OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro full specifications and new Interstellar Glow color leaks ahead of release
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be unveiled on April 14, 2020 through an online event. Leaks for this upcoming series of devices were available right when the OnePlus 7T was officially announced, so there isn’t all that much that is left to the imagination. However, finer details of the devices were not yet available, especially to account for the differences between the two phones amongst themselves. Now, a new leak has surfaced, which leaks practically all talking points about both the devices, their differences, and also a new hue of the Interstellar Glow color variant.
This complete spec leak comes from Roland Quandt from Winfuture.de. Roland has had a very good track record with his leaks. A lot of what he reveals builds upon older leaks as well as confirmations from OnePlus, but there is some new information in there as well.
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro: Leaked Specifications
|Leaked Specifications||OnePlus 8||OnePlus 8 Pro|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:|
| Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:|
|Battery & Charging|
|Front Camera||16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.0, fixed focus, EIS, [email protected]||16MP Sony IMX471, f/2.4, fixed focus, EIS, 1080p[email protected]|
|Android Version||Android 10 with OxygenOS||Android 10 with OxygenOS|
Most of the (leaked plus confirmed) information has been encapsulated in the table above, but we’d like to point out some of the new leaked bits.
For instance, while we knew that the OnePlus 8 series will feature MEMC technology for frame insertion, this leak mentions that only the OnePlus 8 Pro will get this tech, and it won’t be available to the regular OnePlus 8. This does make sense to an extent, as the Pro variant gets a 120Hz refresh rate display, while the regular variant sticks to 90Hz. Both the phones, however, are said to be supporting HDR10+, and both will feature an Always-On Display.
OnePlus 8 (with previously leaked Interstellar Glow color)
On the inside, both the phones will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G support. However, the leak suggests that only the Pro variant will get the faster LPDDR5 RAM modules, while the regular variant will have to do with the regular LPDDR4X RAM. Storage, thankfully, remains consistent across both the phones, though we do notice the lack of a higher 512GB storage variant on either, which pinches a bit because of the lack of microSD card support.
OnePlus 8 Pro
Battery and charging technology also has differences across both phones. Because of its smaller size, the regular variant will get a slightly smaller battery than the Pro. Wired charging speeds are said to be the same on both phones. However, the Pro will get an advantage here with fast wireless charging as well as with reverse charging. Interestingly, the leak also mentions that the Warp Charge 30 wireless charger’s maximum output of 30W is a peak value that is achieved only for a short time.
The front camera on the phones is said to be the same. The back is expected to be another differentiating area. The primary camera is a 48MP sensor, but the actual sensor differs in both the phones. The secondary camera continues the differentiation, albeit it is an ultra-wide-angle camera on both. The third camera on the regular variant is a dedicated macro camera. Au contraire, the Pro gets a telephoto sensor and a fourth camera which is said to be a color filter, claiming that it allows the user to “stand out from the crowd with a unique style through artistic lighting effects and filters“. The Pro can still shoot macro photos through the wide-angle camera. There’s HDR video recording on both the phone, as per the leak. The Pro takes it up a notch with audio zoom (allow for audio recording to focus in a direction) and flicker sensor (prevent screen flicker when recording displays).
The last new leaked information on the phones is the finish on the respective colors. Roland further went ahead and shared a different hue of the Interstellar Glow color variant of the OnePlus 8.
The OnePlus 8 “Interstellar Glow” version keeps changing colors every time I see it on my radar. pic.twitter.com/3EnsTQ4QaQ
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) April 8, 2020
We aren’t sure which hue of the color variant will make it to consumers, as the leak article retains the older renders.
The leak article ends by mentioning that both the phones will be made available for purchase approximately a week after the launch. However, keeping in mind how COVID-19 is playing out, we wouldn’t be so sure of hard deadlines as the situation can change quickly and differ across regions.