OnePlus is apparently ditching 8K recording on the series (topping out at 4K/60fps), even though it’s supported by the Snapdragon 865 processor. Instead, the company is said to be focusing on improving 4K video by offering HDR (combining three 4K frames at a time), and improved 4K stabilization by combining EIS and OIS.
The Pro model is believed to support audio zoom functionality too due to its use of three microphones. This should allow you to zoom in on a subject and focus on the sound coming from them. We’ve previously seen this feature on the likes of HTC and LG devices, but we’d be glad to see it here too.
The color filter camera seems like an odd addition, and WinFuture says it delivers “unique style through artistic lighting effects and filters.” Hopefully there’s more to this sensor.
Leaks point to the OnePlus 8 Pro having the far superior camera specs on paper.
Other noteworthy camera-related details mentioned for the Pro model include a macro mode via the ultra-wide camera (as per previous devices), a flicker sensor as seen on other phones to prevent flicker in recorded videos, and a night mode once again. But we can likely expect the latter two features on the vanilla variant.
Meanwhile, the standard OnePlus 8 is tipped to offer a 48MP IMX586 main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro camera. Don’t expect telephoto zoom, the brand-new IMX689 main camera, or a 48MP ultra-wide sensor, then.
The OnePlus 8 series is believed to also deliver a “cinema format” video recording option, a better Pro mode, and a pet-focused recording mode. Both phones are tipped to share the same 16MP selfie camera, albeit with slight aperture differences.
Other differences between OnePlus 8 phones?
OnePlus previously said that LPDDR5 RAM was coming to the series, but WinFuture asserts that only the Pro model will get the faster RAM standard. Meanwhile, LPDDR4X is tipped for the vanilla variant. Otherwise, both phones are said to get 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage (non-expandable).
We’ve previously heard that the OnePlus 8 Pro will have a slightly bigger 4,510mAh battery with wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Meanwhile, the standard OnePlus phone was said to offer a 4,300mAh pack with no wireless charging. The new report corroborates these claims, while adding that the standard model should hit 50% capacity in 22 minutes (a minute faster than the Pro’s apparent 23 minutes).
There’s no word on official pricing, but it’s claimed that the phones will be available a week after the reveal event. OnePlus previously said the phones won’t exceed the $1,000 mark, but we’re still expecting significantly more expensive pricing than previous devices.