OnePus 8 series India launch date confirmed, Official announcement on 23rd March

OnePus 8 series India launch date confirmed, Official announcement on 23rd March
The OnePlus 8 series launch has been nearing and regarding this as per the recent news from Ishan Agarwal it confirms that, OnePlus 8 series will launch globally on 15th April. Also, the OnePlus 8 series launch date in India supposed to be launch on 14th April. Similarly, OnePlus will made an announcement regarding the OnePlus 8 series launch date from 24th March hopefully. However, OnePlus has postponded the OnePlus 8 series launch date because of Corona Virus impact. Since most of the components & manufacturing are takes place at China only. Also, the launch date will be official after the words from OnePlus.
Now regarding the OnePlus 8 series, already it creates so many buzz, news, leaks on OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro & also, OnePlus 8 lite model. It still not confirmed officially whether OnePlus 8 lite will launch along with OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro mobiles. 
Likewise, the upcoming OnePlus 8 series will feature with punch-hole design display for both OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro. The OnePlus 8 lite will comes with drop notch display as like OnePlus 7T model. Similarly, OnePlus recently unveiled the OnePlus Concept One, it comes with new features like disappearing rear cameras, Leather back case and ND8 filter option in Camera PRO mode. It also, still not confirmed by OnePlus whether anyone of the OnePlus Concept One feature will reflect on the OnePlus 8 series. 
Similarly, OnePlus recently shared a news that, 5G is ready. It shows that, the upcoming OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro would feature 5G connection with Snapdragon X55 modem & powered by Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor. 
OnePlus 8 Lite will launch as OnePlus Z series

OnePlus 8 Lite will launch as OnePlus Z series

OnePlus 8 series launch event just announced recently meanwhile, the OnePlus 8 lite first look renders are revealed earlier seems that OnePlus working on the midrange flagships which is expected to be priced around Rs. 20,000 price segment. Similarly, OnePlus launched the mid-range flagships in their earlier period with the launch of OnePlus X. After that, OnePlus launched only flagship devices with an increasing price range each year.  Now OnePlus again planned to bring the mid-range price segment mobiles like OnePlus X so for that OnePlus might bring up the new series and which is be likely, named as OnePlus Z.  
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According to Max Weinbach, the source referred as OnePlus Z hardware matches with the OnePlus 8 Lite render designs. Also, Ishan Agarwal indeed confirmed that the OnePlus Z series smartphone will be launched later this year and it could an OnePlus midrange price segment smartphone around Rs. 25,000. So, OnePlus 8 Lite can be launched as OnePlus Z and we can expect the same specs & features of OnePlus 8 Lite. 

OnePlus 8 Lite Specifications

The OnePlus 8 Lite roughly measures in 159.2*74*8.6mm dimension and the rear panel made of curved glass design in gradient blue color variant as per the renders. The display sport 6.4-inch to 6.5-inch approximately also, its possibly based on super AMOLED display but it has flat type not a curved display at sides. However, the rear panel doesn’t exists with physical fingerprint sensor so, the OnePlus 8 Lite equipped with In-Display fingerprint scanning. 

Also, the display has center cutout at display with punch-hole design to house selfie camera. Similarly, on the rear side, it has similar design of camera module alike Galaxy S11e, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 & Vivo V17. The camera module contains dual camera sensors and LED flash also, in addition TOF (Time of Flight) sensor included. Likewise, the camera specifications are unknown so far. 
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The OnePlus 8 Lite version also, not equipped with 3.5mm audio jack having USB type-C port, SIM slot & speaker grille on the bottom side. Likewise, on the left, volume rockers and opposite to that power buttton & Alert slider located and on the top secondary microphone placed. 
OnePlus 8 Pro Color Variants First Look & Design

OnePlus 8 Pro Color Variants First Look & Design

OnePlus 8 Pro official colors first look renders & marketing name got revealed. The OnePlus 8 Pro comes in three color variants as already said, its marketing name would be Ultramarine Blue, Glacial Green & Onyx Black colors. Like the OnePlus 8 Interstellar Glow color variant, OnePlus 8 Pro also, designed in one awesome color variant called Ultramarine Blue. The OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine blue color variant designed in deep blue color and it fully plain, not looks like OnePlus 8 Glow Gradient design. Overall, it’s neat & looks formal premium and the rest of the color variants are looking similar to OnePlus 8 with Glacial Green & Onyx Black colors.

