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OnePlus India launch highlights: OnePlus 8 priced at $699, 8 Pro to cost $899; Bullets Wireless Z, Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger unveiled

Both phones will come in 8GB + 128GB and 12GB + 256GB storage variants.

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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2020, 09.56 PM IST
​While OnePlus 8 will come with a 4,300mAh battery, OnePlus 8 Pro will be equipped with a 4,510mAh battery.​
While OnePlus 8 will come with a 4,300mAh battery, OnePlus 8 Pro will be equipped with a 4,510mAh battery.
An empty auditorium, dark setup and bright spotlights, the much-awaited online event begins.

OnePlus began the first online-only event on Tuesday. The Chinese smartphone company said they are increasing their investment in developing premium, 5G-era devices.

Founder and CEO Pete Lau said that the company plans to stay heavily-invested in the technology. He also wished the fans to stay safe in such challenging times.

OnePlus ​CEO Pete Lau​ addressed the fans during the event from home, and said that the company plans to say heavily-invested in 5G technology.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau addressed the fans during the event from home, and said that the company plans to say heavily-invested in 5G technology.

The OnePlus 8 also made a grand appearance 30 minutes into the live launch. With a 6.55-inch screen and 180 grams in weight, the device is light, curvy and thin.

In addition to Onyx Black and Glacial Green, the OnePlus 8 will be available in Interstellar Glow. It will come in two storage variants - 8GB + 128GB at $699 and 12GB + 256GB at $799.

OnePlus 8 Pro was one of the first devices to be launch at the event. It comes with 120 Hz QHD+ AMOLED Display, and silky-smooth, matte-frosted touch and increased haze levels. The device comes in three colour variants - Ultramarine Blue, Onyx Black and Glacier Green. It will come in two storage variants - 8GB + 128GB at $899 and 12GB + 256GB at $999.

OnePlus 8 comes equipped with:

The device also sports the first-ever quad-camera setup on a OnePlus phone. The company intentionally went for the punch-hole camera display to make the device feel lighter.

OnePlus claims to not compromise on image quality of 8 Pro. The device has a 48 MP main camera with a custom-made Sony IMX586 sensor. The 48 MP ultra-wide lens comes with a full 120-degree field of view. A telephoto lens with 3X lossless and 30X digital zoom and a unique colour filter camera.

The other features the new device includes are listed in the tweet below:

The smartphone-maker officially their launched Warp Charge 30 Wireless which charges 60 per cent in 30 minutes.

The lightweight OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z were aso launched at the event, and come in four colour options - black, blue, mint and oat. The company also claims 10 hours of listening with just 10 minutes of charge.

​​The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z ​earbuds are priced at $49.95. ​
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z earbuds are priced at $49.95.

The entire world is together in these times of uncertainty, and OnePlus proved it with an adorable video. Minutes before OnePlus 8 series online-only launch on Tuesday, the tech company took to Twitter to share a video of its employees from Brussels, London, New York, Paris, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad, among other cities, working tirelessly to successfully bring you their upcoming lineup. "Under unprecedented circumstances, we've worked together across continents to bring the #OnePlus8Series to you," the tweet read.

In the last few weeks, Founder Pete Lau has been sharing teasers, several features and specifications of the new phones. He confirmed that the new devices will support 5G connectivity, super-fast Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger, and come with 120 Hz Fluid Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC chipset and LPDDR5 RAM.

The 44-year-old CEO also revealed that the new phones will be available in a new colour variant - Glacial Green — after having tested over 100 combinations of colour, material, finishing (CMF). "A quality design and finish is striking at first sight, and truly admired if able to stand the test of time under different lighting and perspectives," he wrote in another tweet.

Talking about the ultra-wide camera feature, the top boss shared four images of a skyline clicked with OnePlus 8 Pro, and three other flagship devices from other brands.

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