OnePlus 8 series pricing won’t exceed $1000 and will pack the Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage
After months of leaks and teasers about its next flagship lineup, OnePlus finally announced a launch date for the OnePlus 8 series yesterday. In a post about the launch on its community forums, the company revealed that the OnePlus 8 series would be launched globally on April 14th and it even confirmed that the devices will feature a 120Hz display and 5G support. Now, in a follow-up post, the company’s CEO Pete Lau has revealed a few more details about the upcoming devices.
As per the post, the OnePlus 8 series will not only feature a 120Hz display but it’ll also pack in Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC, coupled with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage for “fast and smooth” performance. The updated hardware will give the device a 20% bump in CPU performance and a 25% rise in GPU performance, while still being 25% more energy efficient than the last-gen. Thanks to the LPDDR5 RAM technology, the OnePlus 8 series will offer transfer rates reaching up to 6,400Mbps at a bandwidth as high as 51.2GB/s and it’ll achieve this with 45% lower power consumption when compared to the previous generation.
In a separate post on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the company has revealed additional details about the 120Hz display on the OnePlus 8 series. According to the images shared in the post, the display on the OnePlus 8 series will feature a 2K+ resolution with a pixel density of 513ppi. It’ll offer a maximum brightness of 1300 nits, with 4096 levels of brightness adjustments. On top of that, in order to ensure color accuracy in all environments, it’ll also feature ambient color temperature sensing.
With all these premium features making their way to the OnePlus 8 series, you’d expect the devices to finally cross the $1,000 price bracket. However, according to a recent report from Business Insider, that won’t be the case. The report claims that OnePlus has confirmed that the 5G variants of the OnePlus 8 series won’t exceed the $1,000 mark in the US, making them some of the most affordable 5G-enabled flagships in the market. While the company hasn’t revealed the exact pricing yet, it’s great to know that OnePlus is sticking to its roots and making the devices more affordable than some of the other premium flagships in the market.