OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 8 Lite: Release Date, Price, Design & Rumors

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OnePlus 8 Series rumors

OnePlus is set to release OnePlus 8 series in upcoming months and undoubtedly, it is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2020. We still have some time before OnePlus 8 release date is announced and the internet is already full of rumors regarding OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Lite.

If you’re interested in the OnePlus 8 series, we’ve collated all the rumors in one place. These rumors including design, release date and price have been collected from different sources available on the internet.

OnePlus 8 Rumors

Let’s begin with OnePlus 8 and its related rumors.

OnePlus 8 Design

Key takeaways:

  • Punch-hole display
  • Single selfie camera
  • Triple rear camera
  • Glass back

There have been several leaks on the internet that have given out how OnePlus 8 will look like. If ongoing rumors are to be believed, OnePlus is parting ways with the pop-up camera and will introduce punch-hole display in OnePlus 8.

A leak that surfaced back in 2019 suggested that OnePlus 8 will have a single selfie camera whereas OnePlus 8 Pro could feature dual selfie camera.

Oneplus 8 rumors
Credit: TrueTech

On the rear side, OnePlus 8 could feature a triple camera setup as OnePlus 7T as shown in the sketches. OnePlus 8 design, if leaks are to be believed, is identical to OnePlus 7T Pro with a glass back.

OnePlus 8 Specs

Key takeaways:

  • Snapdragon 865
  • Up to 12GB RAM/256 GB storage
  • Triple rear camera (60MP+16Mp+13MP)
  • Single front camera (32MP)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 30W warp Charging
  • IP rating
OnePlus 8 Leaked Renders
Image: CashKro & OnLeaks

A leak posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo revealed almost all the specifications of the upcoming OnePlus 8 series smartphones. Going by it, OnePlus 8 is touted to feature a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

There is no doubt that OnePlus 8 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865. Another leak suggests that both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro could have 5G options. Also, we could see 12GB of RAM in OnePlus 8 according to the leaked document on Weibo.

OnePlus 8 leaked specs
Source: GizTop

As far as OnePlus 8 camera specs are concerned, there are several rumors in the air. If the OnePlus 8 series specs sheet posted on Weibo is to be believed, we could see a triple camera setup on OnePlus 8 having 60MP+16MP+13MP sensors on the rear. However, another leak suggests that OnePlus 8 will have a 48MP+16MP+12MP rear camera setup.

The front camera on OnePlus 8 will be 32MP as suggested by several leaks.

Another interesting set of rumors about OnePlus 8 suggests that we could finally see IP rating and wireless charging in OnePlus smartphones starting from OnePlus 8.

Either of OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro or both are touted to feature 50W charging but we’re not sure yet. It is possible that OnePlus 8 could land with 30W Warp charging whereas OnePlus 8 Pro could boast 50W fast charging.

OnePlus 8 Price

Key takeaways:

  • OnePlus 8 (6GB/128GB) – $600-$650

OnePlus 8 price is one of the most searched terms on the internet these days. There is no concrete information about OnePlus 8 series pricing but we are expecting OnePlus 8 to begin from $600-$650 considering the price of OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro.

OnePlus 8 Pro Rumors

Here is a list of OnePlus 8 Pro rumors about its design, specs, and pricing.

OnePlus 8 Pro Design

Key takeaways:

  • Punch-hole display
  • Single selfie camera
  • Quad rear camera
  • Glass back

OnePlus is the phone which will be launched to compete with flagship devices like the upcoming iPhone 12 and recently launched Samsung S20. According to leaks, OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to feature a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 1440×3140 (QHD+). Since OnePlus announced its 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display technology, it has almost been confirmed that OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 120Hz refresh rate display.

We could see OnePlus 8 Pro with punch-hole display housing the front camera on the top-left side. On the rear of OnePlus 8 Pro, leaks suggest that it could’ve quad-camera setup.

OnePlus 8 Pro Specs

Key takeaways:

  • Snapdragon 865
  • 120Hz AMOLED display
  • Up to 12GB RAM/256 GB storage
  • Quad rear camera including a 3D ToF sensor
  • Single front camera (32MP)
  • 4,500mAh battery with 50W warp Charging
  • IP rating

Considering OnePlus 8 Pro specs, one piece of information which is almost confirmed is that it will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset. After several leaks, it is easy to say that we could also see a 120Hz refresh rate display.

