The OnePlus 8 Series announcement is right around the corner. The company has been slowly dropping teasers and hints here and there, but they’re finally set to reveal it all soon. Also, thanks to Business Insider, we also know numerous other details about this set of phones.
Full Reveal On April 14, 2020
OnePlus recently tweeted a video that showed us a glimpse of what we can only assume is the OnePlus 8 Pro. They also informed via the tweet that the full reveal is coming on April 14, 2020. As a prelude to that reveal, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau sat down with Business Insider for an exclusive interview. He revealed a number of interesting tidbits about their upcoming flagships.
The biggest aspect of these new devices that he emphasized was that they would all have 5G. He also went on to say that the OnePlus 8 Series smartphones would not exceed a price tag of $1000. We still don’t know the specifics, but the lowest-end device of the OnePlus 8 Series could be the cheapest 5G smartphone on the market.
Cheapest 5G Smartphone On The Market?
There aren’t many 5G devices on the market right now. The Galaxy S20 is Samsung’s cheapest offering in that department at $999. LG undercut that price with their offering, though. Their V60 5G comes in at around $900 depending on which carrier you sign a contract with.
So, for OnePlus to come in with the cheapest 5G device on the market, they’d have to bring it in at less than that. As of right now, the only 5G device that OnePlus offers is the 7T Pro McLaren Edition. It also comes in at $899 in the US, similar to the LG V60 5G.
The OnePlus 7T, their lowest-end 7T Series device, costs $599. While OnePlus is likely to bump up the prices on every level of their devices, they still have a lot of room to make the cheapest 5G device.
Beyond that, we know that the OnePlus 8 Pro is poised to have an incredible display. DisplayMate gave its screen an A+ rating, their highest. Pete Lau further elaborated on it, claiming that the 8 Pro has broken 13 of DisplayMate’s records. We already know that it’s going to run at a buttery smooth 120 Hz.
It’s also going to run on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 and feature LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. When we get the full details at OnePlus’ event, the whole package is sure to be a doozy.