The OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly offer reverse wireless charging that blows away all other Android phones.
The OnePlus 8 series, due to launch in just over a month according to recent leaks, comes from a long line of phones which have never used wireless charging. The OnePlus leadership has long maintained that it wouldn’t move to wireless charging until the technology was fast enough to compete with traditional wired charging, but clearly that moment has now arrived.
A 91mobiles’ report, based on information supplied by Twitter leaker Ishan Agarwal, has filled in a few missing details about the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro’s specs, including the presence of wireless charging.
Not only will the OnePlus 8 Pro be capable of normal wireless charging, but it will also use reverse wireless charging. Both will have a maximum output of 30W, identical to the Warp Charge 30T wired charger the OnePlus 8 series will be using.
30W is a lot higher than the speeds we see on other phones – the Samsung Galaxy S20 series only manages 12W wireless and 5W reverse wireless but you’ll likely need some more OnePlus accessories to charge at the full available speed.
We’d strongly suspected that there would be a 5G version of the OnePlus 8 Pro, and this is now confirmed to be the case. The top-tier handset will support both mmWave and sub-6 networks, which is handy since networks may change which standard they use as mobile infrastructure changes over the next few years.
After starting the high refresh rate trend with its 90Hz panels on the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7T, the 6.55-inch OnePlus 8 and 6.65-inch 8 Pro will have 120Hz displays, much like the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. These displays will have punch-holes within them for the front-facing cameras, a departure from the notches and pop-up cameras that OnePlus used on different versions of the 7 Series.
Inside, the phones will use the Snapdragon 865 CPU, and will come with 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 12GB/256GB RAM and storage combinations. The OnePlus 8 will have a 4,000 mAh battery while the OnePlus 8 pro will have a 4,500 mAh battery, so you will have plenty of capacity to fill up with the new wireless charging ability.
As for cameras, the normal OnePlus 8 will have a 48MP main camera, a 16MP secondary camera and third 2MP camera, although their exact functions are not known.
Agarwal had information to share on the lower-powered OnePlus 8 Lite, a new badge for OnePlus that likely shows an intent to compete with the Google Pixel 3a and the upcoming Pixel 4a and iPhone 9. This handset will use a 90Hz display with a punch-hole camera, and a MediaTek CPU, a significant downgrade compared to the the OnePlus 8.