New OnePlus 8 details: Matte-Frosted Glass, Glacial Green, X-axis vibration motor, more

New OnePlus 8 details: Matte-Frosted Glass, Glacial Green, X-axis vibration motor, more

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The OnePlus 8 series is coming soon and as usual, we already know a lot about it. We’ve seen plenty of leaks and the company itself has revealed some information as well. In the last 24 hours or so, OnePlus and CEO Pete Lau have been trickling out more information, including some confirmation of the designs we’ve already seen.

There have been plenty of leaked renders of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro to feast our eyes on. We’ve seen several eye-catching colors, including “Ultramarine Blue” and “Interstellar Glow.” Another color that has appeared in leaks in “Glacial Green,” which OnePlus confirmed in a blog post today. The company showed off the green color in the video below, highlighting the design.

CEO Pete Lau talks about the “CMF” of the devices: color, material, and finishing. The back of the OnePlus 8 series is made of “Matte-Frosted” glass, which they claim feels smoother and similar to the company’s “Silk White” OnePlus 6. Lau also shared that the OnePlus 8 is 8mm thick and weighs 180g, while the OnePlus 8 Pro comes in at 200g (he did not share the thickness of the Pro model).

OnePlus 8 XDA Forums || OnePlus 8 Pro XDA Forums

Speaking of fit and finish, a small detail that not everyone notices is vibration motors. Android devices are notorious for having bad vibration motors that lack nuance. Pete Lau posted on Weibo about the OnePlus 8 Pro and said it has “the most advanced X-axis linear motor” of any Android phone. A OnePlus engineer went into more detail about what that means. Essentially, they are using a much larger motor than most phones.

Lastly, Lau shared some camera samples on Twitter and Weibo. He mentions “ultra wide that can get ultra close” in the photos that were taken at night. The OnePlus 8 Pro photos are on the left and they look pretty impressive. He also shared a video of a person to demonstrate how the phone adjusts in complex lighting situations.

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro: Leaked Specifications

Leaked SpecificationsOnePlus 8OnePlus 8 Pro
Dimensions & Weight
  • 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm
  • 180g
  • 165.3 x 74.4 x 8.5 mm
  • 199g
Display
  • 6.55″ Fluid AMOLED
  • FHD+, 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Always-On display
  • HDR10+
  • 6.78″ Fluid AMOLED
  • QHD+, 3168 x 1440 pixels
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 19.8:9 aspect ratio
  • Always-On display
  • HDR10+
  • MEMC tech
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865:

  • 1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
  • 3x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Performance core @ 2.4GHz
  • 4x Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 650

 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:

  • 1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
  • 3x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Performance core @ 2.4GHz
  • 4x Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 650

RAM
  • 8GB LPDDR4X
  • 12GB LPDDR4X
  • 8GB LPDDR5
  • 12GB LPDDR5
Storage
  • 128GB UFS 3.0
  • 256GB UFS 3.0
  • 128GB UFS 3.0
  • 256GB UFS 3.0
Battery & Charging
  • 4,300 mAh
  • 30W wired fast charging (Warp Charge 30T — 5V / 6A)
  • 4,510 mAh
  • 30W wired fast charging (Warp Charge 30T — 5V / 6A)
  • 3oW wireless fast charging (Warp Charge 30 Wireless)
  • Reverse Wireless Charging
Rear CameraPhoto:

  • Primary: 48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.75, OIS, EIS, PDAF, CAF
  • Secondary: 16MP, ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2
  • Tertiary: 2MP, macro, f/2.4

Video:

  • 4K @ 30/60 fps
  • 1080p @ 30/60 fps
  • 1080p @ 240 fps
  • 720p @ 480 fps
  • HDR Video
Photo:

  • Primary: 48MP Sony IMX689, f/1.78, 1.12µ pixels, OIS, EIS, PDAF, CAF, LAF
  • Secondary: 48MP, ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2
  • Tertiary: 8MP, telephoto, f/2.4, OIS, 3x Optical Hybrid Zoom
  • Quarternary: 5MP, color filter, f/2.4

Video:

  • 4K @ 30/60 fps
  • 1080p @ 30/60 fps
  • 1080p @ 240 fps
  • 720p @ 480 fps
  • HDR Video
  • Audio Zoom
  • Color Filter Camera
Front Camera16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.0, fixed focus, EIS, [email protected]16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.4, fixed focus, EIS, [email protected]
Other Features
  • In-Display Fingerprint sensor
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Satellite Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
  • Haptic Vibration Engine
  • In-Display Fingerprint sensor
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Satellite Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
  • Haptic Vibration Engine
  • Additional sensors: Laser sensor, flicker detect sensor, front RGB sensor
  • IP68 certification
Android VersionAndroid 10 with OxygenOSAndroid 10 with OxygenOS
Colors
  • Onyx Black (glossy)
  • Glacial Green (matte)
  • Interstellar Glow (glossy)
  • Onyx Black (glossy)
  • Glacial Green (matte)
  • Ultramarine Blue (matte)