The OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro launch is confirmed on 14th April 2020. While both the devices will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 processor inside, they differ in other features that may make the OnePlus 8 cheaper than the Pro version. However, there are some features common in both the versions.
Common in OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro
- OnePlus 8 series smartphones will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 processor
- Both the displays will have minimal bezels and punch hole camera
- 16 MP front facing camera
- 128 or 256 storage options
- 8GB or 12GB RAM options
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Both will have 5G
- Powered by Android 10 OxygenOS
- 30-watt warp charging
What’s not common between OnePlus 8 and the Pro version is the rear camera setup, the display features and the battery. The OnePlus 8 Pro version will have a display with 120 Hz refresh rate and quad camera setup, the non-pro version will have a display with 90 Hz refresh rate and triple camera setup. Both the devices will have 16mp front camera though. The battery capacity does differ but both the devices will have 30-watt warp charging and only Pro version will have wireless 30-watt warp charging.
Who should buy OnePlus 8 Pro
If you are a hard core gamer, YouTuber, and involved in mobile photography extensively, you may opt for OnePlus 8 Pro. The reason is obvious, the quad camera setup and 120 Hz refresh rate! If you are a fan of OnePlus, you can just choose OnePlus 8 and save a lot of money. Both the versions will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 processor to keep the performance level intact.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 SoC
Both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 processor. This means the OnePlus 8 series smartphones will be capable of stunning photographs and videos, no matter how many camera setups are there. The Snapdragon 856 has capabilities such as Dolby Vision Video capture, 8K video recording and 64mp photographs.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 promises an advanced 5G platform. With this processor in it, the OnePlus 8, will no doubt, be the best 5G smartphone in the market.
The launch is on 14th April 2020, the OnePlus may have shipped few smartphones to expert reviewers to seek unbiased reviews. We shall discuss that too when the launch happens and the reviews are out at a later date.