OnePlus flagship phones — 8 and 8 Pro — are official

Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored
Updated Tue April 14, 2020

After months of teasing, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are coming in hot. These are the flagship smartphones for OnePlus and the second true flagship of 2020 (after the Galaxy S20 family).

Both are up for order on April 29. The OnePlus 8 starts at $699 and is available unlocked or on T-Mobile or Verizon. The 8 Pro has a starting price of $899 and is also launching unlocked or on T-Mobile or Verizon. You can see our full review and why we're calling them a one-two punch of affordability and performance.

The OnePlus 8 Pro keeps the zippy, buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate that we all love and expect in 2020, paired with a 6.78-inch Fluid AMOLED display. It's vibrant and sharp with a tall aspect ratio. It's running Android 10 with OnePlus' OxygenOS user interface and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor. That's the same one that's inside the Galaxy S20 family. That processor is paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage and enables 5G connectivity.

The battery supports wired or wireless 30-watt charging, but you'll need to pair it with the OnePlus WarpCharge30 Wireless dock. That dock is available for order today at $69.95. For cameras, the 8 Pro has a set of four on the back: a 48-megapixel main camera, a 3x 8-megapixel telephoto camera, a 48-megapixel ultrawide camera and a 5-megapixel color filter camera. There's a front-facing 16-megapixel lens here as well. Additionally, the 8 Pro keeps an in-display fingerprint sensor, has the now-classic three-step silence on the side, and features a USB Type-C port.

  • OnePlus 8 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in Glacial Green ($899; amazon.com or oneplus.com)
  • OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in Glacial Green ($999; oneplus.com)
  • OnePlus 8 Pro with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in Onyx Black ($899; oneplus.com)
  • OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in Onyx Black ($999; amazon.com or oneplus.com)
  • OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in Ultramarine Blue ($999; amazon.com or oneplus.com)

The OnePlus 8 takes things down a few notches. It has a smaller screen (6.55 inches) and a slower refresh rate. It'll still be vibrant and sharp, but won't flow as fast. Android 10, with the OnePlus OxygenOS skin, will be just as fast, with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor inside, though. It's also still paired with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The OnePlus 8 only supports WarpCharge30 through a wired cord and has a 4,300 mAh battery inside.

You'll find only three cameras on the back: a 48-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera. A 16-megapixel lens is on the front. The OnePlus 8 has a starting price of $699.

One important note: The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro support different standards for 5G. The 8 or 8 Pro for Verizon Wireless supports both mmWave and Sub6 connectivity. All other versions (including T-Mobile or the unlocked model) of the 8 and 8 Pro only support Sub6 connectivity, so make sure to check with your carrier on what bands are supported for 5G.

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are up for order on April 29 starting at $699 and $899. You can check out our full review here.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.