OnePlus announced on Twitter that it will be launching the smartphone in an online event. Its upcoming smartphones OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be launched on April 14 through online-only keynote event. The livestream will start on OnePlus official website and YouTube channel at 8.30 PM IST.
The OnePlus 8 will feature three cameras on the back – 48 MP, 16 MP and 2 MP. On the front, the device gets 16 MP camera in a punch-hole cutout. The smartphone gets 6.55-inch 1080p+ Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. OnePlus 8 will come with a 4,300mAh battery and 30W fast charging support. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 processor paired with 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.
OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to be launched with a 6.78-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz high refresh rate. The device gets a four-camera setup on the back. One 48 MP Sony IMX689, second 48 MP Sony IMX586 for an ultra-wide 120-degree field of view, 8MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, and another 5MP colour filter camera. On the front, the device gets 16MP camera inside a punch-hole cutout. The smartphone will be powered by the same processor as the OnePlus 8. The Pro edition will come with 4,510mAh battery, 30W fast charging, and might feature wireless reverse charging.
OnePlus Cofounder and CEO, Pete Lau wrote on Twitter, “Soon we’ll bring you the products we’ve worked so hard to develop. I know many of you are looking forward to the coming OnePlus launch. This is something more than 2,000 people at OnePlus have been working on for over a year, so naturally, we want to share it with everyone.” The company had already pushed back the launch date three times due to concerns over Coronavirus outbreak.
Gadget makers around the world are making sure that the coronavirus outbreak does not spoil the upcoming product launch. Many tech brands have already cancelled their on-ground events. Most of them have chosen to go online to make announcements. The outbreak has also brought manufacturing to halt.