A day after OnePlus announced that it will launch the OnePlus 8 Series on April 14, the company has confirmed some information about the phone’s hardware in a post. The company said that the devices in the upcoming flagship series will sport their ‘most powerful setup to date’, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, coupled with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. It also said that coupled with the full 5G lineup and the software optimisations with OxygenOS, the setup will ‘deliver the fastest and smoothest smartphone experience possible’.
‘Smoothness is largely found through system performance. As a premium smartphone brand, OnePlus has always made its flagship products with the most robust hardware components to deliver smooth, fluid system performance. So, naturally, with the OnePlus 8 series, we started by laying a foundation with the best hardware available,’ Pete Lau, Chief Executive Officer of OnePlus, said in a blog post.
OnePlus smartphones have always come up with Qualcomm’s flagship chipset. The Snapdragon 865 chipset offers a 25 per cent increase in CPU performance, a 25 per cent rise in GPU rendering times, and 25 per cent more energy-efficient as compared to its predecessor. Further, it also offers a 16 per cent reduction in power consumption when shooting videos and a 40 per cent increase in video noise pixel processing power.
Next comes LPDDR5 – the newest generation of smartphone RAM. The RAM allows the transfer rate to reach 6,400Mbps at a bandwidth as high as 51.2GB/s. LPDDR5 also consumes 45 per cent less power than the previous generation. Similarly, UFS 3.0 flash storage offers high read and write speeds of about 1,700MB/s. OnePlus has added two new technologies to the mix – Turbo Write and Host Performance Booster (HPB).
‘The Turbo Write uses the upper section of the storage as a high-speed read/write interval. Here, in theory, each read/write will enter this high-speed buffer, and then proceed to the next command of data transfer. In addition, HPB can further improve the random read performance after extended use,’ Pete explained. He also said that ‘fast and smooth’ can never be achieved by just throwing in the best hardware, hence the company is also working hard on software optimisation.