“The rumoured OnePlus 8 could be the brand’s first smartphone with wireless charging support”
OnePlus may launch its next-gen flagship, the OnePlus 8 series, with wireless charging support. This rumour has been doing the rounds for quite some time and now, renowned tipster Max J of AllAboutSamsung.de has said on Twitter has revealed that the OnePlus 8 series would come with wireless charging. The feature can be put to good use to OnePlus’ glass-sandwich design, which has been there just for the look until now. If so, the lineup could be the first from the brand to support wireless charging. The OnePlus 8 series has been rumoured to launch in Q2 2020. It remains to be seen if just one or both OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will debut with wireless charging? It is unlikely to make its way to the rumoured Lite model.
OnePlus seems to have finally developed a wireless charging tech that is as fast as its wired charging. This was the reason wireless charging was not included with OnePlus 7T last year. The brand had said that at the time that “it is facing heating issues while testing wireless charging at 30W at the moment.” OnePlus’ sister brand OPPO, meanwhile, launched its own super-fast 30W wireless charging technology. It’s similar to OnePlus 30W Warp wired charging.
OnePlus 8 series specifications
The OnePlus 8 series will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G connectivity. The lineup is rumoured to come with a punch-hole display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, succeeding 90Hz from its predecessor. The phonemaker is expected to ship the handsets with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage space.
As for the optics, the OnePlus 8 Pro could house a 32MP selfie snapper and quad cameras setup at the back consisting of a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a ToF sensor. Software-wise, the phone will most likely boot Android 10-based OxygenOS 10 out of the box.
In addition to this, OnePlus is also rumoured to be working on OnePlus 8 Lite smartphone. The handset will be the most affordable offering in the lineup, which is tipped to include OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro as well. The OnePlus 8 Lite specifications could include a 6.4-inch or 6.5-inch flat OLED display with a centre-aligned punch-hole cutout, Type-C port and measuring 159.2 x 74 x 8.6mm. OnePlus 8 Lite could come with last year’s Snapdragon 855 or 855 Plus SoC without 5G.