OnePlus hasn't even started selling the OnePlus 7T in overseas market, but the OnePlus 8 is starting to be shown thanks to a new leak.
The renders from CashKaro and OnLeaks show a phone very much like existing OnePlus devices, and there is one notable change: there's a hole-punch camera instead of a notch or pop-up.
It seems as though the OnePlus 8 will be the first mainline OnePlus device to come with a truly curved 6.5-inch display. It won’t, however, include the pop-up selfie camera, instead, it will come with a selfie camera hidden within an upper-left punch-hole display notch.
At the rear, the camera setup mimics the same central line-style setup that we have seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro earlier this year.
It wouldn’t be too much of a jump to assume that we’ll see a similar camera setup to the yet-to-be-announced OnePlus 7T Pro.
The OnePlus 8 renders drop major hints that we could see the OnePlus line merge from 2020 after the Pro was introduced earlier this year. That does make more sense from a release perspective but might annoy some fans out there that have not been fans of the Pro models thus far.
OnLeaks renders usually come from leaked CAD files or schematics, and they've always been very reliable in the past.
But the the latest OnePlus 8’s leak is not the same as the usual factory CAD drawing situation. Instead, details were sourced from “detailed schematics as disclosed by a company insider.”
This likely means we’ll get more detailed information from OnLeaks soon – and it means that what we see here is based not just on illustrations made for potential accessory-making 3rd-party companies, it’s based on a far more detailed bit of source material.