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Alleged OnePlus 8 series specs ‘confirm’ several key new additions

After potential launch delays due to the growing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, supposed specs of the OnePlus 8 series have now leaked, hinting at expectedly impressive internals for the upcoming devices.

According to reliable tipster Ishan Argawal and 91Mobiles, we can expect the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset powering the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. Whereas, the OnePlus 8 Lite is set to be powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 chipset. This will no doubt be a head-turner but the modest CPU does perform admirably for its price — likely the reason for its inclusion.

All OnePlus 8 series devices are set to come with a punch-hole display, although the OnePlus 8 and 8 Lite will have a 90Hz panel. As expected, only the OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a 120Hz refresh rate panel. According to these alleged specs, the OnePlus 8 will come with a 6.5-inch curved AMOLED display, whereas the OnePlus 8 Pro will sport a slightly larger 6.65-inch curved panel. The 8 Lite will have a slightly smaller — but still large — 6.4-inch flat AMOLED display.

Every model will include an in-display optical fingerprint sensor for biometric security, although it’s unclear if any improvements are being made for the native OxygenOS‘ face unlock due to the new punch-hole selfie camera.

In terms of optics, there is some disparity between each device this time around. Starting with the OnePlus 8 Lite, the more affordable handset is said to include a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 16-megapixel secondary lens, and a third 12-megapixel lens.

The OnePlus 8 will sport a triple-lens setup that includes the same 48-megapixel main sensor, 16-megapixel secondary lens, but will include a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Now the OnePlus 8 Pro camera specs are slightly more beefy, with a proposed quad camera setup. However, we have no solid information on just what might be thrown in there.

This supposed spec sheet also “confirms” that we’ll see wireless charging on a OnePlus device for the first time. However, it will only come to the OnePlus 8 Pro, which could also include 30W reverse wireless charging. Wireless charging will not be included on the standard OnePlus 8 or 8 Lite, instead, you’ll get Warp Charge 30T and 4,000mAh batteries on both models. The 8 Pro will include a slightly larger 4,500mAh cell.

Expect to see the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in 6GB RAM/128GB, 8GB RAM/128GB, and 12GB RAM/256GB variants. The OnePlus 8 Lite is expected in 8GB RAM/128GB, and 8GB RAM/256GB options. It’s also worth noting that the 8 Lite is unlikely to support UFS 3.0 storage due to the MediaTek chipset limitations. Pricing of the 8 and 8 Pro is still unknown, but the suggested UK retail pricing for the OnePlus 8 Lite could be as low as £400 (~$515) — according to Ishan Argawal.

Other rumors hint that we could see the OnePlus 8 series as early as mid-April, so not much longer to see just what the firm will bring to the table in 2020. Let us know what you think of these proposed specs down in the comments section below.

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