Updated at April 20, 2020:
OnePlus has officially revealed the Indian pricing for OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 price in India starts at Rs 41,999, that’s for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The middle variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 44,999, whereas the top variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage has been priced at Rs 49,999.
Coming to OnePlus 8 Pro, the base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 54,999. Whereas the top-end model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage has been priced at Rs 59,999.
Both these smartphones will be available exclusively via Amazon India and OnePlus India store. The company has yet to announce the sale date for the phones.
Our original story from Monday, April 20, 2020, follows:
You probably heard it coming and read all about it through months-long leaks. Yet, here we’re, OnePlus has officially launched its flagship killer smartphones – the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. This time around the company has ticked most of the feature list options for a high-end smartphone category. This includes the IP rating, wireless charging and 5G network support.
There is definitely a price hike for the newer OnePlus 8 series, thanks to the Qualcomm’s top of the line SoC the Snapdragon 865. It embeds Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem that adds support for 5G networks out of the box. Whether you would be using 5G or not, you need to pay for the costlier hardware, there is no escape from it. As a fact-checking, in India 5G rollout would take another two to four years. So, with OnePlus 8 series you’re going to pay a premium for hardware that you can’t fully take advantage of.
Pricing of OnePlus 8 starts at $699 (around INR 53K) and it packs 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There is another variant of the smartphone, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage which cost $799 (around INR 60K). On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro price starts at $899 (around INR 68K) and packs 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The top-end variant of the smartphone with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage would cost $999 (around INR 76K).
The OnePlus 8 series will be available from April 21 in many countries including the US and Europe. The company has not officially declared the India specific pricing and availability of the phones.
OnePlus 8 Pro
Let’s dive quickly into the specification and features of OnePlus’s top of the line smartphone of this year the OnePlus 8 Pro. The phone got a slim and sleek profile with Matte AG glass finish. The company has finally gone for the IP rating and phone now backed by an IP68 rating. The phone flaunts a 6.78-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED display (3168 x 1440 pixels) with a pixel density of 513 ppi and a 19.8:9 aspect ratio. It supports 120 Hz refresh rate and can achieve smoother motion with MEMC technology addition. It’s also HDR10+ supported and carries an SGS Eye Care display certification.
There is a small punch-hole cutout on the front display replacing the old-generation pop-up selfie camera.
As with any OnePlus smartphone, the OnePlus 8 series also packs top-end hardware. Under the hood, you get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with Adreno 650 GPU. Adding up the performance the phone comes with either 8GB or 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and maximum of 256GB of UFS3.0+ storage.
Coming to the camera part, the OnePlus 8 Pro rear camera packs a combination of 48MP (Sony IMX689) primary sensor, a 48MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x hybrid zoom. There is also a 5-megapixel colour filter lens at the back. In the front-portion behind the punch-hole is a 16MP (Sony IMX471) sensor with f/2.4 aperture and EIS support.
Connectivity-wise, OnePlus 8 series comes with dual nano-SIM slot (dual 4G SIM and single 5G SIM) with support for 5G network along with 4G LTE, VoLTE. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC and Type-C. There’s a new vibration motor for improved haptics. The phone also comes with Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers onboard.
The OnePlus 8 Pro carries a 4510 mAh battery which can be charged instantly with Warp Charge 30T. The phone also supports an insanely fast Warp Charge 30 Wireless charging which would charge the phone from 1 per cent to 50 per cent in just half an hour.
The smaller sibling OnePlus 8 is much more compact in size with its 6.55-inch fluid AMOLED display that only support 1080p and only goes up to 90Hz. It also got the HDR10+ support, an A+ rating from DisplayMate, and an SGS Eye Care display certification. The screen is protected with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. However, the phone misses out in the IP rating and wireless charging.
Under the hood, OnePlus 8 packs the same Snapdragon 865 SoC, but it’s paired with slower 8GB or 128GB of LPDDR4X RAM. For storage, you could choose from either 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.0 2-LANE storage option. The phone runs on the latest Android 10 with OxygenOS 10 skin over the top.
When coming to the camera, the OnePlus 8 rear camera unit get’s a combination of last generation 48MP (Sony IMX586) main sensor, 16MP 116-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and 2MP macro lens. It also misses out the additional colour filter lens from the OnePlus 8 Pro.
As for the battery, the OnePlus 8 carries 4300 mAh battery with support for Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging. Other specifications of the phone are almost similar to the OnePlus 8 Pro.