OnePlus 8 leaked press renders show off new Interstellar Glow color
It’s almost April, which means we’re expecting to learn more about the next OnePlus smartphones soon. There doesn’t seem to be much left to learn about, though, since both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro have been the subject of multiple leaks. We expect both smartphones will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, generous amounts of RAM, high refresh rate displays, and other bleeding-edge features. After getting renders of the 8 Pro in green and the 8 in Black, we now have many more renders of the OnePlus 8 in all its expected colors. We also now know what the color variants will be called.
The OnePlus 8 in Interstellar Glow, Glacial Green, and Onyx Black.
These renders, courtesy of Roland Quandt from WinFuture, show that the new OnePlus 8 has some design similarities to last year’s OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T Pro. There’s a prominent, vertically-aligned triple rear camera setup and a curved display at the front. OnePlus’ new design language is also prominent, showing the new logos on the back and the new “Never Settle” lettering on the display wallpaper. There is a couple of key design changes in the OnePlus 8, though, including the fact that the motorized front-facing camera is no longer here. Instead, we have a left-aligned hole-punch camera similar to the one in the Xiaomi Mi 10 and other devices. The display cutout is not that large as we’ve seen in some devices from last year, but some people may not be fans of this design.
The other big change is in the colors. Whereas the OnePlus 7 came in Blue, Red, and Black, the OnePlus 8 comes in more interesting color options, including one called “Interstellar Glow,” a gradient that starts in a dull purple on top and ends in bright orange on the bottom. There is also “Glacial Green” which is basically a very bright turquoise as well, and the classic black which will be called “Onyx Black” this time around. We were made aware of these names thanks to Ishan Agarwal on Twitter, who recently revealed the full specifications of both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. We previously saw a render of the OnePlus 8 Pro in Glacial Green, but we don’t know exactly what other colors will be available. OnePlus teased a prototype OnePlus 7T with a marbled back cover, so we’re hoping that this design finish shows up on the new 8 series.
For now, though, this is all we have on the two devices, and it sure looks exciting. The devices are expected to be announced in mid-April, albeit with the current COVID-19 pandemic, we may see either the announcement date or the phone’s release date face a slight setback. There’s also a rumored “Lite” model in the series, which XDA’s own Max Weinbach reports will be called the OnePlus Z. The alleged OnePlus Z may launch a few months later, and it’s expected to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L rather than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.
Alleged OnePlus 8/8 Pro Specifications
|Specification||OnePlus 8||OnePlus 8 Pro|
|Display||6.55″ Full HD+ 90Hz Super AMOLED|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865|
|RAM & Storage|
|Battery and Charging|