OnePlus 8 Pro launch: specs, price, features to expect and how to watch the event LIVE

OnePlus will hold its next launch event today. The Shenzhen-based company has confirmed plans to stream its event online for fans around the globe in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe. The event can be watched on YouTube for free. And of course, Express.co.uk will have all of the information as soon as it’s announced on-stage by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau and co.

But you might not have to wait that long at all. Thanks to a new leak that surfaced on the Chinese social network Weibo and has been widely shared by Ishan Agarwal, who has gained a huge following thanks to his accurate information on as-yet unannounced technology products from the likes of Samsung, OnePlus and Google.

One of the leaks shows what is rumoured to be the flagship OnePlus 8 Pro on the About Phone page in the Android operating system which displays the specs squeezed into the handset. According to the leak, the handset will come with a 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED screen with a 120Hz high-refresh rate display, a top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of built-in storage, and a quad-lens camera complete with two 48MP sensors, an 8MP, and 5MP one.

If you’ve been following the latest leaks that have surfaced online – these specs are wholly surprising and are pretty much in line with previous reports.

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OnePlus has already confirmed the presence of the 120Hz display itself. The company has a habit of revealing details about its upcoming hardware in blog posts ahead of time in order to drum up interest in the launch event. Of course, this tends to ruin some of the surprises from the event.

As for the design – OnePlus seems to have ditched the pop-up drawer for the selfie camera, replacing it with a hole-punch design in the screen instead.

Provided these leaks are the real-deal, the picture of the retail box doesn’t reveal much – aside from the OnePlus 8 Pro name. However, given that OnePlus launched a OnePlus 7 Pro and a OnePlus 7T Pro last year, that naming convention is maybe not massively surprising.

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OnePlus has also confirmed that every handset in the OnePlus 8 Series will be 5G compatible, so you won’t have to fork out for a pricier model to future-proof yourself ready for the speedier mobile network technology. That’s a substantial difference from the likes of Samsung, which charges a premium for the 5G models of the Galaxy S20 models.

Thankfully, there isn’t long left to wait to find out which of these leaks are accurate – if any. And we already know that OnePlus fans will be able to place their orders from today.

Express.co.uk will have all the information from the OnePlus 8 Series launch event when it kicks off at 4pm BST today. That’s 11am EST / 8am PT. Or 2am AEST on April 15, 2020.

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