OnePlus 8 Carriers UK – Where Are ALL The Deals!?

by | 15/08/2020 7:05 pm
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UPDATE: OnePlus 8 + 8 Pro Exclusive To Three In The UK

Want to pick up the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro on contract in the UK? You’ll need to do it via Three – it has an exclusive on both phones…

You can see all of Three’s plans for the OnePlus 8 below:

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And here’s a statement from Three: “Three is offering the OnePlus 8 128GB from £29 upfront and £44 per month on a 24-month contract with unlimited calls, texts, and 4GB data. Packages available also include unlimited calls, texts, and data on the OnePlus 8 Pro 128GB with pricing starting at £29 upfront and £63 per month on a 24-month contract. All contracts also include a free set of Bullets Wireless 2 headphones.”

In the USA, you can pick up the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro from April 29 via the following carriers:

  • Verizon Verizon’s offering an onyx black version of the OnePlus 8, as well as its carrier-exclusive polar-silver color option, which is called the OnePlus 8 5G UW inside its store. This model will run on Verizon’s ultra-wideband 5G network and you can pick it up from $33.33 per month on 24-month contracts.
  • T-Mobile – T-Mobile will also get an exclusive color too; it’s called interstellar glow. The OnePlus 8 will run on T-Mobile’s 5G network too. Prices for the phone start from $29.17 per month on 24-month contracts

Interested in the difference between the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro? Use our handy table below to see how their specs and hardware differ:

OnePlus 8OnePlus 8 Pro

Display:

6.55-inch 90Hz Fluid AMOLED
2400x1080 (20:9)
HDR10+
Gorilla Glass 6
Display:

6.7-inch 120Hz Fluid AMOLED
3168x1440 (19.8:9)
HDR10+
3D Gorilla Glass
CPU: 

Snapdragon 865
1 x 2.84GHz A77
3 x 2.42GHz A77
4 x 1.80GHz A55
7nm
CPU: 

Snapdragon 865
1 x 2.84GHz A77
3 x 2.42GHz A77
4 x 1.80GHz A55
7nm
RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR4XRAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5
Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS3.0Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS3.0
Camera (REAR): 

#1) 48MP, 0.8um
f/1.75, OIS
4K at 60fps

#2) 2MP, 1.75um
f/2.4, macro lens

#3) 16MP, 1.0um
f/2.2, ultra-wide lens
116° FoV

Camera (REAR): 

#1) 48MP, 1.12um
f/1.78, OIS
4K at 60fps

#2) 8MP, 1.0um
f/2.4, OIS, telephoto
3x hybrid zoom

#3) 48MP
f/2.2, wide-angle, 119° FoV

#4) 5MP Color Filter
LTE/5G: YESLTE/5G: YES
Dimensions:Dimensions:
Battery: 4300mAh
Battery: 4510mAh
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If you’re looking to get the OnePlus 8/OnePlus 8 Pro on contract in the UK, Three has an exclusive on both models – check out all the current deals here. 

In the USA? Verizon has the best deals for the OnePlus 8 – view all deals here.

Our original report continues below…


As of right now, no UK carriers have confirmed any OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro deals, although we expect this to change in the coming weeks and months.

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have only just gone up for pre-order, following their official launch on April 14. Those that pre-order the OnePlus 8 will receive the handset within six days of ordering one.

In the US, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will go on sale on April 29.

What UK Networks Carry OnePlus 8?

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro are both 5G handsets, so any network that picks them up will have to have 5G capabilities. EE had the OnePlus 7 Pro and that phone ran on its 5G network, so we’d expect EE to possibly carry both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

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Three, Vodafone, and O2 all also have 5G services in the UK, so they’re a potential candidate for the OnePlus 8 too.

But the fact that no carriers or networks have confirmed the OnePlus 8 at launch is kind of odd. Usually, whenever a new phone launches, my inbox lights up with emails from EE, O2, Vodafone, and Three, confirming support for the new phone as well as embargoed details about how much it will cost.

This didn’t happen with the OnePlus 8. And that’s kind of odd.

Could One UK Network Get A OnePlus 8 Exclusive?

One reason for this could be that one UK network has snagged exclusive rights to the OnePlus 8 range in the UK, but is currently under-embargo and cannot confirm it just yet.

Perhaps OnePlus wants a grace period for sales via its store before it allows the networks to start marketing the handset? Because both phones are 5G capable, the exclusive carrier angle might make sense, especially in the UK, as only a couple of networks have what you’d describe as good 5G coverage.

If I were a betting man, I’d say the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro could well be an EE (or Three) exclusive. Both of these UK networks have huge install bases and the biggest 5G networks in the country right now.

If OnePlus was going to do an exclusive carrier deal in the UK, it’d almost certainly be with either EE or Three.

In the meantime, if you want to pick yourself up either the OnePlus 8 or the OnePlus 8, you can do so via OnePlus’s official store – prices start at £599 for the OnePlus 8 and £799 for the OnePlus 8 Pro.

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