The headlines numbers and chips should be familiar to anyone following the trends for 2020. The OnePlus 8 Pro will ship with Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 865, and the handset will come with 5G connectivity. A 4G only variant is not expected, everyone will have the power of faster communications if and when their network supports it (and it’s worth noting that the Qualcomm X55 5G modem is a global modem with support for the three 5G frequency bands).
Memory wise OnePlus has the option of 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM, and storage of 128 GB or 256 GB. Assuming that the manufacturer would want to keep things lean, I would assume that there will be two options; 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage, and 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of storage; but I would not be surprised if every OnePlus 8 Pro comes with 12 GB of RAM and the only variation is in the storage.
Battery wise the OnePlus 8 Pro is going to bump the battery size up to a 4500 mAh battery from the 4085 on the 7T Pro. The increased battery should help with the power demands of 5G connectivity. OnePlus will continue to use its own quick charge technology with the ‘Warp Charge’ system that places much of the fast charging circuitry in the adaptor rather than the handset.
Previously Warp Charge ran at 30W (hence ‘Warp Charge 30’) which allowed a charge to seventy percent in thirty minutes. The OnePlus 8 Pro is going to ship with a 50W charger, presumably ‘Warp Charge 50’.