OnePlus is usually known for making things difficult for big smartphone companies by offering high-end spec phones at a reasonable price tag. However, things are about to change as the company is planning to join the big leagues with the new OnePlus 8 Pro. While they have released limited edition expensive phones in the first, this is the first time they are releasing their flagship phones at this price range. Continue reading to learn all more about this phone including the OnePlus 8 Pro South Africa price.
Samsung phones are usually popular for its vivid and bright AMOLED display but it looks like OnePlus is here to steal their thunder with its new OnePlus 8 Pro. It’s a big 6.78-inch display showing 3168 x 1440 pixels resolution, 513ppi of pixel density and achieves a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. Moreover, it’s also packing 120Hz refresh rate and capable of showing 1B colors making it one of the best phone displays out there if not the best. The phone is also IP68 rated for dust and water resistance which is a first for OnePlus phones. After the OnePlus 8 Pro release date South Africa, you can look for this phone in three different colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Ultramarine Blue.
Nowadays, most of the high-end phones are packing a triple or quad camera setup but the ultrawide sensor is not getting as much love as the telephoto or other lens. OnePlus took a different approach here and gave the ultrawide lens the same priority as the main one which leaves us with: a 48-megapixel 25mm wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 48-megapixel ultrawide 13mm sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. This might win over some ultrawide camera lovers but we will have to wait for the OnePlus 8 Pro release date South Africa to find out more about this camera. As for the front camera, it’s a 16-megapixel wide sensor with f/2.5 aperture. For those of you who are interested to get the best camera phone available at the moment, there is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. These are slightly more expensive compared to the OnePlus 8 Pro South Africa price.
Performance won’t be an issue as the OnePlus 8 Pro is packing the latest Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) octa-core processor paired with an optional 8/12GB of RAM. However, a big display with 120Hz refresh rate will need a big battery and that’s also not something we will have to worry about as this phone is powered by a big 4510mAh Li-Po battery. That’s not all as this phone can get to 50% charge in just 23 (30 minutes if you use fast wireless charging) according to the company which is surprising as wireless charging is usually not this fast. It’s also packing the 3W reverse wireless charging technology which we have seen in the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 series. Some of the other noteworthy features are: HDR10+, Android 10.0, OxygenOS 10.0, 128/256GB built-in storage with UFS 3.0, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, USB 3.1 and fingerprint sensor under the display. There is the upcoming Apple iPhone SE 2020 or the old Google Pixel 3a you can check out if you want a decent camera phone without spending too much money.
What makes the OnePlus 8 Pro a lot less appealing is its price tag. It’s not just another pocket-friendly phone from OnePlus and will cost you about R 12200 . As for the OnePlus 8 Pro release date South Africa, it can be found in stores sometimes after April 21.
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