The OnePlus 8 Pro will be coming with 30W fast-charging technology, 120 Hertz refresh rate, bigger batteries, better cameras, snapdragon 865 chips and more
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Now the Huawei P40 series is operating its own OS, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have stepped up as one of Samsung Galaxy S20 series' main Android rivals. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are both sporting a state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and screens with a buttery-smooth 120Hz refresh rate, creating a user experience every bit as good as its contemporaries.
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However, OnePlus might have an ace up its sleeve. This week, OnePlus announced its 30W wireless charging solution, aptly named OnePlus Warp Charge, will be able to get a phone from 0 to 50% capacity in just 30 minutes.
These speeds are higher than anything we've yet seen on a consumer phone – for example, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series tops out at 15W. It's said to use "a series of isolated charging pumps" and a customised chip to deliver one of the most powerful wireless charging solutions in the industry.
The released impressing of the charging station shows an upright phone dock at a 45-degree angle. Check out the design in full below:
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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau reveals the technology has been in development for the last three years, and will finally launch alongside the OnePlus 8 series, set to make their debut Tuesday, April 14.
Lau says: “We design our products to solve the problems our users face. New technologies are only implemented after they’ve been thoroughly tested and meet our standards for a top-quality user experience.
"After three years of extensive R&D, we are excited to finally bring one of the world’s fastest wireless charging technologies to our users.”
It certainly looks and sounds impressive, but we have some questions. Will the OnePlus 8 Pro come bundled with this super-fast wireless charger, or will it be a separate purchase? It's also said to only be available on the Ultra-premium Pro, which raises questions as to whether the standard OnePlus 8 will have wireless charging at all. We'll know for sure next week.
OnePlus 8 starting key specs
Display: is 6.50-inch AMOLED 120Hz
Processor Qualcomm snapdragon 865
Front Camera Yes
Rear Camera: 48-megapixel + 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM: Starts from 6GB
Storage: starts from 128GB