As part of the build up to the launch of their next flagship device OnePlus have today taken their users through a deep dive of the processes the are involved in the design of a smartphone.

OnePlus’ main motto has always been “Never Settle” but their lesser known maxim has been “fast and smooth” and they have always used this as part of their design philosophy for both hardware selection and software configuration. This year it is front and centre for the OnePlus 8 launch.

At the deep dive OnePlus confirmed that the 120Hz Fluid Display will be arriving atop the OnePlus 8 pro but also added that underneath will be houses a Snapdragon 865 (no surprise there) combined with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage. The combination of these three will give them an increase in system performance while at the same time reducing power consumption.

How so I hear you ask? While the real world figures and experiences are yet to play out of course they say that the SD865 will deliver a 25% increase in CPU performance, a 25% improvement in GPU rendering times wile at the same time being 25% more energy efficient. The improvements do not end there with the chipset offering an AI performance twice as fast as the SD855 but is also 35% more power efficient while doing so.

The LPDDR5 RAM offers transfer rates of 6,400Mbps at a bandwidth of up to 51.2GB/s but not only that it is uses 45% less power compared to the LPDDR4 RAM. The UFS 3.0 storage also increases the read / write speeds to approximately 1,700MB/s but they have also tweaked that to include a Turbo Write and a Host Performance Booster to improve these speeds even more.

Hardware is not everything though and OnePlus have of course worked to optimise all of this high end hardware with their software — done through their specialised R&D team literally called the “FSE Team” (Fast, Smooth, Efficient).

The upcoming lineup will all be 5G enabled according to OnePlus making the phones true flagships. Apparently they have a lot more up their sleeve to reveal to us in two weeks time.

Stay tuned for more leaks and teasers in the upcoming two weeks — we will of course keep hassling OnePlus trying to get them to venture into our market again. You can also continue to do the same via their social media channels. They are listening and the more they hear the more chance we have of seeing them here in an official capacity.