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OnePlus 8 series is rumoured to debut in late March or April this year, a few weeks earlier than OnePlus' typical release cycle. OnePlus is tipped to shake things up a little bit this year by launching three phones – OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, and OnePlus 8 Lite – all of which have appeared in concept-based renders so far. Now, the OnePlus 8 Pro has allegedly appeared for the first time in a live photo. Interestingly, the phone that has posed for the camera has an uncanny resemblance to the leaked OnePlus 8 Pro renders and design schematics we have seen so far.
The alleged OnePlus 8 Pro hands-on photo was spotted on Discord first and later shared on Twitter. The phone is seen wrapped in the protective, translucent sleeve found inside a new retail unit. Even though the colour of the alleged OnePlus 8 Pro's rear panel is not visible, one can still clearly the silhouette of the camera module and the rest of the hardware.
The alleged OnePlus 8 Pro image clearly shows a quad rear camera setup accompanied by an LED flash. Three of the lenses are stacked vertically in a pill-shaped module that creates a small bump, below which sits the LED flash. The fourth camera lens sits above what rumours says is a laser autofocus module. The aesthetics we see in the leaked image are almost identical to the alleged OnePlus 8 Pro design diagrams that surfaced back in November 2019, and the leak-based renders that popped up a month prior to that.
OnePlus 8 Pro is said to come with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The upcoming OnePlus phone will reportedly be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with a minimum of 8GB RAM, and it might go all the way up to 16GB. Other rumoured specifications of the phone include a 6.5-inch curved AMOLED display with a hole-punch and 120Hz refresh rate, and a 4,500mAh battery with support for 50W wired fast charging.
OnePlus 8 leaks look exciting but when will the phones launch in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.