The OnePlus 8 series is official, but there's no OnePlus 8 Lite in sight

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The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are here as the company has finally announced its newest series of smartphones giving those looking for a great new Android smartphone something to consider.

The OnePlus 8 family was announced at a OnePlus launch event, which also saw a few other products from the company. The phones were the highlight of the show, though.

There was no mention of the OnePlus 8 Lite, a more basic entry in the line that rumors suggested would come, but it's possible that could come later in the year instead.

What is the OnePlus 8?

The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55-inch 1080 x2400 Fluid AMOLED display with a 48MP main, 2MP macro and 16MP ultra-wide camera and a 4,300mAh battery.

The OnePlus 8 Pro has a 6.78-inch 3168 x 1440 Fluid AMOLED screen, and its snappers consist of 48MP main and ultra-wide cameras with a 8MP sensor paired with 3x zoom telephoto lens, then the battery is 4,510mAh.

The phones have lots in common too like the 16MP selfie camera in a 'punch-hole' cut-out, 30W wired and wireless charging, 5G connectivity and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.

The other products announced at the OnePlus 8 launch are the Bullets Wireless Z true wireless headphones, successors to the Bullets Wireless 2, and a wireless charging mat designed to work with the smartphones.

You can buy the OnePlus 8 phones and the various extra gadgets from April 21, but you can pre-order beforehand from various retailers including the OnePlus website.

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist. He also currently works in film as a screenwriter, director and producer.