OnePlus 8 preview: Everything we know so far

UPDATED: Leaked OnePlus 8 renders and an official April launch date

A few months have passed since the OnePlus 7T hit stores, which means it's right about time for OnePlus 8 leaks to start pouring out.

Right on cue, we've seen a barrage of rumours and reports in recent months about what the OnePlus 8 will look like, how many models there will be, and when we might see it. And even OnePlus has already announced some details.

Here's what we're expecting from the OnePlus 8, and be sure to check back - we'll be updating this right up to the official reveal.

(Leaked OnePlus 8 renders via WinFuture)

What will the OnePlus 8 look like?

Journalist Roland Quandt and WinFuture have shared what look to be official leaked renders of the standard OnePlus 8 in a trio of colours, including the stunning "Glow" variant seen at the top of the screen and a subtle green.

The images show a OnePlus 8 design that skips the current waterdrop notch in favor of a tiny camera cutout in the upper left corner. It also shows a curved display, which we haven't seen on the core OnePlus models in the past. The back here looks pretty similar to that of the OnePlus 7 Pro, with the vertically stacked triple-camera setup and an otherwise understated approach.

The photo in the section above purports to show actor Robert Downey Jr. - official OnePlus brand ambassador - wielding what is believed to be the OnePlus 8 Pro during a recent commercial shoot for the handset. OnePlus has a history of staged "leaks" in the past, so the probability of that seems quite high here.