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, and Onyx Black. The base configuration will be available for $799.

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro phone in green, view from the back

Following in the footsteps of other flagship manufacturers, the OnePlus 8 Pro is a larger, more expensive, and more feature-packed edition of the phone.

The device weighs 199g, making it almost 20g heavier than the OnePlus 8. However, this is to accommodate the larger 6.79-inch, 3168×1440 resolution display. To support this, the battery is also larger at 4,510mAh.

The phone shares the same CPU as its smaller sibling and is also available with 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The 48MP rear camera uses the upgraded Sony IMX689 sensor. The ultra-wide lens also receives an upgrade to 48MP.

The OnePlus 8 Pro is also available in Glacial Green and Onyx Black, alongside Ultramarine Blue. The base configuration will be available for $999.

Which Flagship Smartphone Will You Choose?

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro show that the company wants to position these as flagship devices to rival those from Samsung and Apple. Both phones will be available to order from April 15, 2020 at the OnePlus Store.

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