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OnePlus 8 Series launch on April 14: Here is everything that we know about the flagship smartphone series

We have gone ahead and created a rough timeline for everything that we know regarding the upcoming flagship smartphone OnePlus 8 series. Let’s have a closer look.

  • Updated: April 9, 2020 5:52 PM IST
OnePlus 8 leaked press renders

China-based smartphone giant OnePlus is all set to launch its much-anticipated flagship smartphone series next week on April 14. As the launch date approaches, the company has shared some teasers regarding the OnePlus 8 series to generate hype. In addition, a number of things have already leaked out online including the design, color options, and possible specifications. OnePlus also confirmed that the series will come with 5G connectivity and a possible higher price tag. Beyond this, third party benchmark institutions such as DisplayMate have also shared some possible hints regarding the upcoming smartphone. Also Read - OnePlus is back with Crackables 2.0 puzzle game with $10,000 grand prize: Report

We have also published the long term reviews for the OnePlus 7T and the 7T Pro. This includes a closer look at how the OnePlus 7T series fares after six months of use. Beyond this, we have gone ahead and created a rough timeline for everything that we know regarding the upcoming flagship smartphone series. Let’s have a closer look and everything that we know about the OnePlus 8 series. Also Read - OnePlus 8 Pro to feature fast 30W wireless charging; check out how it works

Also Read - OnePlus 8 Series wireless charging dock, screen protector, and transparent bumper case leak

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16:50 PM IST 8 Apr

That’s it for everything that we know regarding OnePlus 8 Series on April 8, 2020. We will continue to add new information as it surfaces on the internet.

16:43 PM IST 8 Apr

During the most recent development, the company announced that it is bringing back its puzzle game as Crackables 2.0. OnePlus will likely kick off the game after the launch of its OnePlus 8 Series.

16:41 PM IST 8 Apr

A new report surfaced online recently revealing that OnePlus is planning to hold “online pop-up events“. Around the same time, official renders for the OnePlus wireless charging dock, screen protector, and transparent number case surfaced online. Hours later, Pete Lau shared details about the charging dock.

16:35 PM IST 8 Apr

More real-world images of the OnePlus 8 lineup leak showcasing the smartphone series in better quality.

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16:34 PM IST 8 Apr

We received additional information about the upcoming OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z earphones.

16:33 PM IST 8 Apr

OnePlus 8 Pro made another appearance on Geekbench with 12GB RAM on April 5, 2020.

16:32 PM IST 8 Apr

16:31 PM IST 8 Apr

OnePlus 8 Series also broke about 13 records on the DisplayMate benchmark.

16:29 PM IST 8 Apr

We also saw initial renders and color options for the upcoming OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z. OnePlus also confirmed that the smartphone series will not cross the $1,000 mark with the inclusion of 5G support.

16:28 PM IST 8 Apr

As April rolled out, more information regarding the upcoming smartphone series leaked on the internet. This includes all the official cases along with new color option.

16:26 PM IST 8 Apr

16:26 PM IST 8 Apr

More information surfaced around the same time hinting that OnePlus 8 Lite could launch as the OnePlus Z at a later date. OnePlus also confirmed several key features of the OnePlus 8 Series.

16:23 PM IST 8 Apr

The company also shared the official launch date for the OnePlus 8 Series on the same day. Taking a closer look, OnePlus India confirmed that the flagship smartphone will land in the market on April 14.

OnePlus 8 Series launch date announcement

16:21 PM IST 8 Apr

Just hours later, new color variants for the OnePlus 8 leaked on the internet.

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16:20 PM IST 8 Apr

OenPlus also confirmed that it will bring Always-on Display feature. However, we are not sure if the feature will come with the OnePlus 8 series.

16:18 PM IST 8 Apr

Other leaks revealed more information about the display of the upcoming flagship smartphone series.

16:17 PM IST 8 Apr

As we closed towards the end of March, we saw leaked real-world images fo OnePlus 8 Pro, renders, official-looking press renders and more. 

