The OnePlus 8 Pro ushers in a bunch of firsts for the humble Android phone maker. Itâ€™s the first OnePlus display with a hole-punch camera and a 120Hz refresh rate. Itâ€™s the first OnePlus phone with wireless charging and a quad-camera. Itâ€™s the first time OnePlus has made Wi-Fi 6 and 5G standard. Heck, itâ€™s even the first OnePlus phone with IP-rated water resistance.
Itâ€™s also the first OnePlus handset to top a thousand bucks (with tax), more than three times the cost of the original OnePlus One. To be fair, things have changed quite a bit since 2014, when Samsungâ€™s flagship Galaxy S5 cost just $650 off-contract. But even though OnePlus can claim the 8 Pro costs $300 less than the closest apples-to-apples comparison Galaxy phone, a four-figure sticker price is still much more shocking on a OnePlus phone than a Samsung one.