Chinese electronics maker OnePlus announced Monday that the company will launch OnePlus 8-series smartphones at a global online event scheduled for April 14. The event will be broadcast live on the company’s official web portal and YouTube at 8:30 p.m. (IST). The announcement came amid an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus, which has disrupted the global supply chain and logistics industry, forcing many smartphone manufacturers to postpone their launches. products.
The OnePlus 8 series is expected to bring several upgrades, particularly in terms of imaging and connectivity. Rumors are that upcoming smartphones will be ready for 5G, and today’s announcement has finally confirmed that all smartphones in the OnePlus 8 series will indeed have 5G connectivity. Another feature that the ad highlighted was display. OnePlus will unveil a new screen offering an improved refresh rate of 120 Hz, a natural upgrade from last year’s screen of 90 Hz.
“With the OnePlus 8 series, we are delighted to present our most powerful and beautiful series of smartphones ever, combining ultra-fast 5G capabilities, specially designed high-refresh displays and a powerful performance configuration. unique from OnePlus. The OnePlus 8 series will provide a truly “hassle-free” experience for all of our users, who have come to expect only the best flagship smartphones from us, “said Pete Lau, founder and CEO of OnePlus.
In addition to 5G and the 120 Hz refresh rate screen, the OnePlus 8 series should also bring new optics for better imaging. However, the details are not yet clear on this. In addition, phones should also have a degree of protection against the ingress of water and dust. In retrospect, even with protection in place for resistance against splashing water and dust damage, OnePlus smartphones never got the IP rating. If future phones get an IP rating, it would be the first for OnePlus smartphones. Speaking of the first for OnePlus, chances are the OnePlus 8 series will also get a wireless charging function that has long been missing from OnePlus smartphones.