Though OnePlus is making great sales of its new models, it still lacks some of the important premium features that users expect. With the latest rumors surfacing throughout the internet, the below features are expected to be added in OnePlus’s upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 8 series.
While Samsung and Apple dominate the world’s premium smartphone market, OnePlus from China sneaked in with competitive prices and startled everyone. Ever since its inception, it has grown gradually and is now the most loved premium smartphone of users worldwide.
OnePlus 8 Features & Specifications
Yet, features like below lack even in its premiums and special editions. And all these four ingredients are expected to be added to the OnePlus 8 series soon.
1.) Camera: ToF Lens
OnePlus seems satisfied with the triple rear setup. And that’s okay. Adding an extra lens without any functionality is of no use. OnePlus flagships now have ultra-wide angular, telephoto, primary sensors, but not a ToF sensor. A Time-of-Flight sensor is already embedded into most of the premiums and does some cool jobs. It’s useful for hand gestures recognitions, object scanning, and measuring distances. This additional lens is expected to be added in the camera department.
2.) Wireless Charging
This may seem stupid. As every premium phone enables its devices to charge wirelessly, OnePlus has restrained itself not to. It’s solely depended on its wired Warp Charge all these days, and now, at least for users, it would be implementing Wireless charging support in its upcoming model.
3.) Higher Screen Refresh Rate
The current flagship is already having and limited to a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen refresh rates are important when processing heavy graphics. Thus, smartphone gamers expect the high-end refresh rate possible as Xiaomi’s Black Shark II and Asus’s ROG Phone II, which is 120Hz.
4.) Punch Hole Displays
The display designs are evolving rapidly from general thick bezels to ugly notches and now to punch-holes. OnePlus’s latest offering is designed as a notch (OnePlus 7 and 7T) and Full View displays (OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro). The upcoming flagship is expected to be crafted in a punch-hole design, housing the front camera.
While all these are rumors, for now, they all have surfaced on Twitter and Weibo with enough proofs to assure them being added to the next flagship. Let’s hope so.
When Does OnePlus 8 Come Out?
Release date and price
The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are expected to arrive sometime in the first half of 2020, likely May. According to Pocket Lint