22 Oct 2019
OnePlus 8 series v/s 7T series: What's likely to change?
The OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro just went on sale and here we are, discussing their sequels. Thanks to acclaimed tipster @OnLeaks, who has a proven track record with smartphone leaks, we know what to expect from the 2020-bound OnePlus 8-series.
OnePlus 8-series to feature Galaxy S10-like punch hole display
OnePlus has never shied away from adopting trends and that'll be the case with OnePlus 8-series as well.
The new models will depart from OnePlus 7T's notched design and 7T Pro's all-screen look (adieu, pop-up camera) to adopt a Galaxy S10-like punch-hole display.
And with curved screen edges coming to both handsets, OnePlus 8 won't be a lot different from its ultra-premium 'Pro' sibling.
The rear panel will also get a makeover
On the rear, the standard OnePlus 8 will feature a matte-finished glass body with a vertically-aligned triple camera setup that looks identical to the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The OnePlus 8 Pro will also have a similar looking camera arrangement but with the addition of a separate ToF camera and a laser autofocus sensor.
Further, the bottom speaker grille will also undergo some redesigning.
What about the screens?
The displays on the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro are stunning and we expect the same on the OnePlus 8 series. However, some changes in size and screen-to-body are inevitable, given the new punch-hole design.
Hence, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are likely to offer 6.55-inch and 6.65-inch HDR10+ screens (6.67-inch on 7T Pro) with full-HD+ and QHD+ resolutions, respectively.
A camera upgrade is also on the cards
The versatile cameras on the OnePlus 7-series have been respected by most users. However, given the benchmarks set by heavy-weights like iPhone 11-series and Pixel 4, the OnePlus 8 handsets will have to bring more to the table to stay relevant as flagship killers.
Hence, we expect to see an upgraded 64MP main sensor along with improved image processing and new computational photography features.
Under the hood
For sure, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will be powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset, the rumored successor to Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 855 Plus.
As for memory and storage, we expect upto 12GB RAM and upto 256GB storage.
Lastly, an improved in-screen fingerprint reader, punchier stereo speakers, faster wired-charging (presumably 50W) as well as wireless charging are some other expected features.