OnePlus 7 Pro: All you need to know

OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus has massively grown its user base over the recent years thanks to some awesome devices, but the company’s best moment must have been when it officially arrived in the U.S. via T-Mobile with the OnePlus 6T in late 2018.

To build on this success, the company has an even better phone dubbed OnePlus 7 Pro. By all means, this is the first true flagship phone the company has released and even though it skimps on one or two features, it stands out in three core areas: the display screen, performance speed, and price.

If you are in the market for a new phone and are still unsure about the OnePlus 7 Pro, we have put together the essential stuff you need to know about this phone, be it the latest news, specs, pricing and availability, software updates, and so on.

OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone

Latest news

June 03, 2019: Official support for the TWRP recovery is now available for the OnePlus 7 Pro. You can download the official build of OnePlus 7 Pro TWRP. See the TWRP section below download link of official TWRP, and help with installing it.

For those who can’t get the grasp of it, well TWRP recovery is a custom recovery that allows you to install custom software on your device, including stuff like root (superSU and Magisk) and custom ROMs.

May 22, 2019: OnePlus has opened the beta testing for those willing to try Android Q on their brand new OnePlus 7 Pro handset. Being an initial rollout, the company has already identified some problems that you can expect to find in the software, but they should be ironed out with time as we edge closer to the stable rollout.

There is more to this story here.

The Chinese company has also promised to release a software update that will make the camera on the Pro “substantially better” than it is. This update will be made available in a weeks time or so, but we still don’t know if it will first grace the Open Beta channel before going stable.

May 15, 2019: OnePlus is rolling out a first-day update to the OnePlus 7 Pro as OxygenOS 9.5.2. The update has plenty that it brings to the device besides the latest Android security patch available from OnePlus – April 2019.

As part of the new OTA, OnePlus 7 Pro users will also receive a new DC Dimming feature, Fnatic gaming mode, improved scrolling, improved Digital Wellbeing, and so on. The update weighs about 500MB. More details here.

May 14, 2019: At the OnePlus 7 Pro launch event, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G were also unveiled. These two sit on either side of the OnePlus 7 Pro, but none of them will be sold in the U.S. The former is essentially the same OnePlus 6T with improved internals while the latter is the Pro model with a 5G modem.

Both phones will be sold in Europe and Asia, with UK’s EE and Finland’s Elisa already on the list of carriers set to bring the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G to Europe. More details here.

OnePlus 7 Pro tri-lens camera

OnePlus 7 Pro specifications

  • 6.67-inch 19.5:9 QHD+ (3140×1440) Fluid AMOLED display, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
  • 6GB or 8GB or 12GB RAM
  • 128GB or 256GB storage
  • Tri-lens main camera: 48MP (f/1.6, OIS, EIS)+ 16MP (f/2.2, 117° ultra-wide) + 8MP (telephoto, f/2.4, 3x zoom, OIS)
  • 16MP (f/2.0) pop-up selfie camera
  • 4000mAh battery
  • OxygenOS on top of Android Pie

Some of the extras you also find on OnePlus 7 Pro include Bluetooth 5.0, in-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock, USB Type-C, NFC, 30W Warp Charge, dual stereo speakers, noise cancellation support, and Dolby Atmos. Unfortunately, there’s no 3.5mm audio jack, a feature that was first dropped with the launch of OnePlus 6T.

The optics also come with plenty of extras that include UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image, Multi Autofocus (PDAF+LAF+CAF), and Dual LED Flash on the main camera and things like face unlock, HDR, screen flash, face retouching, and more on the pop-up selfie camera.

Just so you know, it’s possible to bring some of the new features over to your aging OnePlus 6 and 6T.

Price and availability

OnePlus 7 Pro was launched on May 14th in New York City. The phone was available for purchase as from May 17th. However, those who wished to get an early look at the device could do so on May 14th and May 15th, although this was limited to T-Mobile Signature Store Takeover Events in New York, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Miami.

In 2018, OnePlus went into the $700 segment with OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition and this year, OnePlus 7 Pro was expected to debut at a price close to this, which was actually the case.

The base model of OnePlus 7 Pro goes for $669. To get your hands on the 8/256GB model, an extra $30 should do the trick and for the ultimate 12GB RAM and 256GB storage option, you only need $749. For what you get, these prices are some of the best out there, but not unbeatable, which is what we’ve gotten used to seeing from OnePlus.

Why not unbeatable? Well, check out this: Why Asus ZenFone 6 is making prospective OnePlus 7 Pro buyers think twice.

Tips and tricks

OnePlus 7 Pro has plenty of features hidden in OxygenOS that you might never get to find out on your own. Thus, we have the tips and tricks below that we think will help you get the most out of your device.

Also, do keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader of your OnePlus 7 Pro will void its Widevine L1 certification.

Software update

OnePlus 7 Pro software updates

Google released the first public Android Q beta update at the I/O 2019. During the event, the search giant revealed that more devices will take part in this year’s beta testing program. OnePlus 6T was among the list of devices to participate, but not the only one from OnePlus.

Once you get hold of your OnePlus 7 Pro, an update to Android Q beta will be waiting for you, if interested. It’s similar to last year’s OnePlus 6 launch, where the device was immediately welcomed into the Android Pie beta program following its release.

As for the stable Q update, it should arrive shortly after Google releases the stable version to the Pixels in August 2019. Also, the OnePlus 7 Pro will receive two years of Android OS upgrades and three years of Android security patches.

To keep an eye on all the latest software updates related to OnePlus 7 Pro, be sure to bookmark the link below:

Best cases

OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the most beautiful phones to lay eyes on and even better, holding it in your hand. However, being a glass-made smartphone, it’s bound to take some roughing at some point that will have an impact on it. To stay safe, you need a good case and luckily, we have a collection of them for you.

Best accessories

We also have a bunch of accessories we think will come in handy for your OnePlus 7 Pro, so check them out below.

Also, if you want a good case or other OnePlus 7 Pro accessories, T-Mobile has some amazing discounts.

Problems and solutions

No device that is mass-produced is usually perfect out of the box and so is the OnePlus 7 Pro, which has had a share of problems since going on sale in mid-May. Some of these issues need replacing the faulty units with new ones while others can be fixed through software updates.

Regardless of your OnePlus 7 Pro problem, we have your back. Check out the links below for solutions to any (or most) of the problems you’re facing on your device.

If none of the above addresses your specific concern, we’ve also put together a log of all OnePlus 7 Pro problems and possible solutions in one place for easy access.

TWRP Recovery

You can download the official TWRP recovery build for your OnePlus 7 Pro from > here.

But to be able to install the TWRP, you will first need to unlock the bootloader of your device. See these links for help:

So, there you go. Did we miss anything that you’d like to know about OnePlus 7 Pro? Let us know in the comment section below!