OnePlus launches 8 series with two 5G smartphones

What Mobile
April 16, 2020

Three will be ranging both handsets from later this month

OnePlus has launched its OnePlus 8 series with both smartphones confirmed as 5G compatible.

The Chinese vendor launched the series on April 14 with the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro to be released on April 21.

Prices start from £599 for the OnePlus 8 and £799 for the OnePlus 8 Pro, with prices dependent on the amount of RAM and storage.

Customers can choose to get either 8GB of RAM and 128GB memory or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of memory model.

The series will be available initially through the OnePlus website through a OnePlus ‘pop-up’, and then through a number of tariffs through Three.

It will also be available to buy SIM free from OnePlus’ website, John Lewis and Amazon from 9am on April 21. Customers that buy from John Lewis will also receive a pair of Bullets Wireless 2 headphones while stocks last.

OnePlus Pro 8

The flagship OnePlus Pro 8 features a quad-camera system, that includes a 48MP main camera, 48MP ultra-wide lens plus a telephoto lens that provides three times hybrid zoom and 30 times digital zoom.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 865 chipset and has a 6.78-inch QHD+ fluid display that has a refresh rate of 120Hz.

The Pro 8 also comes with wireless charging through its Warp Charge 30, that OnePlus claims can boost the battery to 50 per cent from zero in 30 minutes. The battery is 4,510mAh.

Customers can choose the OnePlus Pro 8 in black, blue or green, with prices either £799 (8GB RAM and 128GB memory) or £899 (12GB RAM and 256GB memory) depending on the variant chosen.

OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 which is also 5G powered, comes with a slightly smaller 6.55-inch display, with an aspect ratio of 20:9.

While the refresh rate is 90Hz, there is also a triple camera set up that includes a Sony 48MP IMX586 main sensor camera.

Like the OnePlus Pro 8, the smartphone has the same Snapdragon 865 chipset and also has a 4,300mAh battery, plus Warp Charge 30T which allows for faster charging.

The model comes in either black and green, plus what OnePlus calls its new colour variant – interstellar glow.

Again there are two options to choose from with the 8GB RAM and 128GB of memory model priced at £599, with the 12GB RAM and 256GB memory variant from £699.

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