OnePlus confirms a few more specs of the OnePlus 8 series


We may have to wait until April 14th to officially meet the OnePlus 8 series, but OnePlus is helping to pass the time until then by spilling some of the specs of its upcoming devices.

The OnePlus 8 series will include Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 processor, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed today. “The industry-leading Snapdragon 865 mobile platform improves over what was an already powerful SoC, offering a 25% increase in CPU performance, a 25% rise in GPU rendering times, while being 25% more energy efficient,” Lau said.

Also included in the new phones will be LPDDR5 RAM. This is the first time OnePlus is using LPDDR5 RAM, which offers a 45% lower power consumption compared to the previous generation.

The storage inside the OnePlus 8 phones will be of the UFS 3.0 variety, which offers read and write speeds to around 1,700MB/s. OnePlus is also adding some of its own special sauce to the UFS 3.0 storage, like Turbo Write which uses the upper section of the ROM storage as a high-speed read/write interval.

Another custom OnePlus feature is called Host Performance Booster (HPB). OnePlus touts that this can help improve the random read performance of the UFS 3.0 storage after extended use.

Finally, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that there will be a Pro model of the OnePlus 8. In his forum post announcing these hardware features, Lau uses a phone signature that reveals that the post was sent “via OnePlus 8 Pro”.

The new features revealed by OnePlus today reaffirm that the OnePlus 8 series will be flagship-tier phones. We already know that the entire OnePlus 8 lineup will include 5G support, and OnePlus has also said that it plans to show a 120Hz display at its event, though that feature may be limited to the OnePlus 8 Pro while the OnePlus 8 gets a 90Hz screen.

There are still lots of OnePlus 8 series specs that haven’t been confirmed by OnePlus, like cameras and battery sizes. But with two more weeks to go before the official announcement, OnePlus could reveal more info on those features to help keep its flagships in the front of our minds.

Based on what we’ve heard about them so far, are you interested in the new OnePlus 8 phones?

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  • Christian Flores

    I seriously can’t wait!

  • I wonder how this will stack up against the LG V60, really good value at $799, the Oneplus about the same price these days

    • none

      OnePlus 8 Pro will likely have more internal storage, more RAM, faster storage(UFS 3.0 vs 2.1), high resolution QHD+ display, better camera, faster charging, and unlocked 5G

      • Yes but likely smaller battery, no headphone jack, no dual screen, I think worse camera (paper specs and software totally different), 5G is a wash because it depends what the carrier is supporting as part of their network short-term … the LG does come with a 25 watt charger in the box and qualcomm quick charging 4.0, wonder if oneplus will throw the 45 watt in

      • Philly Jim

        The Note 20 will be the first phone to feature UFC 3.1

  • David E

    i am not looking forward to the curve glass but i do need Dual sim,so I hope T-Mobile supports it this time around!

  • Iphart

    This phone better be $199 or less.
    Can’t imagine anybody dropping $500-$700 or more on a cell phone these days.
    iPhone 9 coming out 4/15 is supposed to be $399.

    • Kevin Walker

      Your weed must be laced if you think this phone will be less than $200

    • Timbo1

      Lay off the booze and weed while in isolation! There is zero chance any of these phones will be $199 or less. iPhone 9 will suck! No 5G, subpar specs, screen resolution gonna suck, battery crappy, but good for Apple to release a cheap phone to go with the cheap specs and not overprice it more than they already have.

  • riverhorse

    On the one hand, OnePlus has done a magnificent job combining top specs, innovation, good pricing & independent Dev support.
    On the other hand, it’s out of Communist China: so the company must have the obligatory military & government functionaries embedded. By law, it’s not only under Party oversight, but any and all IP is at the disposal of the State for any national and military purpose necessary. And of course, the Party has doctrine & stated goals of world domination thru among other things, discrete international warfare methods.

    But, as opposed to brands like ZTE & Huawei, I’ve yet to see any accusation or even negative criticism of OnePlus.

    Do any of y’all have any security concerns, what am i overlooking?

    • Timbo1