OnePlus 8 Pro is finally here. So let’s take a look at some of those features that put the OnePlus 8 Pro right among the best flagships you can consider in 2020.
So OnePlus has finally unveiled its first 2020 flagships to the world. OnePlus 8 Pro will see a lot of upgrades both in design and specs and features. So let’s take a look at some of those features that put the OnePlus 8 Pro right among the best flagships you can consider in 2020. The OnePlus 8 Pro features a 120Hz display, which is a natural progression from the 90Hz we saw on last year’s models.
However, it’s good to know that you’ll be able to use 120Hz and a QHD+ resolution at the same time. That’s a pretty big deal if you ask me because Samsung who’s the maker of these displays doesn’t let you do that on its own Galaxy S20 series, where you have to either choose a faster refresh rate or a QHD+ resolution, but you can’t have both. But I like the fact that OnePlus is giving users the choice to do that rather than simply restricting you.
The 8 Pro also comes with a dedicated MEMC chip. MEMC stands for Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation and is usually a technology available on televisions. It inserts new frames between existing ones in a video to decrease motion blur. In the case of the OnePlus 8 series, the chip will upscale 30fps content to 120fps. If this really works as intended, it could mean a much better gaming and video watching experience on OnePlus phones.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has also revealed the names of apps that’ll support the new upscaling tech. These include: Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, MX Player, Netflix, OnePlus Gallery app, Tencent Video, VLC, YouTube and more. This is easily one of the biggest features of the 8 Pro purely because for the first time ever, a OnePlus handset will support wireless charging. And in the first try itself OnePlus is hitting the ball right out of the park.
Because the 8 Pro will have 30W of Wireless charging, which will be able to charge the phone from 1 percent to 50, in just half an hour. With every flagship these days supporting wireless charging and many, even reverse wireless charging, it’s nice to see OnePlus finally jumping onboard this trend. It also has reverse wireless charging. But it’s only 3W which makes it not that useful. But you can charge your wireless headphones or smartwatch with it which sometimes could come in very handy.
From the back, the OnePlus 8 Pro doesn’t appear all that different from the OnePlus 7T Pro. The camera layout, including the left-of-center ToF sensor, are all arranged in pretty much the same way. The front is where things get interesting.
The OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T Pro featured an all-screen display with no notch and no cutouts. This was possible due to the pop-up selfie camera system on both devices. On the OnePlus 8 Pro, though, the company appears to have abandoned this system, opting instead for a punch-hole cutout. Some may see the design of the 8 Pro as a regression since the all-screen display was such a highlight of the 7 Pro and 7T Pro.
However, OnePlus is doing this for a good reason and that’s IP rating. This is another anticipated box that OnePlus has finally ticked. It’s very difficult for a device with a mechanical pop-up camera to earn an IP rating, so OnePlus have sacrificed it to earn the IP 68 certification.
Anyway, Just like wireless charging, IP68 rating is a must have for a flagship phone and it’s about time OnePlus understood that. This is the year, most flagships so far are heavily focusing on zoom capabilities. Samsung is bragging about its ‘Space Zoom’ feature, which can do a 100x magnification in the Galaxy S20 Ultra, while Huawei’s recent P40 Pro also boasts of impressive zoom features. OnePlus 8 Pro will not going to compete with these two behemoths in the camera department but will surely offer a pretty good overall camera experience.
With that said let me know what do you think about this down in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!