Yesterday, OnePlus revealed the latest iteration of their next-in-line upgrades to current smartphone series named OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. As some might see this time around OnePlus has announced 2 phones at the same time.
The OnePlus 7 is just a slight upgrade to the current 6T smartphone. The OP7 comes with an updated CPU Snapdragon 855 and GPU Adreno 640. The OP7 also comes with bump to camera with the latest sensor and features a dual camera setup of 48MP and 5MP at the back. Rest the phone carries the same hardware as the 6T, with same body and design to screen ration and size to the selfie camera, OnePlus didn’t feel like changing anything over.
The OnePlus 7 will be available in Mirror Gray and Red (which is exclusive to China and India, sorry Europe). Then again, the US won’t be getting the phone so it could be worse.
But the main Show stopper of the event was the OnePlus 7 Pro. The true upgrade for 2019. The OP7 Pro is a major redesign over the OP7 have some serious improvements to screen, camera and audio.
OP7 Pro features a new 6.67” Fluid AMOLED panel that is capable of producing QHD+ resolution at the 90Hz refresh, a first for OnePlus. Besides the higher pixel density, the new screen also boosts HDR10+ colours.
The phone features a true notch-less design screen with the selfie camera (same 16MP camera as OP7 and 6T) hidden behind that will rise with the help of a motor. OnePlus claims the mechanism has been tested and will last for 5 years with daily usage of 150 times. With all that extra space OnePlus was able to fit a 1440×3120 pixels 19.5:9 screen with a 516 PPI density. The phone comes with a curve design screen (similar design to Samsung note 9 and s10) and will feature Corning Gorilla Glass from front to back.
OnePlus also made significant changes to the camera department. The OP7 Pro will feature company’s first triple camera on the back. The main camera uses a large Sony IMX586 sensor with a 48MP resolution paired with a 8MP telephoto camera that offers 3x optical zoom through optical image stabilization and lastly a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera. The trio camera setup will be able to record 4k/60fps videos and 2 slow-motion modes 1080p/240fps and 720p/480fps. Additionally, the trio is coupled with a dual LED flash and laser autofocus to click sharper and more detailed image.
OnePlus claims this new camera setup will boosts the camera performance of the OP7 Pro to levels above the flagship phones and will be loved by camera enthusiasts equally.
OnePlus also upgraded the onscreen fingerprint sensor to a larger 3rd generation sensor which now makes it even faster and almost unlocks instantly.
OnePlus in collaboration with Dolby developed stereo speakers for the OP7 Pro. The phone features Dolby Atmos sound, but again ditches the 3.5mm jack and DAC support. Even though Samsung s10 still boost a 3.5mm jack, OnePlus again decided to let go that much requested feature.
The phone will feature a new 10-layer vapor chamber cooling system which will be cooling the Snapdragon 855 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU, enabling users to play at high performance without overheating and throttling. The phone will have up-to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage onboard, though there isn’t any expansion option beyond that.
The phone has a large 4000mAh battery with the new Warp Charge 30 technology which pushes 30 Volts while charging able to fully charge the phone in 30minutes. The Warp Charge also have the ability to control the temperature of the device and adjust itself accordingly so that you can game while you charge and phone won’t heat up.
With the OnePlus building features specially to entice the gamers, the company also collaborated with Fnatic Gaming(Esports Gaming Organization) to introduce a special Fnatic Mode, which when enabled while gaming will totally block pesky notifications and reduce the background internet usage so the gaming session doesn’t lag and get interrupted.
Although all this also comes at a cost, OnePlus 7 Pro will cost $670 for 6/128GB model up to $750 for 12/256GB model. While the OnePlus 7 will cost $500 for 6/128GB model up to $600 for 8/256GB model.