OnePlus is gearing up to launch its flagship smartphone OnePlus 7, soon. As any other company would do, it has also started teasing it (smartphone) on social media. Although the company hasn’t revealed any about the smartphone, however, leaks, and rumors girdling around have already surfaced. So, let’s take a deep look at what the company is coming up with.
A Moment Of Silence
OnePlus, a company more focused on accepting users seemed to have stopped listening to them. Yes, to technical advancements it still to some extent depends on the users, but what about those who are what company calls “OnePlus fans”?. The OnePlus 6T isn’t old yet, although, OnePlus 7 has given 6T a good validation period, unlike what 6T did to OnePlus 6. That said, let jump back to topic.
Design And Display
It looks like OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro will adopt a new look for its newest range with a mechanism to hide the front camera, apparently allowing for both phones to hide the front camera, apparently allowing both phones to rock a full-screen display without a notch.
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The latest case renders showcased the look of the device. A stunning display that covers the entire front of the phone which means slim bezels. There are holes along the bottom of the case for SIM, card tray, USB-C port and speaker (no headphone jack). The back of the phone shows a vertically stacked triple-lens camera setup. A large hole in the top of the case apparently for a rising selfie camera.
Well, much like OnePlus 7, the 7 Pro will mirror the design, for the most part, will add rounded edges with almost no bezels around the display. A snapshot of the device’ design confirms that the phone will sport a massive 6.67-inch AMOLED display.
As these are the flagship smartphones, OnePlus has added the latest and greatest hardware into the devices. According to a leaked image, the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro would come with Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with 8GB RAM and coupled by 256GB storage. According to an online retailer, the phone will have a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support and a choice of 128GB or 256GB of storage space.
The phone might not have wireless charging, as OnePlus CEO Pete Lau at MWC 2019 said, wireless charging is an inferior version of cable charging and the company isn’t looking to implement. OnePlus prides itself on its fast cable charging and boasts of being able to refill 50 percent of a battery in just 20 minutes.
Great quality strong cameras are mandatory for OnePlus smartphones. It seems the OnePlus is looking to up its game through the triple-lens camera to both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The leaked image reportedly from a OnePlus 7 Pro’s About phone page shows what we can expect from that variant’s camera suite.
A 48-megapixel main lens along with 16-megapixel lens and an 8-megapixel lens. The lens details are not known as of now, but it is likely that the second lens is a wide-angle lens and the third 8-megapixel lens is a 2x telephoto zoom lens.
However, if Giztop’s store page is to be believed the OnePlus 7 is said to be featuring a 48-megapixel primary lens, joined by a 20-megapixel secondary lens, and a 5-megapixel tertiary lens. The pop-up selfie camera is also listed as 16 megapixels. Nothing can be trusted true, so take the listing with a pinch of salt.
Release Date And Pricing
The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will be unveiled on May 14 in 4 places;
- Pier 94, New York, at 11 PM ET on May 14
- Printworks, London, at 4 PM BT on May 14
- BIEC, Bangalore, at 8:15 PM IST on May 14
- Yanqi Lake, Beijing, at 2 PM PT on May 16
It is interesting to see, OnePlus has only noted the OnePlus 7 Pro in its announcement of the events. We are not sure if that means that there will be only one OnePlus 7 phone or OnePlus 7 Pro or the OnePlus 7 Pro is simply the flagship in a series of Oneplus 7 devices.
As far as pricing goes, the OnePlus 6T came in at around US$550, so it’s likely the OnePlus 7 range will start at around that price as well, however, there will a price bump. Giztop lists the OnePlus 7 at US$569. As mentioned earlier, nothing is official, so take this piece of information with a pinch of salt. We will update as and when we get to know anything about it.