The OnePlus 7 Pro is a great phone and the company is likely going to announce a slightly better OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro later this year. Two phones you’ll absolutely want to consider. All of them will be great devices.
However, if the current lineup of fancy phones with pop-up cameras fail to catch your attention, or they aren’t a big enough of an upgrade for you, you should seriously think about waiting for next year’s flagship OnePlus 8 release.
OnePlus 8 Rumors
While the company hasn’t confirmed the OnePlus 8, or even the OnePlus 7T for that matter, we all know it’s coming. OnePlus continues to make huge strides with each upgrade, and every phone is far and away much better than the previous generation. We’re expecting a very big upgrade next year.
First off, we’re already seeing signs of an all-new design for the back of this phone. The company will likely debut the OnePlus 7T in October to test the new design, then improve it with three or even four rear cameras with the OnePlus 8.
Similar to Apple, Google and Huawei, OnePlus could put a big circle or square on the back of the OnePlus 8 to house some all-new camera sensors. While they deliver some of the best phones around, the camera is still a weak spot.
Then, we’re all assuming OnePlus will stick to its popular pop-up camera, but there’s a chance they could use next-gen technology with the OnePlus 8 and put the front camera under the screen. Not like Samsung, who cuts a small hole in the display, but literally put it under the screen. OnePlus’ parent company Oppo is working on exactly that. Cameras that hide under the screen but still work when you need them to.
Of course, we can also expect a brand new faster processor, likely the Snapdragon 865, and other improvements. In fact, we’re confident in saying the OnePlus 8 could be better than the Galaxy S11 in 2020. Simply because the current OnePlus 7 Pro already has several features the competition lacks. Like a higher 90 Hz display, a bezel-free design with the pop-up camera, and blazing fast performance.
We’re still several months away from pinpointing any features or seeing leaks, and the phone likely won’t debut until April. If OnePlus can continue to improve everything like it has over the last few years, the OnePlus 8 might be the phone to buy in 2020. Here are the best reasons to wait for the OnePlus 8, and why you might want to skip waiting and buy something today.
Wait For An Even Better Screen
Honestly, we’re not really sure what OnePlus has planned for the OnePlus 8, mainly because they could take the screen several different directions.
Its current phones are already better than most of the competition, so they may not need to push the envelope and offer an under-display camera or anything too crazy. Instead, there’s a good chance they’ll stick to the pop-up selfie camera and simply make the screen even better.
We’re talking about increasing the screen from 90 Hz to 120 Hz, making it one of the fastest refresh rates on any high-end flagship phone. We’ve seen this from a few other brands, and it makes sense for the company.
Neither Samsung or Apple offer 90 Hz displays, at least not yet. They could in 2020, like Samsung’s Galaxy S11, so OnePlus jumping to 120 Hz would be a smart move.
Either way, the screen will somehow be better. Maybe part of that is an under-display front-facing camera so they can ditch the popup, a new and improved under-display fingerprint scanner, 120 Hz, or something else entirely. A OnePlus patent even hints at a pop-up display (not just a camera) which would truly be unique, but that’s a stretch.