OnePlus 8 series with ‘truly burdenless experience’ to launch on April 14
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- OnePlus is focusing on beefing up the camera experience while retaining the same speed.
- Its main highlights so far include the 120Hz display and 5G support.
- OnePlus claims that its upcoming smartphones will offer a ‘truly burdenless’ experience.
OnePlus’s high-end hardware and bloat-free software will be a part of OnePlus 8 series.
OnePlus 8 series launch date
The OnePlus 8 series is all set to launch in an online event on April 14. There won’t be any local events in India or anywhere else due to the Coronavirus crisis.
OnePlus has started teasing some of the features of its upcoming smartphones. In a post on the official OnePlus forum, CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus 8 series will be powered by the latest high-end chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 865, which offers a 25% increase in performance and power efficiency.
The OnePlus 8 smartphones will also support 5G out of the box, but it remains to be seen if OnePlus enables in India as 5G does not exist here yet.
Lau also posted a video that demonstrates a blur-free video playback experience on a 120Hz display. He says that a dedicated chip (MEMC) allows OnePlus to offer this smooth experience. In other words, the OnePlus 8 Pro likely comes with a top of the line display that competes with premium flagships like the Galaxy S20 Plus.
The OnePlus 8 smartphones will also feature fast memory and storage – coupled with the flagship chipset, this should keep the performance smooth.
Some reports also suggest that the OnePlus 8 Pro could come with two 48MP cameras on the back apart from the two secondary cameras. The Pro sibling will lose the pop-up selfie camera though – OnePlus is instead opting for a punch hole notch that will house the 16MP selfie camera.
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