OnePlus is challenging the status quo by launching a phone earlier, not later than expected. OnePlus 8 Pro is coming this month, instead of the usual May, believe it or not. No April’s Fools, guys!
Why should you be excited? Well, last year OnePlus came close to perfection. An underdog at best, the Chinese company impressed with a camera that rivaled the S10 5G and came close to the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Of course, the hardware was top notch and the display, the cherry on top.
Instead of following the trends, OnePlus stuck to their guns with a pop-up selfie camera which meant – you guessed it – a notch-free screen. By far, the prettiest we’ve seen!
So, how does the OnePlus 8 Pro level up?
First, by being leaked by Iron Man himself. In a more PR than action stunt, Robert Downey Jr was caught “red handed”. He was photographed casually flaunting his OnePlus 8 Pro, revealing one big camera feature… and getting his fans in a frenzy, of course!
The back of the phone showed off not a triple but a quad camera in a vertical stack module. This usually means an upgraded triple camera with a ToF sensor. Better portraits, more competition for Samsung.
In fact, this phone might just be OnePlus’ chance to beat the biggest Android phone seller. The phone is pretty evenly matched with the Galaxy S20. OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are said to come with Snapdragon 865 so 5G is in, 8 – 12GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh or maybe 4500 mAh battery. For the first time, wireless charging is in the cards! That’s quite the relief for many of us, I know.
Even better, the phone will sport a fingerprint sensor in the display, which is not gonna disappoint, guys. You’ll count on a 6.5-inch display on the Pro, with a 120Hz refresh rate! Yes, another phone with a blazing refresh rate, great for gaming and movies. An upgrade from last year’s OnePlus 7 that topped at 90Hz.
This doesn’t mean OnePlus is now targeting gamers, necessarily. It’s mostly a way to go head to head with Samsung and even Huawei. OnePlus has never settled, like their motto says, and tried year after year to go up in ranks.
But never settling means always changing something. And in the case of screen tech for the next OnePlus phone, I don’t know if that’s a good thing. Why not? Just check the video above!