Remember phone launches? Those events where companies launched new devices and people got excited? Me neither. But today, OnePlus decided to launch two new flagship devices: the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

The costlier OnePlus 8 Pro dons a new screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a quad-camera setup on the back. The company has achieved high framerate through MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) chip, often used in TV for a smoother picture. 

However, unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro, it loses the pop-up selfie camera in lieu of a punch-hole camera on the front fascia. The company has also added the IP68 rating, meaning it’s waterproof and dustproof.

OnePlus 8 Pro

  • Screen: 6.78-inch QHD AMOLED display at 3168×1440 resolution
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 5G capabilities
  • Memory: 8GB/12GB
  • Rear camera: 48–megapixel sensor with f/1.78 aperture + 48-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture(field of view: 119-degrees) + 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture+5-megapixel color filter with f/2.4 aperture
  • Video capability: 4K video 60fp; slow motion:720p video at 480fps
  • The camera zoom: 3x optical zoom
  • Front camera: 16-megapixel with f/2.45
  • Battery: 4,150mAh
  • Charging:  Warp charging at 30W (same as the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, which juiced up the phone’s 3,700mAh battery in one hour); 30W wireless charging
  • Software: Android 10 with OxygenOS
  • Internal storage:128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 (that means data read/write operations are twice as fast as the previous generation of storage)
  • Biometric security: Under the display fingerprint sensor, face unlock

 

Apart from a new screen, the flagship device also has a color filter camera for various light effects. It also has 4k video recording capabilities at 60 fps. Plus, the new camera has a dedicated pet mode. I’d be surely putting that to test.

After shying away from wireless charging for years, OnePlus has finally introduced 30W wireless charging — dubbed Warp Charging 30 Wireless — in the pro version.

The company also launched OnePlus 8 for someone who’s not looking for a cheaper option. This version has a 90Hz screen with three cameras on the back. The company has replaced the telephoto lens in the OnePlus 7T with a macro lens.