OnePlus has launched the two devices of the 8 series, namely – OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. If we are to go by the spec-sheet, both of them look like stellar devices and that too at a reasonable cost. The OnePlus 8 price starts at US$699 and is already available in the US. And according to OnePlus Nepal, they are launching the Oneplus 8 as soon as the lockdown is over.
OnePlus 8 Overview
Since its inception in 2013, OnePlus has come a long way. It first launched the OnePlus One with the tagline of the flagship killer. And it was rightly so – flagship-level specs at a lower cost. The company’s stock has continued to rise. However, there are many competitors in the market that have tried to uproot the company’s status. Moreover, the price of the OnePlus 7 Pro also cast some doubts over the OnePlus’ status as a flagship killer.
Nonetheless, it has been able to hold its own till now and continues to be a brand that many people prefer. Now, with the launch of its OnePlus 8 series, it seems that the customer base will grow even further.
Display & Camera
The standard OnePlus 8 is labeled as more of a “compact flagship” device. Barring a few things, it shares a lot of its specs with the OnePlus 8 Pro. Let’s start with the display. The OnePlus 8 sports a smaller 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.
Furthermore, it will share the “first device from OnePlus to feature a punch-hole cutout to house the front camera” title alongside the OnePlus 8 Pro. Oh, and not to forget, the refresh rate on this one will be of 90Hz only as compared to the superior 120Hz of that of the Pro variant.
Moving on, the camera setup on the back is a triple-camera array. lt has a 48MP Sony IMX586 as the primary lens of the setup. It will be further complemented by a 16MP ultra-wide lens with 116-degree FOV and a 2MP dedicated macro lens. Upfront, the selfie camera is the 16MP Sony IMX471 shooter, similar to that of the OnePlus 8 Pro. And as mentioned above, it is housed inside the punch-hole cutout.
Performance & Battery
Under the hood, the OnePlus 8 uses the Snapdragon 865 SoC to do all the processing. The RAM options available are of 8GB and 12GB LPDDR4X. Now, the Pro version has a 12GB RAM variant with SD 865 under the hood as well. Thus, it will be interesting to see how both these devices compare in terms of speed and performance.
Power-wise, the device packs in a huge 4300mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 30T. Sadly, however, it does not support wireless charging, nor does it have an IP68 rating. Color options for the OnePlus 8 include Onyx Black, Glacial Green and Interstellar Glow. Now, this new Interstellar Glow is a sort of a reflective material that gives out different shades based on the angle of view. However, this does remind me of the Aura Glow option of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
Currently, Oneplus has only revealed the launch date of the devices in Europe and the US, which will be April 21 and April 29 respectively. As far as the price is concerned, the cost of the 8GB/128GB variant is $699 and the 12GB/256GB variant is priced at $799.[Update: Oneplus India has revealed the price of Oneplus 8 in India and it’s cheaper than the US and another European region. The base variant of the Oneplus 8 costs INR. 42,000 only]
OnePlus 8 Specifications:
- Display: 6.55″ Fluid AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels), 90Hz refresh rate and 3D Corning Gorilla Glass
- Rear Camera: Triple, 48 MP Sony IMX586 primary lens with f/1.78 aperture, OIS & EIS + 16 MP Ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture + 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture
- Front Camera: 16MP Sony IMX471 with f/2.0 aperture, EIS & fixed focus
- Processor: Octa-core 7 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- GPU: Adreno 650
- RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR4X
- Storage: 128GB/ 256GB UFS 3.0 with Turbo Write and HPB
- Battery: 4300 mAh, supports Wrap Charge 3oT (5V/6V)
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow
OnePlus 8 Price in Nepal, Availability [Expected]
According to Olizstore, the expected price of Oneplus 8 in Nepal for the 8/128GB variant will be around Rs. 85,000. The higher 12/256GB will have a price below Rs. 100,000.
|Variant||Price in Nepal (Expected)||Availability|
|OnePlus 8 (8/128GB)||Rs. 85,000||June 2020|
|OnePlus 8 (12/256GB)||Rs. 100,000||June 2020|
As for its availability, we should see it around the tail end of June. However, that will still depend upon the pandemic situation. So, stick with us to find out the official release date and price.