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If you’ve been looking for your next smartphone buy, the OnePlus 8 Pro goes on sale today, and it might be an ace in the hole for you.

As the new OnePlus flagship goes on sale for the first time today, the Chinese tech titans have announced the arrival of a new entry-level model. The OnePlus 8 Pro has never gone on a flash sale before. Unlike its base model the 8, which has been available for a while now, with a few flash sales. Set to live for retail at 12 pm IST on June 25, you’ll be able to get your hands on the new flagship exclusively on Amazon India.

You can expect the 8 Pro in a few skins: Glacial Green, Onyx Black, and Ultramarine Blue. In terms of price, the OnePlus 8 Pro begins at Rs 54,999 for the 8-GB + 128-GB storage variant, while the 12-GB + 256-GB storage model carries a price tag of Rs 59,999. However, if you hold an SBI card, you may avail a flat Rs 3000 discount. Amazon will also be offering No-Cost EMI options.

To put you up to speed with its specs, the 8 Pro boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 that’s paired with either 8-GB or 12-GB of RAM. It also runs OnePlus’ OxygenOS based on Android™ 10 that will soon get Android 11 treatment. Its visual brilliance is flexed over its fully AMOLED screen that stretches 6.78″ inches diagonally. Under the hood, we see a 4510-mAh battery that supports Warp Charge 30T Fast Charging and wireless charging. It also comes with a triple-lens camera setup – 48-MP main, 48-MP ultra-wide, and 8-MP telephoto lens.

While the flagship, OnePlus 8 Pro makes a retail debut, the brand confirms that we’ll be soon seeing a budget smartphone too. Dubbed as the OnePlus ‘Nord’, the idea was to design a “more affordable smartphone product”.

The OnePlus Nord may have three cameras on the rear. A 64 MP primary camera, a 16 MP (supposedly ultra-wide) lens, and a 2 MP shooter, which can either be a depth sensor or dedicated macro unit. We’re expecting this to simply be a notch lower than the OnePlus 7T Pro, in terms of specs. In terms of camera and photography, we’re expecting a 64-MP primary camera, a 16-MP (supposedly ultra-wide) lens, and a 2-MP shooter. The smartphone is expected to boast a 16-MP front-facing punch-hole camera too, in standard OnePlus fashion. It is expected to house a 4,300 mAh battery with the company’s 30W Wrap charge. It’s a bit tricky to comment on wireless charging. The smartphone is set to be revealed on July 2.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.