26 Nov Renders of the OnePlus 8 Appear, What do They Show
Renders of the OnePlus 8 Appear, What do They Show?
Rumours about new mobile devices appear all the time and it is always hard to know what is going to be real and what is completely false. However, rumours do give us a good indication of which direction mobile manufacturers are looking. The latest rumours to pop up are surrounding the OnePlus 8 which will be the successor to the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro. We take a look at what we know so far (check the video here).
Information pops up all over the place and this information comes to us courtesy of noted leaker @onleaks. They partnered with 91mobiles to display some renders of the potential new OnePlus 8 mobile phone. They tend to be fairly accurate with the information that they get so this is good though obviously with renders then everything you see should be taken with a pinch of salt.
What Does it Show?
The first thing that you can see from the render is that the front display of the phone is no longer completely seamless. The OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro featured an amazing display with no notch or holes in it at all. This was thanks to a well-designed pop-up selfie camera. This appears to have been ditched on the new OnePlus 8. Instead, we have a small punch-hole in the front top left of the screen. This is likely because the mechanisms associated with the pop-up selfie camera, in particular, the technology that caused the camera to retract automatically when the phone was dropped were bulky. With the removal of these then there is more room for other newer technologies.
The other big point of note is that there is a change on the rear. The triple camera lens set up is joined by a fourth which is likely a 3D Time of Flight sensor. This is something that has been appearing on high-end handsets during 2019. Most notably it was seen on the top of the range handsets from both Apple and Samsung. This sensor is used to assist when deciding which camera to use for pictures and it also helps with those bokeh effects that everyone seems to love at the moment. Therefore, this is not a surprise to see the sensor included on a phone like this.
It can be hard to tell a whole lot from a few renders; however, it does seem that the design of the handset has been tweaked a little as well. The new screen appears to be a little smaller and narrower than on the OnePlus 7T models. This would mean that we would likely get a slightly different aspect ratio on the screen which could facilitate media better. The thickness of the phone though appears to have remained constant, so it is all about packing more into a smaller body which explains the removal of the pop-up cam. Of course, all this is speculation until there is an official announcement, but we will continue to follow developments as they happen.