OnePlus 8, the next in the series of flagships that the Chinese smartphone maker releases each year may have some surprises in store in 2020. This is if you go by a post on the Chinese social media site Weibo. Whatever appears on this platform need not be confirmed information. However, keeping that consideration in the background, it is interesting to note a few points mentioned in the Weibo post, including the specifications of the three models, the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 Lite.
Leaked Specs for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro -Processor details Missing
The highlight of the leaked specs for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro is the 120Hz screen refresh rate. The leak claims the display sizes of the two phones will be 6.5 inches and 6.7 inches respectively. The OnePlus 8 model is predicted to have a Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2,400×1,800 pixels while the higher OnePlus Pro will sport a QHD+ AMOLED display and the screen resolution in its case will be 3,140×1,440 pixels. For RAM support, this leak says there will be 8GB and 12GB variants while the internal storage will be kept at 128GB and 256GB. The RAM is likely to be of the LPDDR5 type.
The optics department will feature almost similar configurations for both the models, a 64MP Sony IMX686 being the primary shooter. The leaker, however, feels the Pro version will be fitted with an additional ToF sensor in the rear as well as the front.
The battery on the OnePlus 8 is expected to be 4,000mAh and on the OnePlus 8 Pro, 4,500mAh. It is even suggested that the two lower models, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite, will have IP53 certification while the OnePlus 8Pro will have the IP68 certification for dirt and water resistance.
The only major piece of info missing is what the processor would be like on these two flagship phones.
OnePlus 8 Lite
This is the surprise package in these leaks. This would the first time the Chinese company will introduce a smartphone in the ‘Lite’ version. Another prediction is that this OnePlus 8 Lite will be fitted with a MediaTekDimensity 1000 processor. This also will be a first for OnePlus if it happens. The other details being shared in the leak are that the RAM will be 8GB of LPDDR4X type and the internal storage options will be 128GB and 256GB. The battery size is predicted to be 4,000mAh.
Now, the Weibo leak even predicts the prices of all three models; it will start at CNY2,999 ($428) for the OnePlus 8 Lite; it will be CNY3,699 ($528) for the OnePlus 8 and CNY4,999 ($713) for the OnePlus 8 Pro.
You may get a response from the company if these leaks are true or not. It may not be before May 2020 that the OnePlus 8 will be launched. There is no way of telling if the new OnePlus 8 Lite will also be released along with this or not.