OnePlus starts recruiting early reviewers for the upcoming OnePlus 8 series through The Lab program
OnePlus has been undertaking its “The Lab” program for a few years now. Under this program, the company picks 10 people who want to get their hands on the upcoming smartphone from OnePlus and ships the phone to them ahead of the official release. In return, the company expects an open and honest review of the product from these users. We’ve seen the company do this for a fair few devices, including the OnePlus 5T, 6, 6T, 7 Pro and 7T. Now, the program has been resuscitated once again, this time for the upcoming OnePlus 8 series.
For this edition of The Lab, OnePlus will be shipping the phone to 10 users before the launch event in return of a solid and unbiased review. The program is open to everyone, including non-OnePlus users and non-community members, although the company is reserving at least 6 spots for its community members. Reviewers under The Lab will be selected according to their writing, photography and videography skills, creativity and demographic diversity. They will receive their OnePlus 8 series phone before the launch and will be asked to attend an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on their experience in using the device after 21 days, as well as present a review. The company will also be evaluating the reviewers and their reviews. If you pass the evaluation, you get to keep the device, and you will also receive a custom-made The Lab special edition phone case.
Applications for The Lab are open from now until April 1, 2020. You need to sign up by entering your information on this page. Selected reviewers will be announced on April 2, 2020. Keep in mind that if you do get selected, you will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement with OnePlus. The company has not specified which phone will be shipped to these reviewers, but it will be one of the three present within the OnePlus 8 series.
Source: OnePlus Forums