OnePlus 8 series design teased by CEO Pete Lau ahead of launch

Oneplus 8 Design Sketch
Oneplus 8 Design Sketch (Image credit: OnePlus)

What you need to know

  • OnePlus today teased the design of the upcoming OnePlus 8 series.
  • The OnePlus 8 series phones use fifth-generation matte-frosted glass on the back.
  • OnePlus has also released a short teaser video that shows off the new Glacial Green color option.

Numerous official renders of the upcoming OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones surfaced online recently, giving us a clear look at their design from nearly every angle. Ahead of the company's virtual launch event next week, CEO Pete Lau today shed some more light on the design of the OnePlus 8 series in a post on the OnePlus' official forum (opens in new tab).

Lau revealed in his post that the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro phones use fifth-generation matte-frosted glass, which he claims will "astonish and impress anyone who touches it." The fifth-generation frosted glass has a higher degree of haze, which results in a smoother texture compared to previous OnePlus phones. Additionally, Lau says the OnePlus 8 series phones have a thinner profile and a lighter weight, making them more comfortable to hold in the hand.

Along with these details, OnePlus has also released a teaser video that shows the new Glacial Green color variant that the OnePlus 8 series will be available in. According to Lau, more than 100 combinations of color, texture, and haze were tested before the color variant was finalized.

Apart from Glacial Green, the vanilla OnePlus 8 is expected to be offered in Onyx Black and Interstellar Glow color variants. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on the other hand, will be available in Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Ultramarine Blue colors. According to a recent leak, the OnePlus 8 will start at €719, while the highest-end OnePlus 8 Pro will cost as much as €1019.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Soooo it looks the same as the 7 pro? Cool
  • Horrible time to be releasing a 1000 flagship phone.
  • I'm pretty sure that OnePlus will remain my main Android phone but I think iPhone will become my daily driver because of how long Apple support their phones for along with the better app experience and having been away from Apple got over 2 years I feel it's the right time to go back and as a visually impaired person, I think Apple will serve me better than Android can and are the only smartphone OEM that can truly justify their high prices, because as much as I'm enjoying my OnePlus 7T, and my next Android phone will a OnePlus phone, I just don't feel OnePlus can justify their high prices if the rumours about the 8 series being the most expensive OnePlus phones date are to be believed.