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16:12 PM IST 8 Apr

The company also kick-started its community-based “The Lab” program. This program allows forum members to get early access to the OnePlus 8 Series.

16:06 PM IST 8 Apr

Around the same time, the company launched its new logo and refined branding.

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16:04 PM IST 8 Apr

On March 18, the company hinted at the launch of the OnePlus 8 series along with additional products as part of its statement regarding coronavirus.

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16:03 PM IST 8 Apr

Hours later, we saw a possible rumor that OnePlus 8 Series will launch on April 15.

16:02 PM IST 8 Apr

A new report also surfaced showcasing OnePlus brand ambassador Robert Downey Jr with the unreleased smartphone.

OnePlus 8 Pro Robert Downey Jr

16:01 PM IST 8 Apr

Towards the middle of March, we spotted OnePlus 8 Pro and 8 with 5G connectivity on the Chinese certification website TENAA.

15:59 PM IST 8 Apr

Just days later, Pete Lau confirmed that the smartphone series will come with 5G connectivity.

15:58 PM IST 8 Apr

A new report about the OnePlus 8 Lite surfaced at the same time hinting at MediaTek processor, possible launch date and more.

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15:56 PM IST 8 Apr

As we enter March, reports hinted that the smartphone series will launch in the middle of April.

15:55 PM IST 8 Apr

The company also announced a competition that involved the use of robots and 5G.

15:53 PM IST 8 Apr

As the month continued, we spotted OnePlus 8 on Geekbench with 8GB RAM. At the same time, a new report hinted at the IP68 rating for the OnePlus 8 Pro. We also saw what appears to be a real-world image of the OnePlus 8 Pro with the quad camera and a mystery sensor in February.

15:50 PM IST 8 Apr

We also saw a report claiming to feature all the specifications for the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and 8 Lite.

15:48 PM IST 8 Apr

As we entered February, a new report surfaced online claiming OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro listing on Amazon India.

15:46 PM IST 8 Apr

In addition, the company also joined the Wireless Power Consortium to make things as clear as possible.

15:45 PM IST 8 Apr

It’s around the same time we saw first report hinting at wireless charging with OnePlus 8 Series.

15:18 PM IST 8 Apr

Hours later, OnePlus 8 received BIS certification for an eventual India launch.

15:11 PM IST 8 Apr

Around the same time, the company also launched its 120Hz display panel at an event in China. The company also shared more information about the technology.

15:09 PM IST 8 Apr

15:08 PM IST 8 Apr

Just days after the prototype leak, OnePlus 8 Pro made its first appearance on Geekbench.

15:04 PM IST 8 Apr

Shortly after, initial renders and prototype for the OnePlus 8 Lite leaked online.

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15:03 PM IST 8 Apr

Immediately after the first set of rumors hit the internet, most supposed details started cropping up in mid-December.

14:52 PM IST 8 Apr

These rumors followed initial information surrounding the launch of OnePlus 8 Lite. It is also worth noting that the device is likely to not launch with the regular 8 series.

OnePlus 8 Lite main

14:48 PM IST 8 Apr

As November 2019 neared, rumored real-world images of the OnePlus 8 surfaced online.

14:26 PM IST 8 Apr

This was followed with official renders for the OnePlus 8 and some rough timeline regarding the launch.

14:23 PM IST 8 Apr

First up, things started surfacing online back in October 2019 with leaked renders for the OnePlus 8 Pro. These renders have been on point ever since.

OnePlus 8 Pro Render

14:21 PM IST 8 Apr

OnePlus 8 Series launch on April 14: Live updates

Hello everyone, welcome to the OnePlus 8 Series launch timeline. Here, we will talk about everything that has leaked online including the official company teasers. Let’s get started.

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  • Published Date: April 8, 2020 2:32 PM IST
  • Updated Date: April 9, 2020 5:52 PM IST


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