OnePlus Launches New Flagship OnePlus 8 Series, Strengthening North American Presence

2020 released OnePlus 8 smartphone (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus unveiled its newest product series — the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro — on April 14 through a livestream event. During the event, Pete Lau, OnePlus’ founder, announced a partnership with Verizon. Users will be able to purchase the OnePlus 8 direct through Verizon, another major step to boost the brand’s North America presence after its partnership with T-Mobile.

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The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch Quad HD+ display, with curved glass on the front and back. The phone is the first OnePlus model to have a quad camera set on the back and a 3.8mm punch hole camera on the front. Inside, there’s a Snapdragon 865 processor, plus up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage. The phone boasts a 120 refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sampling rate. Another highlight is fast wireless charging. OnePlus claims the wireless charging in the OnePlus 8 Pro can charge 50% of the battery in 30 minutes.

The phones are available in both black and blue, plus an all new glacial green option.

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The OnePlus 8 is a little bit smaller than the Pro variant. It has a 6.55-inch display is 8mm thin. It’s available in black and green like the Pro, but also “Interstellar Glow”, a unicorn-like color that is claimed to change colors at very angle. The back features a 48-megapixel primary camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide and a Macro camera.

Both the Pro and non-Pro models are equipped with Snapdragon 865 processors, and are 5G compatible. In the United States, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will be available from April 29, with an April 21 launch in Europe. The regular OnePlus 8 will cost $699 or $799, and $899 or $999 for the Pro version.

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Along with the OnePlus 8 Series, OnePlus also launched a new pair of wireless neckband earphones: Bullets Wireless Z. They feature magnetic snapping earbuds, long battery life and quick charging. The earphones are priced at $49.95.