OnePlus 8 Pro it shows itself in an alleged real photo. The shot, first appeared on a chat Discord and then on Twitter, portrays the back of a gray device, with a triple traffic light cam, and an applied tissue that reads 5G and mentions the dual SIM support.
Too little not to think it's just a OnePlus 7 Pro, right? But no: renderings that we had already shown you represented the back of OnePlus 8 Pro exactly like that, including a detail which we have not yet examined, and which is missing on 7 Pro. And that is those two elements (a circular sensor and a kind of slit) visible to the left of the photographic module.
We then went back to talking about the presentation of the entire range, (that is, in addition to the Pro also One One 8, and theunpublished Lite version) which should be held at the end of March: in these hours there are persistent rumors about the fact that it will be though an exclusively online event.
Colleagues from 9to5Google had reported the news by correlating it with the emergency related to the coronavirus COVID-19, which as you know has already caused the cancellation of two important fairs such as the MWC in Barcelona (we explored the story in our special) and the Beijing Auto Show, and the GDC is also already at risk, with Sony announcing its withdrawal from the event.
OnePlus however, intervened e he promptly replied, specifying that there is no correlation between the ability to hold a launch event online instead of physical and the coronavirus, as the company has organized both public and streaming events in the past.
One of the last launches, that of OnePlus 7 Pro, had taken place simultaneously in London, New York, Bangalore and Beijing, but for example OnePlus 2 had been shown for the first time via a VR livestream, while more recently OnePlus 5 had been unveiled with an online event.
But what do we know about the next family of top of the OnePlus range? First of all, no, they won't look like Concept One who had captured the press and public attention at the CES2020 with its electrochromic glass capable of darkening and making the rear camera disappear. The front camera will be housed in a hole in the screen: no more pop-ups. Both the basic model and the Pro model will then mount a triple rear cam and a SoC Snapdragon 865 (and perhaps we can already compare its performance, since it seems they have sprung up on Geekbench).
For more detailed information we refer you to our dedicated article, where we enter specifically the two main models (for the economic one, information is still scarce, especially regarding the technical data sheet, while perhaps we have already glimpsed its appearance).