OnePlus India launch highlights: OnePlus 8 priced at $699, 8 Pro to cost $899; Bullets Wireless Z, Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger unveiled
Both phones will come in 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB storage variants.
OnePlus began the first online-only event on Tuesday. The Chinese smartphone company said they are increasing their investment in developing premium, 5G-era devices.
Founder and CEO Pete Lau said that the company plans to stay heavily-invested in the technology. He also wished the fans to stay safe in such challenging times.
The OnePlus 8 also made a grand appearance 30 minutes into the live launch. With a 6.55-inch screen and 180 grams in weight, the device is light, curvy and thin.
Meet the #OnePlus8. https://t.co/bJY4McRfX6— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586878134000
In addition to Onyx Black and Glacial Green, the OnePlus 8 will be available in Interstellar Glow. It will come in two storage variants - 8GB + 128GB at $699 and 12GB + 256GB at $799.
In addition to Onyx Black and Glacial Green, the #OnePlus8 also comes in Interstellar Glow. https://t.co/U77q5bojXO— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586878374000
OnePlus 8 Pro was one of the first devices to be launch at the event. It comes with 120 Hz QHD+ AMOLED Display, and silky-smooth, matte-frosted touch and increased haze levels. The device comes in three colour variants - Ultramarine Blue, Onyx Black and Glacier Green. It will come in two storage variants - 8GB + 128GB at $899 and 12GB + 256GB at $999.
The #OnePlus8Pro comes in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Ultramarine Blue. https://t.co/jkKxTb7saL— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586877132000
OnePlus 8 comes equipped with:
Snapdragon 865Up to 256 GB UFS 3.0 with Turbo Write and HPBUSB 3.1WiFi 64,300mAhWarp Charge 30TDual Stereo Sp… https://t.co/b85hJmeuNv— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586878683000
The device also sports the first-ever quad-camera setup on a OnePlus phone. The company intentionally went for the punch-hole camera display to make the device feel lighter.
The #OnePlus8 combines an incredible display, powerful hardware, and burdenless software for a smooth user experien… https://t.co/EDMlPjm8PD— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) 1586878424000
OnePlus claims to not compromise on image quality of 8 Pro. The device has a 48 MP main camera with a custom-made Sony IMX586 sensor. The 48 MP ultra-wide lens comes with a full 120-degree field of view. A telephoto lens with 3X lossless and 30X digital zoom and a unique colour filter camera.
Unlike most other ultra-wides, the #OnePlus8Pro doesn’t compromise on image quality. We’ve used the flagship-level… https://t.co/Mc1Vwr2dJM— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) 1586877675000
The other features the new device includes are listed in the tweet below:
Snapdragon 865120 HzUp to 12GB LPDDR5 RAMUFS 3.0 WiFi 6Dual Stereo Speakers with Dolby AtmosHaptic Vibration… https://t.co/bg58XQtroZ— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586877742000
The smartphone-maker officially their launched Warp Charge 30 Wireless which charges 60 per cent in 30 minutes.
And how does Warp Charge 30 Wireless stack up against the rest? Let's take a look. https://t.co/fvyCOuxGP8— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586877905000
The lightweight OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z were aso launched at the event, and come in four colour options - black, blue, mint and oat. The company also claims 10 hours of listening with just 10 minutes of charge.
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z are super lightweight and offer incredibly low latency. And they look awesome. The c… https://t.co/yAe2uawlcw— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586879198000
The entire world is together in these times of uncertainty, and OnePlus proved it with an adorable video. Minutes before OnePlus 8 series online-only launch on Tuesday, the tech company took to Twitter to share a video of its employees from Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad, among other cities, working tirelessly to successfully bring you their upcoming lineup. "Under unprecedented circumstances, we've worked together across continents to bring the #OnePlus8Series to you," the tweet read.
Under unprecedented circumstances, we've worked together across continents to bring the #OnePlus8Series to you. No… https://t.co/Y4NF1iE1LK— OnePlus (@oneplus) 1586873150000
In the last few weeks, Founder Pete Lau has been sharing teasers, several features and specifications of the new phones. He confirmed that the new devices will support 5G connectivity, super-fast Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger, and come with 120 Hz Fluid Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC chipset and LPDDR5 RAM.
If we're going to do something, we're going to do it right.https://t.co/9l49r9P5CK— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) 1586272306000
The 44-year-old CEO also revealed that the new phones will be available in a new colour variant - Glacial Green — after having tested over 100 combinations of colour, material, finishing (CMF). "A quality design and finish is striking at first sight, and truly admired if able to stand the test of time under different lighting and perspectives," he wrote in another tweet.
For the OnePlus 8 series, we tested over 100 combinations of CMF (color, material, finishing), but when I saw this,… https://t.co/mbOm3Vi4WR— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) 1586449638000
Talking about the ultra-wide camera feature, the top boss shared four images of a skyline clicked with OnePlus 8 Pro, and three other flagship devices from other brands.
Ultra wide that can get ultra close.One side here was taken with a OnePlus 8 Pro, the other with another flagship… https://t.co/ISuJX557ba— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) 1586359451000