OnePlus 8 pre-launch leaks reveal Google One promotion, André limited edition cases, Pop-up box, more

OnePlus 8 pre-launch leaks reveal Google One promotion, André limited edition cases, Pop-up box, more

The highly anticipated OnePlus 8 series — namely the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro — are finally launching tomorrow. We already know in detail what both devices will look as well as what they’re packing inside. Both phones are launching with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, multi-camera arrays, and curved displays with hole-punch front cameras. The OnePlus 8 Pro will also be packing a 120Hz display, a first for OnePlus who previously popularized 90Hz displays with the OnePlus 7 Pro last year. Even though we know so much already, the leaks keep coming nonetheless. Now, less than 24 hours until the phone’s announcement, we’re getting confirmation of a few of the phone’s features as well as some extra launch goodies.


The extra launch goodies bit comes from renowned leaker Evan Blass, who recently posted extra bonuses that OnePlus 8 series buyers will be able to get. One of these extra features is the fact that the OnePlus 8 series will be coming with 3 months of free Google One storage. Other smartphones such as the Google Pixel 4 series, the Nokia 6.2, and the Nokia 7.2 have also come with free Google One storage, which is a cool bonus over the free storage Google already gives you with your Google account.

Last week, OnePlus announced a partnership with André Saraiva, an artist who designed the Mr. A character. As part of this partnership, OnePlus is launching a number of products based on this image. Again, courtesy of Evan Blass, we also know what these products are: We can see some renders of OnePlus 8 cases based on his Mr. A character.

Next, we know OnePlus loves pop-up events, and it looks like the OnePlus 8 phones will be getting their own version of “pop-up” packages. Evan Blass shared an image of the OnePlus 8 series that showcases what users will get if they buy the device during a pop-up event. We can see the new Bullets Wireless Z as well as the new cases. Obviously, with the COVID-19 pandemic, a real pop-up event with a gathering of people is unlikely to happen, so it will be interesting to see what OnePlus does with this packaging.

Lastly, popular Youtuber Marques Brownlee has also shared a brief teaser of the OnePlus 8 Pro, confirming a lot of the details we already knew. Marques showed the device in a protective black case that hides most of the phone’s design features, but he talks about and shows off the various display settings, such as the 120Hz refresh rate, the 240Hz touch sampling rate, the 1440p WQHD+ resolution (compatible with 120Hz refresh rate unlike the Samsung Galaxy S20), the under-display fingerprint scanner, and other things such as the fact that the “aggressively” curved display is “noticeably” brighter than last year’s model.

Be sure to check out OnePlus’ online event tomorrow to know more about the phone.

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