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OnePlus CEO confirms OnePlus 8 rumoured specs ahead of 14 April launch

By Liu Hongzuo - on 1 Apr 2020, 10:04am

OnePlus CEO confirms OnePlus 8 rumoured specs ahead of 14 April launch

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With the OnePlus 8 official announcement just around the corner (14 April), OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has taken to the OnePlus forums to confirm some key specifications in the Chinese smartphone maker's upcoming flagship series.

Image from the OnePlus 8 forum announcement thread.

Below are the key specifications confirmed for the phones within the OnePlus 8 range:

  • 120Hz Fluid Display
  • LPDDR5 RAM at 51.2GB/s bandwidth, unknown GB (rumoured to be 8 and/or 12GB)
  • UFS 3.0 onboard storage with up to 1,700MB/s read and write speed, unknown GB (rumoured to be 128 and/or 256GB)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC
  • 5G-ready across the entire range of OnePlus 8 devices

In addition to the UFS 3.0 storage, the forum post also mentioned two new proprietary technologies implemented by OnePlus - Turbo Write and Host Performance Booster. Turbo Write, according to the CEO, uses the upper section of the ROM storage as a high speed read/write interval, where each read/write will enter Turbo Write before proceeding to the next data transfer command. Host Performance Booster was designed to further improve the random read performance after extended use of the phone.

However, the other key specifications are still mired in rumours and leaks, such as its wireless fast charging capabilities, front and rear camera performance, as well as its battery capacity.

The post also hinted at seeing the fruits of OnePlus's FSE team (Fast, Smooth, Efficient), who are in charge of optimising the upcoming phones and ensuring that OnePlus devices can perform with stability and speed.

We set up this team in 2016 with the sole focus on system optimisations. Its only objective is to ensure that OnePlus devices can deliver the fastest and smoothest experience possible,  in a continuous and stable manner. In fact, we don't even release products until they meet, or better yet exceed, the extremely high standards we set for ourselves. - Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO.

If you're curious as to what the OnePlus 8 series might have, check out our rumour roundup below:

Source: OnePlus forum, Android Central