OnePlus 8 Pro Ultramarine Blue Colors

OnePlus 8 Pro Onyx Black Colors

OnePlus 8 Pro Glacial Green Colors

The OnePus 8 series launching on 14th April it launches in two models OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro. Both OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 pro designed in three colors including the special color variants. Where the OnePlus 8 comes with Interstellar Glow & OnePlus 8 Pro designed in Ultramarine Blue color variants. The OnePlus 8 Pro feature with Quad HD+ display based on a super AMOLED panel with 120Hz of screen refresh rate. Also, the display is curved at the sides. Also, this time the OnePlus 8 Pro has supported with 30W fast Wireless Charging, 3W Reverse fast wireless charging & IP68 waterproofing feature. 
OnePlus 8 series launch date confirmed on 14th April – OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 series launch date confirmed on 14th April – OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 series launch date now officially announced by OnePlus. As I already insist by today noon through my social handles, it confirmed that, the OnePlus 8 series models OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro launching in India on 14th April at 8.30 PM IST. The OnePlus 8 series launch event live streaming will be on through online via oneplus.in/launch 
And it sale could be through Amazon India as usual. Similarly, the OnePlus 8 series official Amazon landing page now opens with Notify me option in Amazon application & website. The OnePlus 8 series comes with a tag line of #LeadwithSpeed
OnePlus hints OnePlus 8 series launch date announcement

OnePlus hints OnePlus 8 series launch date announcement

OnePlus 8 series launch date might be announced today from the brand, since the recent tweet from OnePlus on today morning hints that, the launch date of OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro will be going official by today evening. The OnePlus 8 series will as usual launch in two models, OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro and we have already seen more leaks, specs details & OnePlus 8 official first look on color variants. Yet we have to know the oneplus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro launch date & its price details. After the recent tweet from OnePlus, I hope the official launch date announcement will be on today in the evening time. Let’s see… 
As per the above tweet, OnePlus trying to announce something important announcement and it might be regarding the OnePlus 8 series. Also, to be noted that OnePlus started the poll on today at 12.00 PM and the Poll period is up to 24 hours. So, the OnePlus 8 series launch date will be goes official by today evening or in a couple of days. 
OnePlus 8 Pro Camera Specs & Features: 48MP Sony IMX689 + 48MP Sony IMX586, 3x Optical Zoom

OnePlus 8 Pro Camera Specs & Features: 48MP Sony IMX689 + 48MP Sony IMX586, 3x Optical Zoom

OnePlus 8 Pro full specs got revealed recently but it camera sensor details are unknown at that time. Now with the help of Ishan, the OnePlus 8 Pro camera specs & features are getting to known. As I previously insist, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with similar camera sensors of Oppo Find X2 Pro. Having a primary camera as Sony IMX689 sensor & Sony IMX586 camera sensors as Ultra-wide angle lens. OnePlus 8 Pro supported with 3x optical zoom & 30x digital zoom with a help of telephoto lens. Also, OnePlus 8 Pro has comes with new camera features this time. 
The OnePlus 8 Pro equipped with a quad-camera module with a 48MP primary camera with Sony IMX689 sensor, F/1.78 aperture followed by that 48MP Ultra-wide angle lens based on Sony IMX586 camera sensor with F/2.2 aperture and having 120-degree of FOV. After that, the OnePlus 8 Pro equipped with an 8MP Telephoto lens feature with 3x optical zoom & 30x Digital Zoom and finally, 5MP color filter is accompanied. Also, this time OnePlus 8 Pro camera features New Portrait mode, 3-HDR video, cinematic effects & improved OIS on video recording. 
Exclusive: OnePlus 8 Official Color Variants First Look Renders

Exclusive: OnePlus 8 Official Color Variants First Look Renders

OnePlus 8 official color variants marketing render images and the official marketing names of color variants are revealed. As already hinted, the OnePlus 8 comes in three color variants, namely, Interstellar Glow, Glacial Green & Onyx Black colors. The First look renders confirms the previous leaks & designs, the OnePlus 8 sports with single punch-hole design FHD+ super AMOLED display with 90Hz screen refresh rate. It equipped with a triple camera setup beneath an LED flash located. It’s a 3D Glass material and for the first time OnePlus introduced the Glow color variant it comes with a gradient color, a sum of Purple & Orange colors. It looks amazing on viewing and similarly, for the first time brings Glacial Green color finally, a standard black color variant looks premium. 

