[Update 3: June 15 Sale] OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched in India, starting at ₹41,999 ($549)
After months of leaks and teasers, OnePlus finally launched the OnePlus 8 series earlier this month. However, unlike previous years, the company didn’t launch the OnePlus 8 series in India and China at the same time as the global launch. While OnePlus launched the devices in China just a day after the global launch, the company has now finally gotten around to launching the OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z in India.
OnePlus 8 Series Specifications
Full Specification Table
|Specification||OnePlus 8||OnePlus 8 Pro|
|Dimensions & Weight||
|Colors, Materials, Finish||
|Camera (Front)||16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.0, 1.0µm pixels, fixed focus, EIS, [email protected]||16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.45, 1.0µm pixels, fixed focus, EIS, [email protected]|
|Software||OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10
2 years of software updates (Android 11 and Android 12 planned), 3 years of bi-monthly security updates
A/B partitions for Seamless Updates
|System-on-chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU
1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
Adreno 650 GPU
|RAM||8/12GB LPDDR4X||8/12GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128/256 GB UFS 3.0+ Dual-Lane|
|Battery||4300 mAh||4510 mAh|
|Wired Charging||30W Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
15W USB-C Power Delivery (5V/3A)
|Wireless Charging||No||Warp Charge 30 Wireless (30W), 10W Qi EPP
Reverse Wireless Charging (3W)
Optical under-display fingerprint scanner
Software-based facial recognition
|Ports & Buttons||
USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C with video out (DisplayPort Alternate Mode)
Dual nano-SIM slot*
*Second SIM will be activated in a post-launch update
|Audio & Vibration||Dual stereo speakers. Audio tuned by Dolby Atmos.
X-axis linear motor
|Multimedia Codec Support||
Audio Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MIDI, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4
Audio Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR
Video Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
Video Recording: MP4
Image Viewing: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, WEBP, HEIF, HEIC, RAW
Image Output: JPEG, PNG
India is currently in the middle of a lockdown because of COVID-19, because of which, many OEMs have had to shelve their plans. Nonetheless, the company is going ahead with a price reveal.
The OnePlus 8 series will be available in the following RAM and storage variants at the below-mentioned prices:
- OnePlus 8:
- 6GB + 128GB: ₹41,999 (Amazon.in exclusive) (Glacial Green)
- 8GB + 128GB: ₹44,999 (Onyx Black, Glacial Green)
- 12GB + 256GB: ₹49,999 (Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow)
- OnePlus 8 Pro:
- 8GB + 128GB: ₹54,999 (Onyx Black, Glacial Green)
- 12GB + 256GB: ₹59,999 (Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue)
- OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z: ₹1,999 (Black, Blue, Mint, Oat)
Interestingly, India gets a lower RAM variant and an even lower starting price point ($549). Even the matching variants are priced lower in India. For instance, the starting 8GB + 128GB variant of the OnePlus 8 costs ~$588, which is a good ~$100 cheaper than the US pricing of $699. Similarly, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s 12GB + 256GB variant costs ~$785, which is a far cry from the $999 price tag for the top variant. Even the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z is half the price. Keep in mind that the Indian variant lacks some 5G bands, which is a non-issue for India because the country does not have 5G anyway.
The phones and accessories will be available across all online and offline channels when the sale is made possible in India in line with the government’s COVID-19 advisories.
Here is the complete price chart for major markets:
|OnePlus 8 – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage: Glacial Green||–||–||–||₹41,999 (~$549)|
|OnePlus 8 – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: Onyx Black, Glacial Green||$699||£599||€699||₹44,999 (~$589)|
|OnePlus 8 – 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: Interstellar Glow||$799||£699||€799||₹49,999 (~$654)|
|OnePlus 8 – 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: Onyx Black, Glacial Green||–||–||–||₹49,999 (~$654)|
|OnePlus 8 – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: Polar Silver*||$799||–||–||–|
|OnePlus 8 Pro – 8GB RAM + 128GB storage: Glacial Green, Onyx Black||$899||£799||€899||₹54,999 (~$719)|
|OnePlus 8 Pro – 12GB RAM + 256GB storage: Glacial Green, Onyx Black||–||–||–||₹59,999 (~$785)|
|OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue (12GB RAM + 256GB storage)||$999||£899||€999||₹59,999 (~$785)|
*Exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the U.S.
Update: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro availability in India
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be available on open sale in India on May 29, 2020 across Amazon.in, oneplus.in, and select OnePlus exclusive offline stores and partner outlets. The OnePlus 8 will also be made available in limited quantities in a special early access sale on Amazon.in on May 18, 2020, at 2 pm IST. The phones are currently available for pre-booking on Amazon.in.
In addition to the pre-booking offer, there are a few launch offers as well. Customers using an SBI Credit Card can get an instant discount of ₹2,000 and ₹3,000 on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro respectively. No-cost EMI options are also available across all channels on popular bank debit and credit cards. Reliance Jio users will also be getting ₹150 off on 40 prepaid recharges of ₹349, making it a good deal for their continued data usage.
OnePlus is also offering a Limited Edition pop-up bundle, which will include the device along with a Bullets Wireless Z (Black) earphones, a Cyan Bumper case, and a Karbon Bumper Case at an additional ₹1,000 above the retail price of just the device. The pop-up bundle is available on an invite-only basis for Red Cable Club members initially and will be opened up on select channels later on. Red Cable Club members also get a few other discounts, such as on extended warranty, battery replacement, and assured buyback protection.
Update 2: Open sales delayed
The open sales for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in India were scheduled for May 29, 2020. Unfortunately, OnePlus has now announced that the open sales for the devices have now been postponed indefinitely.
The announcement post mentions that production was temporarily halted. The reason has not been specified, but external sources suggest it is because of workers testing positive for COVID-19 at the assembling facility. The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro for the Indian region are assembled in India, which is the reason why they are priced competitively, relatively speaking.
Production for the devices is back up and running, but the delay has altered the sales plan. Consequently, the devices will not go on open sale on the mentioned date. Instead, the OnePlus 8 will be available in very limited quantity on the date. Further information on the open sales schedule will be communicated soon.
Update 3: OnePlus 8 Pro goes on its first sale on June 15, 2020
The OnePlus 8 Pro is finally going on its first sale in India, on June 15, 2020 at 12 noon. However, since the product is expected to have high demand and there have been stocking issues, we presume that the product will sell out quite early owing to its presumed limited quantities.
Source: Ishan Agarwal