OnePlus lets its fans get their hands on the latest OnePlus releases, right after the launch event, through something called ‘pop-up’ events. Typically, these events are held in physical venues. But on account of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, OnePlus is switching to a virtual pop-up event for the soon-to-be-announced OnePlus 8 series.
“As a part of the OnePlus Online Pop-up experience, users can visit the OnePlus official website and be the first to purchase and own the device of their choice from the OnePlus 8 series,” says OnePlus in a press release. Following the official launch on April 14, the Chinese manufacturer will ship customers their devices along with OnePlus extras inside a limited edition ‘special pop-up box’.
The press release doesn’t detail what those addons might be, but Android Authority reports that among the extras could be a phone case, sketchbook, and OnePlus stickers. It does warn that the pop-up stock will be limited, and it will be on sale on a first-come-first-serve basis throughout Europe.
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro duo is rumored to be joined by a ‘Lite’ edition and Bullets Wireless Z earbuds. You can catch the live-stream of the event at 9 pm on April 14.
To recall, a Snapdragon 865 chipset will power the flagship series, with support for 5G connectivity, and next-gen UFS 3.0 storage and LPDDR5 RAM. OnePlus has lopped off the notched design and replaced it with a punch hole that rests in the top-left corner of the screen. The bezels have been shaved off further, and the screen refresh rate bumped up to 120Hz (which should translate into smoother animations and enhanced UI).
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OnePlus 8 Price in Pakistan & Specs
OnePlus is introducing a host of new color options with this iteration, but given the integrated 5G support, the OnePlus 8 series will cost more than its predecessors. That being said, it won’t retail for more than $1000, as per the CEO Pete Lau.