OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro specifications: 120Hz AMOLED panel, 30W wireless charging, IP68 water resistance

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are now official, and they're packing a lot of exciting new features. The OnePlus 8 Pro in particular has a host of new upgrades, including 30W wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, and a 120Hz AMOLED panel at QHD+ resolution.

The caveat here is that all the exciting new features are limited to the OnePlus 8 Pro. The regular OnePlus 8 is instead an upgraded variant of the OnePlus 7T: you get a 90Hz panel with upgraded internals, 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM as standard. The phone has the same 48MP camera at the back, but comes with a larger 4300mAh battery.

There's no wireless charging or IP68 dust and water resistance on the regular unlocked version of the OnePlus 8. That said, you will find a few carrier models of the device that offer an IP68 rating, but if you want wireless charging, you'll have to pick up the OnePlus 8 Pro. Here's the full breakdown of the hardware on offer:

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Header Cell - Column 0 OnePlus 8OnePlus 8 Pro
Operating systemAndroid 10
OxygenOS 10
Android 10
OxygenOS 10
Display6.55-inch 90Hz Fluid AMOLED
2400x1080 (20:9)
Gorilla Glass 6
6.7-inch 120Hz Fluid AMOLED
3168x1440 (19.8:9)
3D Gorilla Glass
ChipsetSnapdragon 865
1 x 2.84GHz A77
3 x 2.42GHz A77
4 x 1.80GHz A55
Snapdragon 865
1 x 2.84GHz A77
3 x 2.42GHz A77
4 x 1.80GHz A55
Storage128GB/256GB UFS3.0128GB/256GB UFS3.0
MicroSD slotNoNo
Rear camera 148MP, 0.8um
f/1.75, OIS
4K at 60fps
48MP, 1.12um
f/1.78, OIS
4K at 60fps
Rear camera 22MP, 1.75um
f/2.4, macro lens
8MP, 1.0um
f/2.4, OIS, telephoto
3x hybrid zoom
Rear camera 316MP, 1.0um
f/2.2, ultra-wide lens
116° FoV
f/2.2, wide-angle, 119° FoV
Rear camera 4No5MP Color Filter
Front camera16MP, f/2.4
1080p video, fixed focus
16MP, f/2.4
1080p video, fixed focus
Connectivity5G Sub-6, SA and NSA
Wi-Fi 6 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
5G Sub-6, SA and NSA
Wi-Fi 6 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1
Stereo speakers
Stereo speakers
ChargingUSB-C 3.1
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
USB-C 3.1
Warp Charge 30T (5V/6A)
Warp Charge 30 Wireless (20V/1.5A)
Water resistanceIP68 (some models)IP68
SecurityIn-display fingerprint (optical)In-display fingerprint (optical)
Dimensions160.2 x 72.9 x 8.0mm
165.3 x 74.3 x 8.5mm
ColorsOnyx Black, Glacial Green, Ultramarine BlueOnyx Black, Glacial Green, Ultramarine Blue

Both models in the OnePlus 8 series offer 5G connectivity, but they won't work on all networks. The unlocked models are limited to Sub-6 connectivity, so they will only work on T-Mobile and Sprint's 5G networks. Verizon, meanwhile, is selling a carrier model of the regular OnePlus 8 that has mmWave connectivity, but it isn't offering the OnePlus 8 Pro in the same configuration.

The OnePlus 8 starts off at $700, and the OnePlus 8 Pro is set to retail for $900. Interested in learning more? Hit up our detailed reviews for more on each device.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • No 5G on ATT since they don't allow such things for an unlocked non-branded device. That is unless your Apple.
  • Eh seems that isn't the case. Read down to the bottom
  • Think about the reason they omitted even talking about 5G on ATT. They named T-mobile and Verizon but crickets on big blue. If Att doesn't certify the device it can't roll on their 5G. They also are known to not be at all friendly to unlock devices accessing certain features like VOLTE, visual voicemail, wifi calling, and 5G.
  • I should be excited, but there is just something blah about this year's Android devices that leave me cold, despite all the specs.
  • Harish need your opinion mate... Is it worth to pay the extra cost for no 5G spectrum in India? Please do let me know and keep up the good work!
  • I believe the India models will be very different this time.
  • Thanks mate, nice to know! I think I am going to stay off the upgrade wagon this year. With Covid-19 and stuff I expect internals to get expensive etc. May look at the Note 20 or etc... Come year end.
  • No thanks! Hard pass on both models...
  • Looking at the specs, the only real advantage of the 7T (my phone) is the faster RAM and the option of 8GB or 12GB RAM in both models this time where as the 8GB or 12GB RAM options were only available with the 7 Pro and 7T Proe but other than that, the 7T and 7 Pro can still compete.