OnePlus 8 Series With Punch Hole Display Tech Likely to Launch in Q2 2020

OnePlus 8 series is said to go official sometime in Q2 2020, similar to the OnePlus 7 series which also made debut in May 2019. OnePlus 8 series will have two smartphones- the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro, similar to the 2019 lineup of OnePlus phones. Already, we have seen the early renders of OnePlus 8 series featuring punch-hole display tech. The OnePlus 8 series may not feature any radical changes when it comes to the design, especially the OnePlus 8 Pro which will pretty much look similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro smartphones. The OnePlus 8, on the other hand, will also feature a similar design as the OnePlus 8 Pro, but there will be some upgrades like this generation’s OnePlus phones.

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro to Debut in Q2 2020

OnePlus launched the 7T and 7T Pro smartphones just a month ago in India and other markets. Right after the OnePlus 7T Pro launch event in London, the OnePlus 8 Pro renders popped online suggesting the phone’s design. According to tipster Max J., the OnePlus 8 series will debut sometime in Q2 2020 and we’re expecting it to be in the middle of May. To recall, the OnePlus 6 was launched in June 2018, followed by the OnePlus 6T at the tail-end of October. The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro were unveiled a month early in May 2019, followed by the OnePlus 7T at the end of September and 7T Pro in the first half of October.

So this leak may be a correct one. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will be launched together in mid-May or even earlier as they will help the company gain sales in Q2 itself.

OnePlus 8 Series: What We Know So Far

Similar to the OnePlus 7 and 7T series, the OnePlus 8 series will also have two phones- the standard OnePlus 8 that will replace the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 8 Pro which will come as a successor to the OnePlus 7T Pro. Factory renders of both the phones are already out revealing the entire design. Firstly, let’s talk about the OnePlus 8; Going by the leaked renders, the OnePlus 8 will look a lot like the OnePlus 7 Pro from the rear side. To the front, the phone will feature a punch-hole display that houses the front-facing camera. To the back, the OnePlus 8 will ditch the circular camera array we saw on the OnePlus 7T and it has three vertically stacked cameras like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

As for the OnePlus 8 Pro, it will not be radically from the OnePlus 7T Pro. The phone will feature a punch-hole curved display like the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro, and there will not be any pop-up selfie camera this time around. The cameras on the rear side will be vertically stacked and we may see a quad-camera setup on the OnePlus 8 Pro.

Other specs of the OnePlus 8 series include at least 90Hz refresh rate screens, Snapdragon 865 flagship chipset, slightly bigger batteries and much-improved camera setup. The OnePlus 7T is a major upgrade to the OnePlus 7, but the OnePlus 8 will be a minor upgrade to the 7T, at least going by the looks and camera setup. The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to be a substantial upgrade to the OnePlus 7T Pro as the latter is a very minor upgrade to the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Chakri Kudikala

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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