The very first software update for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro brings camera optimizations, fingerprint sensor enhancements, and a few new features. Unfortunately, however, the update doesn’t come with the latest April 2020 Android security patch.
The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are now official in China, and both devices cost considerably less than their U.S. equivalents. The base variant of the OnePlus 8 starts off at the equivalent of $565, with the Pro version retailing for $765.
It's hard to have a conversation about the OnePlus 8 without discussing price. OnePlus should have done all it could to keep the price down, and the easiest move would've been to use a Snapdragon 765 instead.
Ladies, we've been hunting for a compact phone that won't sacrifice performance while still fitting in the comically small pockets on our pants for years. No matter how OnePlus tries to pass the OnePlus 8 off as a compact phone, this ain't it, chief.
OnePlus has introduced two AR filters on Instagram that let you unbox the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro virtually. The company has also rolled out a contest to find the most creative unboxing using the AR filters to its fans in India.
The OnePlus 8 is just about to launch, but impatient retailers have listed the device already. The UK's John Lewis has the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro up for sale, revealing specs and pricing hours before its official unveiling.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has detailed the design philosophy of the upcoming OnePlus 8 series phones in a new post on the company's official forum. The company has also posted a teaser video showing off the new Glacial Green color variant.
Even though I write for Android Central, I still carry an iPhone around and use it on a daily basis. The time has come to phase that out, and I'm thinking the OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro is going to be the phone that fully pulls me out of Apple's walled garden.
The OnePlus 8 series is right around the corner, and thanks to leaked product pages from Europe, we finally have an idea of how much the new phones will cost. Spoiler alert, we're dealing with some steep price increases.
Obviously 2020 has not been the year anyone expected, but phones are still going to be released and old phones are going to break. Both of these mean that phones are going to be bought this year, but you should seriously re-evaluate the price range you shop in.