Another rumor floating around regarding OnePlus 8 Pro specs is that OnePlus is planning to introduce 5G with it and we could have a 5G version of OnePlus 8 Pro. It is difficult to deny it as the number of 5G smartphones is increasing and OnePlus could join the group soon.

OnePlus 8 Pro leaked specs
Source: GizTop

According to a certification listing by Indian standards department BIS (as spotted by Nashville Chatter Class), OnePlus 8 Pro will have 12GB RAM. The listing also revealed the single-core and multi-core Geekbench scores that correspond with the performance of Snapdragon 865.

The leaks also suggest that OnePlus 8 Pro could have 8GB and 12GB configurations with 128GB, 256GB storage options.

OnePlus 8 Pro camera is another hot topic amongst OnePlus fans. Rumors have indicated a quad-camera setup in OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus itself announced a couple of weeks ago that it will bring considerable improvements in its camera and videography. We could see three cameras vertically and a 3D ToF sensor adjacent to the triple camera setup.

Regarding battery and charging, according to a Twitter leakster Max J, OnePlus is set to introduce wireless charging in OnePlus 8 Pro. It makes sense too as the company has recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium.

Another interesting leak about OnePlus 8 Pro is water-resistant capability. The same leakster who posted about wireless charging also tweeted a photo of a smartphone that looks like OnePlus 8 Pro and has “water” written on it.

OnePlus 8 Pro Price

Key takeaways:

  • OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB/128GB) – $700-$750

OnePlus 8 Pro rumors have not indicated definite pricing for the smartphone but going by the trend we can expect OnePlus 8 Pro to fall in the price bracket of $700-$750 for 8GB/128GB variant.

OnePlus 8 Lite Rumors

One of the exciting additions of the OnePlus 8 series is OnePlus 8 Lite. OnePlus hasn’t launched a lite edition for long and therefore, OnePlus 8 Lite could be an exciting smartphone to watch out for in 2020.

After a series of leaks involving OnePlus 8 Lite, we’ve got almost all the specifications that we’ll see on the smartphone. Here is a roundup of OnePlus 8 Lite rumors:

OnePlus 8 Lite Design

OnePlus 8 Lite rumors

Key takeaways:

  • Punch-hole display with the selfie camera in the center
  • Triple rear camera setup
  • Single selfie camera
  • Glass back

Differentiating it from OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, the Lite edition of OnePlus 8 series will sport a punch-hole display with a selfie camera fitted in the center of the screen. On the rear, OnePlus 8 Lite could sport a triple camera setup and a protruding camera setup.

OnePlus 8 Lite Specs

Oneplus 8 Lite rumored specs

Key takeaways:

  • MediaTek Dimensity 1000
  • 90Hz AMOLED display
  • Up to 8GB RAM/256 GB storage
  • Triple rear camera setup
  • Single front camera (32MP)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 30W warp Charging
  • IP rating

Several rumors have indicated that OnePlus 8 Lite could be powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1000 processor (MediaTek MT6889) instead of a processor by Qualcomm. Also, being a budget variant, we could see a 90Hz display instead of 120Hz display.

OnePlus 8 Lite camera could be another differentiating factor as it could have a 48MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens.

Finally, OnePlus 8 Lite could have a 4,000mAH battery with 30W fast charging support. It is very unlikely that OnePlus will include wireless charging in the OnePlus 8 Lite but could see IP rating, probably IP53, which was offered by Google in Pixel 3.

OnePlus 8 Lite Price

  • OnePlus 8 Lite 6GB/128GB: $450-$475

A rumored specs sheet surfaced on Weibo revealed that OnePlus 8 Lite price could fall in the range of $450-$475. At this price point, OnePlus 8 Lite could prove to be a promising budget smartphone.

OnePlus 8 Release date

As per the product release cycle of OnePlus, we could see OnePlus 8 launch date falling in April or May. However, a recent tweet by Indian leakster Ishan Agarwal suggests that OnePlus could launch OnePlus 8 Lite early. We could see OnePlus 8 Series getting released in late March.

Nonetheless, the rumor market about the OnePlus 8 series is at its all-time peak and we could even get to see a few more leaks until OnePlus 8 is official.

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol Sachdeva

Anmol is a tech journalist who handles reportage of cybersecurity and Apple and OnePlus devices at Fossbytes. He's an ambivert who is striving hard to appease existential crisis by eating, writing, and scrolling through memes.

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