[Update 3: June 15 Sale] OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched in India, starting at ₹41,999 ($549)

[Update 3: June 15 Sale] OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched in India, starting at ₹41,999 ($549)

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Update 3 (06/11/2020 @ 03:47 AM ET): The OnePlus 8 Pro is going on its first sale in India on June 15, 2020.

Update 2 (05/27/2020 @ 11:16 AM ET): OnePlus has delayed the availability of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in India.

Update 1 (05/14/2020 @ 01:48 AM ET): OnePlus has shared availability details for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in India. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on April 19, 2020, is preserved below.

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 XDA Forums || OnePlus 8 Pro XDA Forums

OnePlus 8 Series Specifications

Full Specification Table

SpecificationOnePlus 8OnePlus 8 Pro
Dimensions & Weight
  • 160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0 mm
  • 180g
  • 165.3 x 74.35 x 8.5 mm
  • 199g
Colors, Materials, Finish
  • Onyx Black (glossy)
  • Glacial Green (matte-frosted)
  • Interstellar Glow (glossy)
  • Polar Silver
  • Onyx Black (glossy)
  • Glacial Green (matte-frosted)
  • Ultramarine Blue (matte-frosted)
Display
  • 6.55″ Fluid AMOLED, single hole-punch (3.8mm) cutout
  • FHD+ resolution (2400 x 1080), 20:9 aspect ratio, 402ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
  • HDR10+
  • 3D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Features
    • Vibrant Color Effect
    • Reading Mode
    • Night Mode
  • No Active Digitizer for Active Pen support
  • 6.78″ Fluid AMOLED, single hole-punch (3.8mm) cutout
  • QHD+ resolution (3168 x 1440), 19.8:9 aspect ratio, 513ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
  • HDR10+
  • 1300 nits peak brightness, 4096 levels of adjustment
  • 3D Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Features
    • Vibrant Color Effect
    • Reading Mode
    • Night Mode
    • MEMC
    • HDR Boost
    • Adaptive Display
  • No Active Digitizer for Active Pen support
Cameras (Rear)
  • Primary
    • 48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.75, 0.8µm pixels, OIS, EIS
  • Secondary
    • 16MP, ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2, 116° FOV
  • Tertiary
    • 2MP, macro, f/2.4, 1.75µm pixels
  • Flash
    • Dual LED Flash
  • Autofocus
    • PDAF + CAF
  • Video
    • 4K @ 30/60 fps
    • 1080p @ 30/60 fps
    • Slow Motion
      • 1080p @ 240 fps
      • 720p @ 480 fps
    • Time Lapse
      • 4K @ 30 fps
      • 1080p @ 30 fps
    • Miscellaneous features
      • CINE aspect ratio
      • Ultra Steady at 4K @ 30 fps
  • Other sensors
    • Flicker ambient light sensor (front)
  • Primary
    • 48MP Sony IMX689, f/1.7, 1.12µm pixels/48MP; 2.24µm [4 in 1]/12MP, OIS, EIS
  • Secondary
    • 48MP, ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2, 119.7° FOV
  • Tertiary
    • 8MP, telephoto, f/2.4, 1.0µm pixels, OIS, 3x Optical Hybrid Zoom
  • Quaternary
    • 5MP, color filter, f/2.4
  • Flash
    • Dual LED Flash
  • Autofocus
    • All pixel omni-directional PDAF+CAF+LAF
  • Video
    • 4K @ 30/60 fps
    • 1080p @ 30/60 fps
    • Slow Motion
      • 1080p @ 240 fps
      • 720p @ 480 fps
    • Time Lapse
      • 4K @ 30 fps
      • 1080p @ 30 fps
    • Miscellaneous features
      • HDR Video, CINE aspect ratio
      • Ultra Steady at 4K @ 30 fps
      • Audio Zoom
      • Audio 3D
      • Audio Windscreen
      • Color Filter Camera
  • Other sensors
    • Flicker ambient light sensor (front and back)
    • Laser sensor
    • Front RGB sensor
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]
SoftwareOxygenOS 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-chipQualcomm Snapdragon 865 CPU

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 GPU

RAM8/12GB LPDDR4X8/12GB LPDDR5
Storage128/256 GB UFS 3.0+ Dual-Lane
Battery4300 mAh4510 mAh
Wired Charging30W Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)

15W USB-C Power Delivery (5V/3A)

Wireless ChargingNoWarp Charge 30 Wireless (30W), 10W Qi EPP

Reverse Wireless Charging (3W)

IP RatingNoIP68
Security

Optical under-display fingerprint scanner

Software-based facial recognition

Ports & Buttons

USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-C with video out (DisplayPort Alternate Mode)

Alert Slider

Dual nano-SIM slot*

*Second SIM will be activated in a post-launch update

Audio & VibrationDual 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

Connectivity
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem + Qualcomm FastConnect 6800
  • Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, with Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm aptX HD, LDAC and AAC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Positioning: GPS (L1+L5 dual-band), GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo (E1+E5a dual-band), SBAS, A-GPS
  • LTE/LTE-A:
    • 4x4MIMO
    • Supports up to DL Cat 18 (1.2Gbps)/UL Cat 13 (150Mbps) depending on carrier.
  • Bands (NA)
    • 5G NSA: n2, n5, n66, n71, n41
    • 5G SA: n71, n41
    • MIMO-LTE: B2, 4, 7, 25, 66, 41, 48
    • NR: n2, n66, n41
    • FDD-LTE: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71
    • TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40 (Roaming), 41, 46, 48
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
    • WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, B9, B19
    • CDMA: BC0, BC1, BC10
  • Bands (IN)
    • 5G NSA: n78
    • 5G SA: n78
    • MIMO-LTE: B1, 3, 41, 40
    • NR: n78
    • FDD-LTE: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26
    • TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46
    • WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B8, B9, B19
    • CDMA: BC0 (Roaming)
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Bands (EU)
    • 5G NSA: n1, n3, n28, n78
    • 5G SA: n78
    • MIMO-LTE: B1, 3, 7, 38, 40, 41
    • NR: n1, n3, n7, n78
    • FDD-LTE: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66
    • TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46
    • WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, B9, B19
    • CDMA: BC0
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900


Indian Pricing

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)

XDA Review: OnePlus 8 || OnePlus 8 Pro

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:

DeviceUSDUKEUIndia
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.

Pre-book OnePlus 8 series on Amazon.in and get ₹1,000 cashback

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.

OnePlus 8 Pro Sales in India

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