OnePlus 8 Interstellar Glow Colors

OnePlus 8 Glacial Green Colors

OnePlus 8 Onyx Black Colors

The OnePlus 8 series planned to launch on 14th April but it not confirmed officialy because of current issue of global pandemic issue of corona virus outbreak. Let’s wait for the official announcement meanwhile, here got an official colors & marketing name of OnePlus 8 mobile. know more about OnePlus 8 here
OnePlus 8 Full Specifications – super AMOLED 90Hz Display, 48MP Triple camera, 4300mAH

OnePlus 8 Full Specifications – super AMOLED 90Hz Display, 48MP Triple camera, 4300mAH

OnePlus 8 Specification revealed ahead of launch, it features with FHD+ super AMOLED 90Hz display, powered by Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core processor. OnePlus 8 first look renders already revealed and it now confirmed to having triple camera setup at the rear and 16MP punch-hole selfie camera. Similarly, OnePlus has the first time comes with a design of the punch-hole display to house the selfie camera. It powers with 4300mAH battery with 30W Warp Charge 30T charging support. Well, now let’s find the OnePlus 8 full specs in detail, 

OnePlus 8 Specs

Design:

Glass material, designed in Glow, Black & Green colors

Display:

6.55-inch FHD+, super AMOLED panel, 90Hz screen refresh rate, In-Display fingerprint.

Processor:

Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core processor, 2.84GHz clock speed.

Software:

Oxygen OS 10 based on Android 10

Front Camera:

16MP Punch-Hole Selfie

Rear Camera:

Quad Camera:

48MP + 16MP + 2MP (Camera Sensor details still unknown)

Memory:

RAM: 8GB + 12GB, LPDDR4X Standard

Memory: 128GB & 256GB, UFS 3.0 storage type

Battery:

4300mAH with 30W Warp Charge 30T Wired fast charging

Connectivity:

USB Type-C port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and dual Nano SIM with dual VoLTE. 

OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications – 48MP + 48MP Quad Camera, QHD+, 120Hz, 30W Wireless, IP68

OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications – 48MP + 48MP Quad Camera, QHD+, 120Hz, 30W Wireless, IP68

The OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications & features completely revealed, it has most highlighting features like it finally, supports with IP68 rating waterproofing, 30W Wireless Fast charging, 30W wired fast charging & 3W Reverse wireless charging support. It has QHD+ super AMOLED display with 120Hz screen refresh rate, powered by Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core processor, LPDDR5 8GB & 12GB RAM variants. Well, let’s find the OnePlus 8 Pro full specifications in detail, 

OnePlus 8 Pro Specifications

Design:

Glass material, designed in Blue, Black & Green colors

Display:

6.78-inch QHD+, super AMOLED panel, 120Hz screen refresh rate, In-Display fingerprint.

Processor:

Snapdragon 865 5G octa-core processor, 2.84GHz clock speed.

Software:

Oxygen OS 10 based on Android 10

Front Camera:

16MP Punch-Hole Selfie

Rear Camera:

Quad Camera:

48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP (Camera Sensor details still unknown)

Memory:

RAM: 8GB + 12GB, LPDDR5 Standard

Memory: 128GB & 256GB, UFS 3.0 storage type

Battery:

4510mAH with 30W Wired fast charging, 30W Wireless Fast Charging, & 3W Wireless Reverse Charging

Connectivity:

USB Type-C port, IP68 Rating Waterproofing, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and dual Nano SIM with dual VoLTE. 

All OnePlus Experience Store closed in India, because of COVID-19

All OnePlus Experience Store closed in India, because of COVID-19

OnePlus Experience Stores are closed in major cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai & throughout India, in-line with an order of Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. OnePlus has made this decision to get overcome & to break the chain of Global Pandameic disease of COVID-19. Therefore, OnePlus temporarily closed its all OnePlus Experience stores all over in India until 14th April to protect the health of Society, their Employees & Customers. However, you can still place orders through online & likewise, OnePlus monitoring the issues closely to resume the sales once the issues are sorted out. 
OnePlus Concept One hands-on First Look with ND8 Filter Camera Samples

OnePlus Concept One hands-on First Look with ND8 Filter Camera Samples

OnePlus recently unveiled a new technology at CES 2020. It’s a new innovation from OnePlus by bringing an Invisible rear camera using an electrochromic glass. OnePlus used its recent launch of OnePlus 7 Pro phone to experiment this new tech and called as OnePlus Concept One Phone. Now here its my hands-on experience & first impression on OnePlus Concept One.
Firstly, to confirm the this not a new phone & its not commercial launch. OnePlus just made a new innovation on the OnePlus 7 pro mobile. As you can see here, the rear camera sensors including the LED flash, OnePlus logo are disappearing during the camera application, not in use & start to appear after opening camera app in the device.

OnePlus bring this new innovative technology and called it as OnePlus Concept One.

OnePlus Concept One First Impression

On the physical overview, starting from the rear side the rear panel is fully stitches with papaya orange color leather material that is used on the seat of McLaren 720s model car. After that, it has a camera arrangement at the center, and at the top electrochromic glass is equipped. Similarly, OnePlus built this glass based on the reference of McLaren 720s car sun roof glass. OnePlus used that similar glass material on the top of the camera module, LED flash, logo & on the full center path.

