OnePlus eight Professional will lastly add wi-fi charging, IP68 water-resistance


Enlarge / The camera assembly of the OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus has been pumping out the best Android phones regularly for several years. Soon, all eyes will be on OnePlus 8 Pro, the company's upcoming flagship for 2020. A couple of recent leaks give us a look at the official press render and the specs.

First, OnLeaks has two official press renders of the device. Just like the CAD-based renderings that OnLeaks released in October, these images show a design that is not far from previous OnePlus devices. The big changes are the switch to a pinhole camera in front and a new rear camera. There are now four cameras on the back, an upgrade from the three cameras on the back of the OnePlus 7T. The display still looks like it is bent on the sides.

 The official OnePlus 8 Pro press is rendered from every angle. "Src =" 980x947.jpg "width =" 980 "height =" 947 Enlarge / The official OnePlus 8 Pro print rendering from every angle. Who published a data sheet for OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8? The regular OnePlus 8 remains close to the previous year with a 6.55-inch 90 Hz display and an upgrade to the Snapdragon 865. The 8 Pro offers about what you'd expect from a flagship phone in 2020: a 6.78-inch OLED display with 120 Hz, a Snapdragon 865, 8 or 12 GB RAM, 128 or 256 GB storage and a 4510 mAh battery. The front camera has 16 MP, while the rear camera has two 48 MP cameras, an 8 MP camera and a 5 MP camera. We still don't know what each camera is for.

The most exciting part of the data sheet shows that OnePlus tries to compensate for weaknesses from previous years. OnePlus was downgraded from a metal back to a glass floor with the OnePlus 6, and while many manufacturers justified this change by adding wireless charging, OnePlus never added this feature. This data sheet shows wireless charging at 30W, which would be a great addition to the OnePlus line. IP68 dust and water resistance are also listed. It was the first time that OnePlus carried out extensive water resistance tests on its devices.

The big question, of course, is the price, since this is usually OnePlus' biggest selling point. The phone is expected to hit the market in mid-April, so we'll find out soon.


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