OnePlus 8 is the expected name for OnePlus’ next flagship smartphone series. Just like the OnePlus 7T, it’s expected the OnePlus 8 will come in multiple models that vary in design and features. It’s anticipated the Chinese firm will release the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but it also wouldn’t be completely unfamiliar for it to surprise fans with a souped-up McLaren Edition, too.
It seems the 8 Pro could have a huge advantage over its presumably cheaper brother. Famous leaker Max J. recently took to Twitter and posted an image showing “120Hz” in bold lettering – he accompanied the tweet with a caption that read “be a ‘pro’”.
The tipster later clarified he was talking about a OnePlus device, suggesting the firm’s next “Pro” phone will boast a 120Hz screen.
As a quick reminder, the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro all come with 90Hz screens. The panels in question help to deliver a much smoother experience than the 60Hz displays on most contemporary smartphones like the iPhone 11, Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30 Pro.
If the OnePlus 8 Pro does indeed boast a 120Hz screen, it would join a very exclusive club of smartphones that feature such a panel.
At the moment only a very small number of handsets such as the Razer Phone 2 and Asus ROG Phone 2 come with a 120Hz display.
At least one entry in Apple’s next batch of iPhones has also been tipped to come with a 120Hz screen, but with a release not expected until September, the OnePlus 8 Pro would surely beat it to delivering the smoother experience.
Apple’s certainly no stranger to high refresh rate screens. Back in 2017 the firm introduced a new iPad Pro with ProMotion technology that allowed its display to dynamically adjust its refresh rate up to 120Hz.
If OnePlus follows its typical release schedule, its next smartphones will be unveiled during the first half of next year.
Refresh rate aside, we’ve already been given a detailed glimpse of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro’s purported design courtesy of renowned leakster OnLeaks collaborating with CashKaro and 91Mobiles respectively.
If the renders for each are accurate, it seems both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will come with an all-screen design and a hole-punch cutout for a single front-facing camera within the display.
OnePlus made a big song and dance about its pop-up selfie camera with the introduction of the OnePlus 7 Pro. This was pitched as a way to deliver a notch-less all-screen phone. It’s currently unclear why the Chinese firm would leverage a cutout this time around.
The biggest difference between the 8 and 8 Pro was shown to surround each’s rear camera system. The standard OnePlus 8 was displayed toting a triple camera system while the 8 Pro featured an additional time-of-flight (ToF) sensor on its rear.
Of course, Express.co.uk will update you with more OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro leaks as they surface.