Apart from this all other arrangements are similar to OnePlus 7 Pro mobile. On the front, it has full view display sports with Fluid AMOLED curved display with 90Hz screen refresh rate. Then Popup camera & secondary microphone at top and USB Type-C port, speaker grille, SIM card slot at bottom. On sides, at right volume keys & power button on left located.

Electrochromic Glass used for shifting from Opaque to Transparent

Earlier, OnePlus brings the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition on partner with McLaren Car Company. OnePlus started working during that period itself for bringing the Electrochromic glass into OnePlus Smartphone. OnePlus says, it takes almost 18 months to bring this Electrochromic glass.

The Glass is about just 0.38mm thickness which transform the color-shifting on the glass to hide rear camera lens & LED Flash. Electrochromic glass gets activated when a camera application starts to run. Once the camera application starts a small voltage passes through the electrochromic glass that makes the glass from Opaque to Transparent. The Color Shifting (Opaque to Transparent & Transparent to Opaque) time will be about 0.7 seconds once the camera application open & similarly, closing.
In general, Electrochromic glass is used in rich hotels, luxury planes and in premium cars to control the sun rays. However, OnePlus used a McLaren 720s car electrochromic glass in OnePlus Concept phone. The Electrochromic glass is made of two glass in-between two electrodes are separated on each side of the glass. Each electrode is made of different chemical particles. When a small voltage applied, crystal particles moves from the inner electrode into the outer electrode and make the glass into Opaque. Again, passing an amount of voltage, the crystal particles move back to the inner electrode and the glass became transparent. 

OnePlus Concept One ND8 Filter mode

As I already said, the electrochromic glass used will be converted from Opaque to transparent and similarly, transparent to opaque but in addition, that it will be exposed in semi-transparent. This mode is called ND8 Filter it can be managed under a dedicated option available in the Pro Mode in the camera application.

In general, ND8 Filter used in most of DSLR cameras to filter the light travelling to the camera sensor. The ND8 Filter filter the light & allow half off the light to camera sensor so with the help of this ND8 Filter it will be helpful to shot photos with the longer exposure time even at the more lighting condition. Similarly, in the same vein, OnePlus brings the same feature into the OnePlus Concept One. So once you enabled the ND8 filter mode on the Pro mode, the electrochromic glass placed on the camera sensor will allow only half off the light to the camera sensor. Therefore, you can take long exposure photos like continuous shot even at more lighting conditions. Also, the output sample will not be overexposure in photos. Now let me share with you some of the camera samples captured on with & without ND8 filter mode in OnePlus Concept One phone.  

OnePlus Concept One Camera Samples (ND8 Filter Mode)

Here I captured photos on the OnePlus Concept One in both ND8 Filter mode On & Off condition. In overall on comparing the photos between the ND8 Filter enabled photos & without ND8 Filter photos shows a less saturation, contrast & color reproduction on with ND8 Filter mode photo samples. As I said earlier, once enabled the ND8 Filter, the light goes into camera sensor are filtered so, output sample becames dull because of less available light. Let’s take a look on to below samples, 

With ND8 Filter Vs Without ND8 Filter Photo Samples

As you seen in the above camera samples it been noted that the photos captures by enabling ND8 Filter mode having lack of color reproduction, color saturation, less contrast & overall the photos looking dull. Similarly, on the other hand, on looking photos without enabling ND8 Filter mode that means it’s a normal photo mode. It has all details, good color reprodution, saturation and overall the photos looking good enough. On viewing internally, the photos captured without ND8 Filter mode ISO level is less than photos captured in ND8 Filter mode. Likewise, the exposure time is less compared to ND8 Filter mode. 
Therefore, it clearly shows, that the light passing to the camera sensor are filtered into half because of this situation camera automatically optimized the ISO & Exposure time value into maximum while capturing on the ND8 Filter mode. But even though the output sample photos not looking good enough because of light filtered by electrochromic glass. Actually, the concept is, this ND8 Filter mode best for using when capturing longer exposure photos at the more lighting circumstances like direct sunlight, etc. So, that it reduces the over exposure photos into a normal one so, capturing photos using ND8 filter mode at a normal scenario will not give you good output. This feature is actually more needed for photographers also, this feature mostly used in DSLR cameras. 
Finally, the OnePlus Concept One phone is a new concept from OnePlus like ElectroChromic Glass at rear camera lens to disappear camera sensors, leather case stitches at the rear panel, and finally an ND8 Filter mode setting in the camera application. These are all new concepts brings by OnePlus into a earlier device OnePlus 7 Pro mobile and called it as OnePlus Concept One. Also, as per the OnePlus confirmation, this new technology & features will or will not features on the upcoming OnePlus mobile phones. But mostly, it will be feature before ending of this year in the upcoming OnePlus Smartphones like OnePlus 8 Pro or OnePlus 8T Pro.

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