OnePlus closed out its 2019 smartphone releases with the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. However, we’re already hearing murmurings of the company’s next flagship.
Here are all the rumors we’ve heard so far about the OnePlus 8 Pro.
OnePlus 8 Pro: Name and release date
Given OnePlus’ naming convention for its smartphones, we have every reason to believe the company’s flagship will be called the OnePlus 8 Pro. The name lends some space for a regular OnePlus 8, since we’ve seen “Pro” versions of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T.
As for a release date, OnePlus normally announces its non-T phones during the springtime. The most recent non-T variant, the OnePlus 7 Pro, launched in May 2019. As such, the OnePlus 8 Pro could be poised for a spring 2020 launch.
OnePlus 8 Pro: Design
According to a leak from OnLeaks and 91Mobiles, the OnePlus 8 Pro won’t look too dissimilar from its predecessor. One main difference is with the punch-hole display, a departure from the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro’s pop-up selfie camera.
Also new is the alleged addition of a 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor. We’ve seen the sensor on phones like the Huawei Mate 30 series, LG G8 ThinQ, Huawei P30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, and more. The sensor is used to calculate depth and distance, as well as help with 3D imaging and AR.
The leak also showed a triple camera setup, a speaker grille next to the USB-C port, and an LED flash below the rear cameras.
OnePlus 8 Pro: Specs and features
According to a cryptic tweet from tipster Max J., the OnePlus 8 Pro’s display will have a 120Hz refresh rate. Up until now, OnePlus smartphones since the OnePlus 7 Pro had 90Hz refresh rates.
Be a “pro”. pic.twitter.com/h4UwnOXn8H
— Max J. (@Samsung_News_) November 7, 2019
We haven’t heard much else to substantiate Max J.’s claims, though 120Hz panels are becoming increasingly common among gaming smartphones. We could see a battery increase to help power the display, but we haven’t heard much about the OnePlus 8 Pro’s specs.
That’s all we know about the OnePlus 8 Pro so far. Let us know in the comments below if we missed anything or what you’re looking forward to the most from OnePlus’ next smartphone!
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