As COVID-19 lockdown in India continues OnePlus stopped sort of launching the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in India. However, the company has revealed the pricing of both the smartphones alongside confirming that the formal launch of the devices will take place sometime in May when the lockdown ends.
The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were introduced last week in the United States. However, for the Indian market, the company has surprisingly introduced an additional variant of the vanilla OnePlus 8 with the 6GB RAM+128GB storage configuration which is priced at INR41,999.
It is important to note that the pricing of both the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in India is lower than the ones in the US throughout the lineup. Apart from the base 6GB RAM variant, the OnePlus 8 is offered in two other variants such as the 8GB RAM+128GB storage and 12GB+256GB storage priced at INR44,999 and INR49,999, respectively. On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro is priced at INR54,999 and INR59,999 for the 8GB RAM+128GB storage and 12GB RAM+256GB storage models, respectively.
Although the exact date for the sale is not set yet, the smartphones will be sold via Amazon India, OnePlus India’s official website, as well as offline stores. The OnePlus 8 6GB RAM variant is, however, exclusive to Amazon India.
Both the smartphones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, have a glass back and glass front design with a steel frame. Both flaunt Fluid AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are underpinned by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G compatibility, up to 12GB LPDDRX4 RAM, and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 internal storage. Both the devices also have NFC support, USB Type-3 port, Warp Charge 30T, and a 16MP punch-hole selfie camera with full HD+ video recording capability.
Interestingly, OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are the maiden smartphones from the OnePlus to have IP68 certification for the dust and water resistance. Both boot Android 10 with OxygenOS 10 laid on top.
As for the differences, let’s begin with the display. While both have Fluid AMOLED display the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with QHD+ (1440x3168p) resolution and 531ppi pixel density compared to FHD+ (1080x2440p) resolution and 402ppi pixel density of the regular OnePlus 8. Also, the OnePlus 8 Pro is equipped with 120Hz refresh rates versus OnePlus 8’s 90Hz refresh rates.
Coming to the camera on the rear, the OnePlus 8 Pro mounts an 48MP (wide)+8MP (telephoto)+48MP (ultra-wide)+5MP (depth) quad camera array as against the 48MP (wide)+16MP (ultra-wide)+2MP (macro) triple camera array on the OnePlus 8.
For deriving fuel, the OnePlus 8 Pro is stacked with a 4,510mAh battery while the OnePlus 8 makes use of a smaller 4,300mAh battery. Both the phones have Warp Charge 30T support. However, being the Pro model, the OnePlus 8 Pro additionally has 30W wireless charging as well as 3W reverse wireless charging support.