25 February 2020
OnePlus 8 has supposedly been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark site where it puts nothing revealing in front of us. But, the listing on the benchmark site is now recorded and it could later be referred to as a good piece of evidence to prove the device’s presence.
The listing which is spotted first by MySmartPrice doesn’t mention the name of the device and it is rather the codename indicating that the device in question could be the successor to the OnePlus 7 or simply the OnePlus 8. The codename is Galilei IN2025 and it is alleged that this belongs to the yet-to-come OnePlus 8.
But going a little back and connecting the dots would let you know that what is being purported could actually be true. Last month, one more device with the similar codename "Galilei IN2023" was also found on the Geekbench, and its presence would have gone unnoticed if it wasn’t the other device with similar codename spotted on the BIS certification site.
So, it is now seemingly easy to perceive that the spotted device on Geekbench could be the OnePlus 8. Previously, the Galilei IN2023 was spotted with 12GB RAM, and the latest one has 8GB RAM listed, and both are powered by Snapdragon 865 processor which is listed as “Kona.” So, it is believed that the latest device is OnePlus 8 and the previous one with big RAM size is actually the OnePlus 8 Pro.
OnePlus has been code-naming its phones alphabetically since OnePlus 5 with the food names only. And, here “Galilei” doesn’t fit at all. Neither it matches OnePlus’ criteria of codenaming the devices after food names, nor does it carry the initial as alphabetical order. So, why Galilei? Has it been named after an Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei? Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy” and he was the first to use a telescope to study the stars. So, is the codename reflecting something to stargazer? Or more appropriate “Astrophotography mode.” If we are not thinking too much, this could be a big leap from OnePlus in terms of the camera department.
OnePlus 8 may be able to capture better low-light images and it may allow users to catch a better glimpse of the night sky. Google made it possible on the Pixel 4 series with just a dual-camera setup. It is possible we may see the better telephoto lens and OnePlus may allow some long exposure shots to capture some star trail shots, at least. While, getting some beautiful night sky shots are possible with the new and existing OnePlus phones, thanks to manual camera controls and a few tricks, it would be better if OnePlus could further level up the whole experience and could match the likes of some other phones.
The OnePlus 8 scored 12,541 points in the multi-core test, which is a good score. There have been many rumors around the OnePlus 8 series, including 120Hz refresh rate, an in-display fingerprint scanner. Going by an early leak, the OnePlus 8 could come with triple rear cameras - 64MP, 12MP, and 16MP. So, if the leak is to be believed, OnePlus is already leveling up its game and we may see some advancements around cameras.
Let’s wait for more information to come.