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OnePlus 8 Series Launching on 14 April

As expected, the OnePlus 8 series will be made official next month, and it’s happening slightly earlier than expected on 14 April. Given the current COVID-19 situation, the launch event will be done via an online live stream; at least two devices are expected to be announced by the company.

Just like last year, we expect the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro to be unveiled at the launch event. However, if a recent rumour is to be believed, there’s a chance the company could revive the OnePlus X mid-range smartphone. According to Max Weinbach. it’ll be dubbed OnePlus Z this time around.

Regardless, let’s bring back our attention to the OnePlus 8 series. Naturally, the Pro model is set to be the highlight of the two models in the lineup. It’s said to sport a fast 120Hz 6.78-inch QHD+ OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with up to 12GB of RAM, and for the first time ever on a OnePlus device, an IP68 rating.

Another highly requested feature supposedly coming to the OnePlus 8 Pro is wireless charging, which is said to be as fast as 30W. On top of that, it’s claimed to support reverse wireless charging as well. Complemented with the phone’s rumoured 4,510mAh battery, you should get reasonably good battery life too.

Other leaked specifications of the OnePlus 8 Pro include a quad camera system (48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP), a 16MP selfie shooter, and up to 256GB of internal storage.

And then there’s the standard OnePlus 8, which is pictured above. This particular colour is said to be the Interstellar Glow option that’s exclusive to the regular model – the Pro won’t be getting this colourway. If this colour is too bright for your liking, there are supposedly two other options: Glacial Green and Onyx Black.

Other rumoured specifications of the OnePlus 8 include the same Snapdragon 865 chipset as the Pro variant, up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, a 90Hz 6.55-inch 1080p OLED screen, a triple camera configuration (48MP + 16MP + 2MP), as well as a slightly smaller 4,300mAh battery.

Although these renders and specifications are not official, there’s a good chance they’re reflective of the actual OnePlus 8 series. We’ll find out for ourselves once OnePlus introduces these two smartphones on 14 April at 11PM for us here in Malaysia.