OnePlus has today unveiled the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro at an event in New York City. The much-leaked phones have been the talk of the Android fraternity for months now, but only the latter will be available in the U.S.
Here are the major specs:
- 6.7-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ (3120×1440) Fluid AMOLED screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
- 6GB or 8GB or 12GB RAM
- 128GB or 256GB storage
- Tri-lens main camera: 48MP (standard) + 16MP (ultra-wide) + 8MP (telephoto)
- 16MP pop-up selfie camera
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS
From the onset, it’s clear that OnePlus is very proud of one thing – the new display screen it calls Fluid AMOLED. Like the 6T, this one is also home to the fingerprint scanner, but it goes further to include things like HDR10 and HDR10+ and up to 800 nits brightness. The company says the curved, no-notch 6.7-inch panel costs 2-3 times more than others.
To achieve the no-notch design, OnePlus 7 Pro has a retractable selfie camera that pops up when you need it and goes back into hiding when done, leaving you with a full-screen panel without any of the blemishes seen on other phones.
OnePlus says the pop-up selfie mechanism has been tested over 300,000 times, which amounts to about 150 times per day for over 5 years. It takes only 0.53 seconds for the 16MP selfie camera to pop up.
However, it is the 90Hz refresh rate that makes it even better. This becomes the first mainstream smartphone to offer this kind of refresh rate and on top of that, we are talking about a Samsung-made AMOLED panel with a QHD+ (3120×1440) resolution.
This becomes the first OnePlus device to go past 1080p display resolution. The glass part of the OnePlus 7 Pro is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
On the back of the phone is a tri-lens camera featuring a massive 48MP standard lens in the middle flanked by a 16MP ultra-wide lens (117 degrees) at the top and an 8MP telephoto lens at the bottom. The latter sensor supports up to 3x optical zoom and optical image stabilization.
On the inside, the OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor allied to 6GB or 8GB RAM, but you can still get up to 12GB RAM. The phone has a feature OnePlus calls RAM Boost that analyses your usage and further optimizes the RAM to accommodate up to 64 apps simultaneously.
For the storage, UFS 3.0 comes into play, making OnePlus 7 Pro 79% faster compared to devices with UFS 2.1. By doing this, the device becomes the first mainstream to adopt this storage. The phone also comes with a liquid cooling system to keep everything cool.
To keep it alive is a massive 4000mAh unit and for charging, there is Warp Charge that gets you up to 50% battery juice after just 20 minutes of charging. Unfortunately, OnePlus isn’t saying anything about Power Delivery support or even wireless charging.
OnePlus has also included an upgraded vibration motor that it says is bigger, more powerful and supposedly way better than any of the previous ones. For the software, the usual OxygenOS runs on top of Android 9 Pie, with a promise of at least two OS upgrades and three years of security updates.
OnePlus 7 Pro starts selling on May 17th priced at $669 for the base model, but early enthusiasts can get hands-on with one of these at T-Mobile Signature Store Takeover Events in New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami today and tomorrow. The phone will be available in Nebula Blue, Mirror Gray, and Almond paint jobs.