OnePlus 8 Pro: Specs and Features
The OnePlus 8 Pro boasts the same design and internals as the standard OnePlus 8 but with substantial upgrades across the board – be it the display, cameras, or charging. It adds a number of firsts to the Chinese giant’s flagship phone and fans are just going to love it.
120Hz QHD+ AMOLED Display
OnePlus 8 Pro sports a slightly taller 6.78-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. This is an upgrade over the 90Hz 2K+ panel that we saw on the OnePlus 7 Pro. This new panel also supports 3168 x 1440 pixel resolution, JNCD ~ 0.4, 513ppi, HDR10+ playback, 40% less blue light, and a lot more. I would also like to point out that you will be able to experience the 120Hz refresh rate at QHD+ resolution – unlike the Galaxy S20 series, which caps this setting.
OnePlus dubbed this QHD+ panel as the highest-specced display in the universe during the online event.
The company has also baked a dedicated MEMC chip inside the OnePlus 8 Pro. This will enable the device to upscale 24fps content to 120fps to offer a far more immersive experience. It helps video content look less choppy by inserting additional frames into a video file.
OnePlus 8 Pro includes a quad-camera camera setup, the same as its predecessor but you will notice some minor differences here. You get a primary 48MP (f/1.78) Sony IMX689 sensor that recently made its debut on the Oppo Find X2. It’s paired with an ultra-wide-angle 48MP (f/2.2) Sony IMX586 sensor with a 120-degree FOV, an 8MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens with 3x hybrid zoom and 30x digital zoom, and a unique color filter camera. The color filter camera, as OnePlus says, will enable you to capture filtered photos.
The telephoto lens, as you can see above, sits beside the main vertical camera setup. It includes a dual-LED flash and laser autofocus in tow as well. As for stabilization, both the primary and telephoto cameras are optically stabilized (include OIS) to make it possible for users to capture some stunning videos.
OnePlus 8 Pro is the first OnePlus phone to officially boast an IP certification rating.
OnePlus always touted that its phones can withstand some water splashes and dust at previous launch events. It didn’t get IP certification to keep the prices of its phones in check. However, this changes with the OnePlus 8 series. OnePlus 8 Pro boasts an IP68 rating, which means it can withstand dust or stand, and submersion in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
OnePlus 8 Pro is the first OnePlus phone to feature wireless charging support.
Yeah, you must already know this. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed wireless charging support a couple of days prior to launch. OnePlus 8 Pro comes equipped with a 4,510 mAh battery that can not only be charged with the Warp Charge 30T wired charger but also with the Warp Charge 30 wireless charger. This means you can juice up this huge battery from 0% to 100% in around 70 minutes via either wired or wireless charging, which is great.
OnePlus 8 Pro supports wireless charging at 30W if it wasn’t immediately clear. It’s one of the fastest wireless charging speeds on a smartphone. You also get support for reverse wireless charging, which means you can charge your TWS earbuds, smartwatches, and even other phones by placing them on the rear of the device.
OnePlus 8 Pro will be available in three attractive colorways — Glacier Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue.