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OnePlus 8 Series Expected to Feature Wireless Charging

OnePlus has managed to keep the cost of its phones low by staying away from including wireless charging support in its smartphones.

OnePlus 8 Series Expected to Feature Wireless Charging
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OnePlus fans have a reason to cheer as the Chinese smartphone maker may offer wireless charging on its upcoming OnePlus 8 series smartphones. OnePlus recently became a part of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which works with the purpose of developing worldwide compatibility for all wireless chargers and wireless power sources. It is widely assumed that the Chinese smartphone maker would not have joined the consortium without actually planning to add wireless charging to its smartphones. However, the company has not made any announcements as to whether the OnePlus 8 series will have the wireless charging feature.

The WPC website has added OnePlus’s name to its members’ list. With the inclusion of its name, OnePlus has joined the likes of Samsung, LG, Apple, Oppo, HMD Global, Huawei, and Asus. It is believed that OnePlus has managed to keep the cost of its phones low by staying away from including wireless charging support in its smartphones. The Chinese smartphone maker has, however, often spoken of the prowess of its wired fast charging technology to avoid including wireless charging.

The official launch date of OnePlus 8 series is not known, but several leaks have given a hint as to what it could offer. According to reports, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be equipped with a Li-Po battery. It will feature the company’s Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate with a resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels. It is also expected to come with the new Snapdragon 865 chipset.


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OnePlus 8 Receives BIS Certification in India, Launch Expected in First Half of 2020

The OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and 8 Lite flagship smartphones will be powered Snapdragon 865 SoC and run Android 10 OS.

OnePlus 8 Receives BIS Certification in India, Launch Expected in First Half of 2020
OnePlus 8 Pro leaked renders
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A number of smartphones are lined up for 2020, thus giving us plenty of options to choose from. At the CES 2020, OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer unveiled its Concept One smartphone and later announced its 120Hz refresh rate display technology. Now, the company seems to be preparing to launch the OnePlus 8, the company’s next flagship smartphone which has reportedly received BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate in India.

OnePlus is coming up with three new devices in the first half of the year: OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 Lite. Now, the certification for the OnePlus 8 was spotted on the BIS portal, indicating towards a nearing launch of the series in India. Earlier, the standard OnePlus 8 smartphone was spotted as model number IN2010 in the database of China’s MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology). The same device is now spotted on the BIS portal, with model number IN2011.

As we reported earlier, OnePlus co-founder and CEO Pete Lau claimed that OnePlus 8 series “will be the most beautiful flagship of OnePlus”.

The upcoming flagships are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, and run on Android 10 OS, with up to 12GB RAM. While the screen resolution of the OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to be quad HD+ or 1440 x 3140 pixels, the other two handsets, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite will have full HD+ resolution or 1080 x 2400 pixels.