Amidst this COVID 19 scare and frenzy situation in the world, the Chinese tech giants OnePlus had officially launched their new models in an online event yesterday on April 14, 2020, being OnePlus8 and OnePlus8 Pro that are already creating quite a buzz in the tech industry.
After longs months of wait and rumors, the models are finally out which are cited as the successors to the last year’s OnePlus 7 series. OnePlus has these models in the transit line since long but came right trough with the launch after the other Chinese tech companies like Xiaomi and Huawei launch their models recently through online events even after the obstruction caused by the supply chain in the consumers’ electronics market caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. But from a customer’s point of view, is the hype worth the penny? Let’s find out in the article, addressing each and every box OnePlus has tried to click with this series.
Just as the leaks and the rumors suggested, the 8 Pro has a punch-hole shooter instead of the pop-up camera in the last year’s model in the 6.78inch space. Taking cues from the 8 Pro, the OnePlus 8 also has a similar punch-hole shooter in a much more compact 6.55-inch display area. There are two firsts for the OnePlus models. One is the IP68 rating on the phones for water resistance and the other is the faster wireless charging via the OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless wireless charger. Available in the market in the colors of black, blue and green, the models also offer reverse wireless charging on the body to accommodate other accessories like the earphones and the headphones.
The pixels are thoroughly spread and balances, the animation quality is superb and a faster refresh rate of 120 Hz, which might not, seems of much value now but as OnePlus puts it, the feature is “future-facing”. WAIT! Refresh Rate? What on earth is that! Fret now, because we got it all covered. The refresh rate of the phone refers to the number of changing frames in the display in one second. Imagine turning over the pages of a book. The better the quality of the page, the faster you can turn over, with of course your eyes accommodating comfortably with the speed and keep tracking. These higher refresh rates help in watching shows, sports, and other videos, and also playing games. This feature is the prime reason for the phone to be a little on the expensive end and also being the fastest phone on the planet at this time, period. With an extremely powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor to power up the OnePlus models, the phones are reasonably priced. The One Plus is available from $699 for 128GB storage and 8GB of RAM while the other model’s starting price is from $899 for the same RAM and storage.
The availability of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pros is still uncertain in India right now. There are reports of the sales for the same begging in the US from April 20th on the official website. Preorders are also being taken in the European subcontinent while the models going on sale from April 21st.