OnePlus 8 5G, the cheaper of the two flagships from OnePlus, goes on special sale today in India. The Chinese smartphone maker announced that it is delaying the open sale of OnePlus 8 Pro. However, it is offering a special access sale for the OnePlus 8 5G. The smartphone will go on sale at 12:00 PM IST today on Amazon India. To recall, the OnePlus 8 Series was launched globally on April 14 and was initially said to become available from May 29 in India.
OnePlus had also held an early bird sale for its fans on May 18 where the device went out of stock in a flash. At the time, we reported that those who ordered the device will get it shipped by May 26. However, with lockdown still in place and some areas marked as Red Zone, it is not clear whether OnePlus managed to deliver these devices. With OnePlus 8 Pro being a clear favorite this year, OnePlus is paving way for its cheaper sibling with these sales in India.
OnePlus 8 is available in three different storage options in the country. The base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is available for Rs 41,999. The variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 44,999. There is also a third variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage available for Rs 49,999. It comes in three different colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green, and Interstellar Glow colors. As part of the sale, SBI cardholders can get flat Rs 2,000 off when they purchase the device. There is also no-cost EMI on the device for up to 12 months.
On the outside, the OnePlus 8 comes with a 6.55-inch FullHD+ Fluid AMOLED display, with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a pixel density of 402ppi. Rated at 90Hz, the panel is also slower at refreshing than the one on the OnePlus 8 Pro.
Under the hood, we have the same flagship-level performance as the OnePlus 8 Pro as this phone gets a 5G enabled Snapdragon 865 chipset ticking at its core. There are key differences in camera set-ups, with the OnePlus 8 only getting a triple camera module. Of the three cameras, the primary is a 48-megapixel lens that’s a Sony IMX586 sensor. The secondary is an ultra-wide 16-megapixel lens, while the third sensor completing the module is a 2-megapixel macro lens.
The phone brings a smaller battery of 4300mAh. which also misses out on support for wireless charging but can be fast charged through the OnePlus 8’s Warp 30T supporting Type-C port.