OnePlus 8 series launch event: Expected specs, price point and how to watch it live

NEW DELHI: With just few hours left to the much-awaited smartphone launch of this year, Chinese smartphone manufactureris all set to mesmerise tech enthusiasts with its online-only launch event today at 8:30 pm Indian Standard Time amidst the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The tech experts around the world have been speculating specs and prices of the upcoming 2020 OnePlus series. It is believed that OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and possibly a budget-friendly variant – OnePlus 8 Lite – is expected to launch.

In an official tweet, the premium smartphone company showed a slim form factor, the familiar alert slider, and curved edges in the new OnePlus series.

Last month, the smartphone-maker launched its new logo, which it will use on its upcoming 2020 OnePlus 8 series. Additionally, the company’s CEOalso confirmed that the upcoming series will support 5G-connectivity.

A 5G device created to do the unthinkable. #OnePlus8Series

— OnePlus (@oneplus)

Specifications:
The OnePlus 8 series devices are expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and Android 10 bits.

As per the recently spotted prototype of OnePlus 8 Pro, one could see a dual punch-hole display and a curved display just like its older sibling OnePlus 7 Pro.

In the back panel, the device was seen sporting a quad-camera setup. Three lenses were arranged in a vertical strip along with an LED flash, and the fourth camera was placed on the side. The experts believe that the quad-camera will have an ultra-wide angle shooter, a telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom support and a primary camera. The resolution of the camera is not known, it was understood that two of them will have 48-megapixel sensors.

Get ready to experience unmatched smoothness and clarity on the #OnePlus8Series Fluid Display.

— OnePlus (@oneplus)

The upcoming OnePlus 8 series will feature 120Hz Fluid display, faster LPDDR5 RAM, and may come with a hole-punch selfie camera.

The back panel, according to the images released by the smartphone company, will come with a gradient, matte finish. The OnePlus 8 Pro may also be dust-and waterproof, and sport a 4,510mAh battery.

A quality design and finish is striking at first sight, and truly admired if able to stand the test of time under d…

— Pete Lau (@PeteLau)

Expected price:
According to GadgetsNow, the price ofin India is expected to be at Rs 49,999 onwards in Onyx Black and Glacial Green colours, and theis likely to cost Rs 64,999 in Onyx Black, Ultramarine Blue and Glacial Green colour variants.

Add ons:
One of the OnePlus phones will support the Warp Charge 30 Wireless feature. The OnePlus 8 Pro is also expected to support 30W fast wired charging. According to the company, the charger claims to be charge the device from 1 per cent to 50 per cent in 30 minutes.

The wireless charging technology will be compatible with all Qi wireless chargers at 5W and 10W for phones that support the faster extended power profile (EPP) standard. It is unclear if the new Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger will come with OnePlus 8 Pro or sell separately.

For the OnePlus 8 series, we tested over 100 combinations of CMF (color, material, finishing), but when I saw this,…

— Pete Lau (@PeteLau)

How to watch it live:
You can stay tuned to ETPanache on Twitter or Facebook for the complete coverage of OnePlus 8 series online-only launch. However, if you wish to livestream the event, there are a few websites you can try.

This isn’t even my final form! #OnePlus8Series

— OnePlus (@oneplus)

The livestream will be available on the officialof OnePlus, and on theof OnePlus. You can also track its live updates onand.

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Phones Of The Year

2019 was a year of technology as a lot of companies showed optimism with their mind-blowing smartphones. In a race to win over their customers, various smartphone brands promised the ultimate smart experience with features like pop-up selfie camera, 20x zoom, 5G and foldable screens.

While the much-awaited devices like Apple 11 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, OnePlus 7T Pro were reviewed highly, disappointment came from the Google flagship when the company said Pixel 4 and 4 XL won’t launch in India.

Since smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, here’s a list of all the devices launched this year that deserve reconsideration.