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The OnePlus 8 Pro is the latest flagship beast smartphone

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After a lot of rumours on the OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone, finally OnePlus has unveil the OnePlus 8 Pro. As the the title says, this is the flagship beast smartphone which you should consider buying. Just one day before OnePlus unveils this flagship smartphone, our famous tech youtuber, Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) has shared a glimpse of the OnePlus 8 Pro. Now, we are going to share you what makes this smartphone a flagship beast.

A smartphone with a magnificent display

First of all, the OnePlus 8 Pro features a 6.78″ QHD+ magnificent display with a screen resolution of 3168 x 1440 pixels. With the OnePlus 8 Pro Fluid Engine, it ensures the onscreen content flow seamlessly. The best part of the OnePlus 8 Pro is now it has a 120Hz of screen refresh rate. This means you are going to enjoy super-smooth scrolling and swiping contents with the OnePlus 8 Pro.

It also has the in-display fingerprint scanner which allows you to unlock the OnePlus 8 Pro within a second. Not to forget finally, OnePlus has managed to design the OnePlus 8 Pro with the IP68 rating. This can protect the OnePlus 8 Pro from sudden water splashes at least. This is the first smartphone from OnePlus to have the IP68 rating.

A great 48MP camera smartphone

Next, let see what does the OnePlus 8 Pro packs for the cameras. OnePlus is living up to its name by having a quad-camera setup for the OnePlus 8 Pro. It has the 48MP main camera, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle camera, an 8MP hybrid zoom camera with 30x optical zoom and a 5MP colour filter camera. This is the first time, OnePlus has pack four cameras in its smartphone. With the colour filter camera, when you shoot your videos you are going to see such vibrant colours.

Additionally, OnePlus has also developed a few camera software features such as the Smart Pet Capture. If you own a pet then probably, you are most likely will be using this feature to capture great photos of your pets. Using the software algorithm, the AI can detect whether you are capturing photos of your pet and it will auto adjust the camera settings for you.

In the previous, OnePlus 7 Pro, there is a pop-up selfie camera which pops up only when you switch to the selfie camera. However, in the OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus is finally ditching the pop-up selfie camera and replace it with the punch-hole camera similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 series smartphones. With the 16MP front selfie camera, you are going to enjoy capturing tons of selfies with software added features.

A smartphone can switch between 5G and non-5G networks

Keeping this beast powered is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor. This is the latest powerful mobile processor from the Qualcomm. It supports 5G where it can switch seamlessly between 5G and non-5G networks. The OnePlus 8 Pro also now supports the latest WiFi 6 technology. With this technology, you can transfer your files within the network at a lightning speed.

Besides the powerful processor, keeping the lights on daily is the 4510mAh battery which comes with the Warp Charge 30T power brick. With the latest Warp Charge 30T adapter, the OnePlus can charge from 0% to 50% within 23-minutes. Apart from that, it also supports the Warp Charge 30W wireless charging. Do note this is not the Qi wireless charging technology.

This is the proprietary wireless charging technology which only supports the wireless charging adapter from OnePlus. OnePlus promises that you can charge the OnePlus 8 Pro for 30-minutes to get 50% of battery from 1%. With the built-in charging coil inside the OnePlus 8 Pro, if you placed the OnePlus 8 Pro with supported Qi wireless charging adapter, it will only supports 5W. This means if you are buying the OnePlus 8 Pro, then you should also buy the Warp Charge 30 wireless charging adapter together.

Pricing and Availability

The OnePlus 8 Pro arrives in three different colours which are Onyx Black, Glacial Green and Ultramarine Blue. Obviously, our pick is the Ultramarine Blue which has the matte feel and it can avoid having ugly fingerprints on the back. The OnePlus 8 Pro also supports the latest Android 10 operating system. But this is layered on top of the OnePlus own OxygenOS.

For the pricing wise, this killer beast comes in two models. The based model which has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at $899 (RM3,894). Whereas, the highest model which comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage is priced at $999 (RM4,327). As we mentioned previously, if you are planning to get the OnePlus 8 Pro, is better to purchase the Warp Charge 30 Wireless adapter too which is priced at $66.45 (RM287).

Currently, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be available for sale in North America starting 29th April 2020. However, we are not sure yet whether the OnePlus 8 Pro will arrive to Malaysia shores anytime soon. Well, if you are at TechmonQuay then you surely will get updated once OnePlus mention the release date for the Malaysian market.

Raaj Lokanathan
Raaj Lokanathan
A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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