OnePlus CEO hints that forthcoming OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro 5G Android Smartphones will be available to users for less than Rs.75000.00 or $1000
One of the most popular Android smartphones in India among mid to high-end users OnePlus is all set to come out with its new avatar named OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The new range from OnePlus in the 8 series is going to be 5G compatible and will be available in May 2020.
According to news reports OnePlus will unveil its OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with 5G connectivity on 14 April 2020. While social media is rife with the news of leaks, specifications, and images, we are bringing you the pricing details, suggesting the possible design, chipset, battery, and camera features. Some of these details have recently been confirmed by OnePlus as well.
The all-new 5G ready OnePlus 8 will be available in a range of $800(Rs.60,000.00) all the way to Rs.75,000.00 ($1000) for the top-end OnePlus 8 pro. This was confirmed by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau while speaking to reporters. Both the smartphones would be most expensive Android smartphones from OnePlus stable to date owing to “prices across the supply chain, from raw materials to 5G chips, are all rising generally in the industry,” according to Lau.
OnePlus 8 5G and OnePlus 8 Pro 5G specifications :
Nowadays all smartphone makers feature more or less same colors and specifications forcing OnePlus to go for a new color-coding to entice its fan followers with a new purplish-red gradient called Interstellar Glow. Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus Pro will come in flagship Insterllar Glow but will also be available in Glacier Green and Onyx Black color variants.
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will also have a punch-hole display that sits in the top left corner of the display. By all accounts, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will feature a triple rear camera setup housed in a verticle camera module. Most OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro leaks show a LED Flash placed just below the camera setup for cameras. The three-camera setup will comprise of 64 MP + 20 MP + 12 MP cameras.
The top-end Rs,75,000.00 ($1000) OnePlus 8 Pro will feature a 6.65 inch AMOLED display that has a 120-Hz refresh rate. The5G ready device will also come in a black variant. OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will not have any physical fingerprint sensor and will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, just like its predecessors.
The high end $1000 (Rs.75,000.00) OnePlus 8 Pro will be powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset and run on 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be water and dustproof and have an IP68 rating for the first time.
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will feature the top end specifications and are priced accordingly. For some OnePlus fans, the Rs.75,000.00 ($1,000) price tag may seem too steep but considering this is OnePlus’ first 5G offering for the World and India, it may seem worthwhile. However, the 5G rollout in India remains unknown due to Government policies, Huawei drama and Corona Virus pandemic.
Readers should note that The OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro were made available above Rs 50,000.000. However, once the 5G technology is rolled out the next-generation 5G smartphones could likely become much cheaper as had happened after the 4G rollout. OnePlus is known for its marketing techniques and creating hype around its new launches. With OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, it has tied up with Deutsche Telekom, the German telecom operator to offer an OnePlus 8 Blind Box sale, where buyers will be handed a ‘blind box’ containing one of the two devices. OnePlus hopes to gain some momentum with this kind of gimmick in a very unstable economic environment. India is likely to see such a kind of marketing gimmick in the month of April 2020.