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Here's your first glimpse at the OnePlus 8 Pro

(Image credit: TrueTech)

OnePlus is already thinking about its first big smartphone release of 2020, if a newly leaked phone sketch is any indication.

The folks over at TrueTech have published sketches of what they say is an official sketch for the upcoming OnePlus 8 Pro. There's no telling whether the sketches are real, of course, so be sure to take them with the proverbial grain of salt. But they would at the very least tell us quite a bit about OnePlus' plans, if they are accurate.

For one, the front of the device clearly shows a screen that entirely covers its face. Interestingly, the sketch shows two different designs, with one featuring a single punch-hole camera on the front and the other featuring dual punch-hole cameras.

On the rear, OnePlus is apparently planning to deliver a quad-lens camera array on the back.

If all this sounds familiar, it's because OnePlus delivered similar-looking devices in the OnePlus 7 lineup it unveiled this year. But to keep the all-screen front panel on this year's devices, the company opted for a pop-up selfie camera. The sketches suggest OnePlus has nixed that idea in favor of the punch-hole concept popularized by Samsung.

We've been hearing a few grumblings about the OnePlus 8 Pro in recent weeks. One of those rumors has suggested the device will indeed come with a dual punch-hole design. Another said the display could offer 120Hz functionality, making it one of the higher-end options on the market.

What none of those rumors discussed is when we can expect the OnePlus 8 Pro to hit store shelves. All signs are pointing to it launching sometime in the first half of 2020, but exactly when — and how much it will cost — are unknown.

Still, there's a good chance we'll be hearing more about the phone's release date and other key rumors in the coming weeks and months as we inch closer to its launch.

Don Reisinger is a communications strategist, consultant, and copywriter who has also written for many leading technology and business publications including CNET, Fortune Magazine and The New York Times, as well as Tom's Guide.