The OnePlus 8 was unveiled alongside the 8 Pro on 2020, April 14. These two phones are the company’s (first) flagship of the year 2020. Their prices are now available on the official website of OnePlus. OnePlus 8 comes with either 8GB or 12GB RAM. Its price starts from $699 to $799 depending on the version you go for. OnePlus 8 price in Kenya is expected to be around 74,723 shillings for the 8GB version. The 12 GB RAM version should cost around 85,269 Kenya shillings. With the 8 GB RAM one comes 128 GB UFS 3.0 storage while the 12GB RAM version has 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage.
OnePlus 8 specifications
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 with 5G
- Gorilla Glass build + aluminum frame
- High capacity 4300 mAh battery
- Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0
- Slim and Sleek Curved Design
- 12 GB RAM + 256 GB Storage
- 48 MP Triple camera system
- Powerful 5G performance
- IP68 dust/water resistant
- 90 Hz Fluid Display
- 6.55″ Fluid Display
- Wi-Fi 6
OnePlus 8 Features
OnePlus 8 comes in three colors options namely Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Interstellar Glow. The phone comes with either 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The former has 8 GB RAM and the latter 12GB of RAM. OnePlus 8 also boasts a 16 MP front-facing camera within the display (a hole-punch). Its fingerprint scanner is also underneath the 90 Hz 6.55 inch, HDR10+ Fluid Display it comes with. OnePlus 8 is powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865, which delivers up to 25%* faster performance than previous generations. With it comes Dual Mode 5G. This smartphone also comes with a high capacity 4300 mAh battery that charges to 50% in 22 min with 30W fast charging.
Display and Design
OnePlus 8 is designed to impress. While it shares the same design ethos with OnePlus 7T, there are subtle differences that make it feel modern and more refined. It has a familiar soft-touch glass back and an aluminum frame. The body is a bit less rounded, and the camera bump is more pronounced. At the bottom, you will find a USB-C port, speaker grill, and SIM card tray.
This phone does not support microSD cards. Dimension wise it measures 160.2 x 72.9 x 8 mm and weighs about 180 grams. IP68 dust/water resistance is only available for OnePlus 8 on Verizon and T-Mobile versions only. Global versions do not feature it. The 6.55-inch Fluid Display of OnePlus 8 has curved edges. It has a 90 Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10+. The resolution here is 1080 x 2400 pixels with a ~402 PPI density, 20:9 ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Hardware and Camera
Let’s put this as simply as we can. OnePlus 8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Now Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is best known for its range of general performance improvements to dedicated AI, photography, and gaming features. In addition to that, it also comes with fast, smooth, efficient and intuitive OxygenOS. OnePlus 8’s camera configuration sees it feature a 48MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 16MP front-facing shooter. The phone also has enhanced haptic vibration alongside its powerful dual stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos support).
Connectivity and Battery
OnePlus 8’s 4300 mAh battery should be sufficient in powering the phone up all day. The phone’s Warp Charge 30T charges it from 1% t0 50% in just 22 minutes. As for connectivity, the 8 does indeed Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, 3.1, Type-C 1.0 USB, NFC, and 5G.
More about this phone
- The 6.55″ Fluid Display flows seamlessly from one frame to the next, with a 90 Hz refresh rate that allows you to swipe, scroll, and navigate with ease.
- Transfer photos, videos, and files in a snap with UFS 3.0 file management system. An improved file system delivers 125%* faster write speeds than previous generations. [Source]
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