April 15th, 2020
Popular Chinese smart phone OEMs such as Huawei, Xiaomi and OPPO have introduced fast wireless charging technologies. However, OnePlus has not yet introduced the wireless charging function on its smartphones. After the launch of OnePlus 7T in September, the CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau, said the wireless charging function is lost because it is not as fast as its Warp Charge speed (cable charging). In addition, the company was working to solve the heating problems associated with its wireless charging technology. It is rumored that the Chinese firm can present this feature in the next OnePlus 8 series. A filter shared a cryptic image on Twitter that suggests that such a function may reach the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The tweet shows a phone (probably OnePlus 8)placed on a wireless charging platform and carries the text "charge like a pro". The image is for rendering purposes only and not the actual OnePlus 8 Pro placed on a wireless charging bed. The Chinese firm has been working on the wireless charging function for a few years and it seems that the technology could finally be ready to reach the OnePlus 8 Pro.
Specifications of OnePlus 8 Pro (rumored)
It is rumored that OnePlus 8 Pro is equipped with a 6.65-inch fluid screen. The CAD renderings of the smartphone have revealed that it will sport a curved AMOLED screen with a hole in its upper left corner. According to reports, the phone supports a 120Hz refresh rate along with a quad HD + resolution. A recently filtered practical photo of the OnePlus 8 Pro revealed that it will have an option to switch between the 60Hz, 90Hz and 120Hz refresh rate without changing the resolution.
The Snapdragon 865 mobile platform is expected to power the OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 phones. OnePlus 8 could arrive in variants such as 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The smartphone is expected to house a quad camera configuration on its back.
The OnePlus 8 Lite can feature a 32-megapixel front camera. The rear camera configuration can include a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main lens, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a ToF sensor. It could house a 4,500 mAh battery that can arrive with an improved version of Warp Charge technology.
Previous reports have claimed that the OnePlus 8 line will include three devices such as OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Lite.