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The OnePlus 8 Pro's flagship components get officially detailed

The upcoming OnePlus flagship gets an official hardware deep dive. (Image Source: OnePlus)
The upcoming OnePlus flagship gets an official hardware deep dive. (Image Source: OnePlus)
OnePlus has offered a deep dive into the flagship SoC, RAM, and storage subsystems that will be powering the upcoming 5G OnePlus lineup. Although the company hasn't officially listed the SKUs, we do know that these specs pertain to the OnePlus 8 Pro and to a large extent, the OnePlus 8.

OnePlus is all set to unveil its 5G lineup of smartphones on April 14. While we have been hearing a lot about the purported specs of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, the company has now official detailed some important aspects of the hardware including the SoC, RAM, and storage even though it did not specify the actual SKUs themselves.

The first deep dive is about the SoC, which in this case is the Snapdragon 865 5G unsurprisingly. OnePlus says that the Snapdragon 865 improves energy efficiency by 25% while being 25% faster in both CPU and GPU performance. A 16% reduction in power consumption while shooting videos, 40% increase in video noise pixel processing power, and a 35% better power efficiency with the Hexagon 698 DSP are indicated. 

OnePlus also confirmed that it will be using LPDDR5 RAM in this generation. However, from what we've known so far, LPDDR5 will only be used in the OnePlus 8 Pro in 8 and 12 GB options while the OnePlus 8 will make do with LPDDR4X. The company says LPDDR5 can offers a transfer rate of 6,400 Mbps at a 51.2 GB/s bandwidth all while offering a 45% lower power consumption. 

Finally, UFS 3.0 storage is confirmed with read and write speeds up to 1,700 MB/s. OnePlus says it has added Turbo Write and Host Performance Booster (HPB) technologies to further improve performance. Turbo Write essentially reserves part of the ROM as a high-speed read/write cache while HPB enhances random reads after extended use.

In 2016, OnePlus dedicated an entire team called Fast, Smooth, Efficient (FSE) for software optimizations to make the best use of available hardware. This year too, the FSE team is expected to deliver various optimizations to Oxygen OS to get the best out of such flagship hardware.

Here's a brief overview of the specs of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro that we know so far:

Model OnePlus 8 OnePlus 8 Pro
Display 6.55-inch AMOLED FHD+ 90 Hz 6.78-inch AMOLED QHD+ 120 Hz
RAM 8 GB or 12 GB LPDDR4X 8 GB or 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.0 128 GB or 256 GB UFS 3.0
SoC Snapdragon 865 5G Snapdragon 865 5G
Colors Black, Glow, and Green Black, Blue, and Green
Battery 4,300 mAh 4,510 mAh
Front-facing camera 16 MP 16 MP
Rear cameras 48 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP Sony IMX 689 48 MP + 48 MP + 8 MP + 5MP
Fast charging 30 W Warp Charging 30 W Warp Charging; 30 W wireless charging; 3 W reverse wireless charging
IP Rating None IP68


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-03-31 (Update: 2020-03-31)