OnePlus is offering everyone a chance to review the OnePlus 8 before it launches. How? Well, we'll explain that in a minute. But first, let us mention that this whole deal is going through OnePlus 'The Lab' platform, which is back yet again.
This is not the first time OnePlus is offering its consumers a chance to review one of its flagships before it arrives, the OnePlus 8 is just last in the line of them.
10 people will be able to review the OnePlus 8 flagship
10 of you can get the OnePlus 8 in for a review, before it even launches. All you have to do is fill out the company's application. After that, the community will review the application, and announce the winners on April 2.
Applications close on April 1, by the way. You should also know that 6 out of 10 seats are reserved for OnePlus' forum users. It's also worth noting that people who create an account after 'The Lab' is announced are not considered as forum users.
You can apply from this point until 5 PM HKT on April 1. Only English and French entries, by the way. You'll need to enter some personal information, preference of creation format, and you'll also face a little test to show your competence.
Current OnePlus users are asked "how would you recommend your phone to your friends?". Non-OnePlus users are asked to "write a review of an old phone as if you were still using it today".
OnePlus will select reviewers according to their writing, photography, and videography skills… and most importantly, creativity. OnePlus is also recommending you to create in various formats when you apply.
'The Lab' has been around since the OnePlus 6
The Lab has been around since the OnePlus 6, by the way, and it has been quite an interesting platform. The phone will ship to winners before the launch, but the reviews will not be published before the OnePlus 8 drops.
It's also worth noting that OnePlus did not mention the OnePlus 8 by name at any point during this announcement. The company said the following: "we will ship the mysterious new phone to your hands, BEFORE THE LAUNCH EVENT!"
It's quite obvious what phone OnePlus is talking about, though. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are expected to launch in April, and 'The Lab' announcement pretty much confirms that.
A well-known tipster suggested that the two devices will arrive on April 15. That is probably accurate information, but OnePlus still did not confirm the exact launch date.
The OnePlus 8 Lite was also mentioned recently, but that handset probably won't launch on April 15. It is expected to arrive at a later date, as a mid-ranger. If you'd like to apply for 'The Lab', hit this link, and read carefully.