Everything you need to know about the OnePlus 8 series in the UAE

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As the launch of the OnePlus 8 wraps up, we get confirmations on a lot of what we already knew about the devices. Before we jump in, let’s get the spec sheet out of the way.

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Specifications

OnePlus 8 ProOnePlus 8
NetworkUpto 5GUpto 5G
Display6.78″ QHD+ AMOLED (513ppi), 120Hz, HDR10+6.55″ FHD+ AMOLED (402ppi), 90Hz, HDR10+
Weight199gm180gm
SIMDual SIMDual SIM
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 865Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 650
RAM8GB/12GB8GB/12GB
Storage128GB/256GB128GB/256GB
Main Camera48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/1.43″, 1.12µm, omnidirectional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1/1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), PDAF
48 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Colour Sensor
Video4K upto 60fps4K upto 60fps
Selfie Camera16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm
Battery4510mAh4300mAh
ChargingWired/Wireless 30WWired 30W
Reverse Wireless ChargingYesNo
ColorsGlacial Green, Ultramarine Blue, Onyx BlackOnyx Black, Glacial Green, Interstellar Glow, Polar Silver
The OnePlus 8 comes in this very interesting new Interstellar Glow variant

So what’s new?

Processing power

OnePlus devices have been strikingly smooth devices to use and this year should be the same. The OnePlus 8 series comes with the Snapdragon 865, 8 or 12GB of RAM, 128 or 256GB of storage and OnePlus’ highly customizable Oxygen OS.

Camera

This year the OnePlus 8 Pro sees a major jump with a new quad camera setup. There’s the main 48MP wide IMX689, the ultra-wide 48MP (highest on any smartphone) IMX586, a 8MP telephoto camera with 3X hybrid zoom and 30x digital zoom and a colour filter camera. The last of the lot is meant to give users easier access to artistic capabilities and colour filters while shooting images. The video on the 8 Pro is stabilized with OIS as well as EIS.

The OnePlus 8 comes with at triple camera setup with a 48MP wide sensor, 16MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro sensor.

Display

One of the most discussed features in today’s presentation was the display on the OnePlus 8 Pro. The display comes in at 6.78″, has QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate with a 240Hz Touch Sampling rate. The display peaks at 1300 nits and comes with 10-bit colours, meaning you get 1 billion colours on the 8 Pro display. OnePlus also claims the devices one with extreme colour accuracy to the point where it looks almost like it does in real life, thanks to their JNCD (Just Noticable Colour Difference) score of approximately 0.4.

Charging

The OnePlus 8 Pro is also the company’s first device to come with 30W wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging.

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Pricing and Availability

Pricing for the UAE is now confirmed and the devices are available for pre-order on Amazon.ae. The OnePlus 8 Series will be available on May 20th 2020.

OnePlus 8 (AED)OnePlus 8 Pro (AED)
8GB/128GB23993099
12GB/256GB25993299