When OnePlus launched its first phone, OnePlus One, in 2014, it was a very impressive product for that time. The original “flagship killer” has not only managed to stand out in one of the best years ever for Android smartphones, but also branded the company’s “Never Settle” philosophy in the minds of its users; He reminded people that they don’t have to settle for less quality for the sake of price.
OnePlus was known for making certain concessions on its original phones. For example, the OnePlus One didn’t have the expandable storage or Quick Charge 2 support offered by phones like HTC One M8 and Xiaomi Mi Note at the time. Later, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X missed NFC when Android Pay (now Google Pay) began to become mainstream in the U.S.
By 2020, OnePlus found itself in a completely different market. Hong Kong-based smartphone maker started to compete with Samsung and Apple phones. Take, for example, OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro. The devices were among the best phones of the past year, but lacked the flagship-level features expected such as water resistance and wireless charging. The cameras of the device were not equivalent to what Google, Samsung and Huawei offer. Also, the problems caused by the Android 10 version also appeared on the phone.
Rumors about OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro:
The Hong Kong-based company is preparing to announce the OnePlus 8 series on April 15 this year. As such, it remains unclear whether users will encounter a problem in the latest models. According to rumors, new devices may eventually come with an IP rating and wireless charging. It is said that getting IP certification is expensive and its cost will be reflected to the users. Meanwhile, it is stated that the wireless charging and cameras in the devices have been significantly improved.
Allegedly, the OnePlus 8 Pro will have a 6.65-inch AMOLED display, and the refresh rate will be 120 Hz. The device that will benefit from Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 on the processor side will use Adreno 650 on the GPU side. On the back of the phone there will be four camera ToF sensors. The device, which will have a 4.500 mAh battery, will support 10 V 5 A ultra fast charging, and the device will also feature a 30 W wireless fast charging feature.