OnePlus 8 Renders Frame Android 10 Flagship With Hole Punch Selfie Cam, Thinner Bezels

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We're barely a week removed from the launch of the OnePlus 7T and we're already hearing word of that device's successor. In fact, we have actually have renders of what the device will potentially look like thanks to a well-known gadget leaker.

The latest renders come courtesy of OnLeaks, which claims to have inside information on what the OnePlus 8 will look when it is released next year. The device actually looks largely like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but without the over-the-top pop-up selfie cameras. Likely in a move to reduce complexity (and potentially reclaim some internal space), the OnePlus 8 will allegedly instead feature a hole punch cutout in the top left-hand corner of the display. 

The bezels around the 6.5-inch display appear to be a bit slimmer than the on the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T, while we see a triple-camera setup on the rear that is reminiscent of what you'll find on the former smartphone. With the pop-up camera mechanism gone, it's likely that OnePlus might be able to fit a larger battery inside than the 4,000 mAh unit currently found in the OnePlus 7 Pro or the 3,800 mAh battery found in the OnePlus 7T.

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One thing that we're certain will be included is a 90Hz display, as OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that all of its future flagship would feature the silky smooth, high refresh rate panels. And given that OnePlus always like the to use the latest and greatest Qualcomm SoCs for its flagships -- the OnePlus 7T makes use of the relatively new Snapdragon 855+ -- we should expect for the OnePlus 8 to use Qualcomm's next-generation SoC. If Qualcomm sticks to its current naming convention, its next SoC that it will launch later this year will be called the Snapdragon 865.

However, we should take these renders with a grain of salt this early in game (even though we have a high confidence in the source). We're still likely six months away from the launch of the OnePlus 8 and a lot could change between now and then, especially considering how fast OnePlus iterates with its devices.

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