OnePlus is expected to bring on its new two-tier strategy today – its new phone will also have a Pro variant. With more advanced features, it will be better-equipped to fight competing flagships, while the vanilla OnePlus 7 will be available for those who seek a similar experience on a tighter budget. The top-specced model will be a 5G-connected version of the Pro.
Here’s what we expect from the event today.
OnePlus 7 Pro
The co-founders have essentially confirmed that the OnePlus 7 Pro will sport an HDR10+ screen with 90Hz refresh rate. DisplayMate already tested it and gave it a glowing review – an A+ rating. The screen will be notch-less, thanks to a pop-up selfie camera, and (according to rumors) it will be larger than the vanilla model (6.64”) and it will be OnePlus’ 1440p display.
The phone will also be the company’s to feature a triple camera. Teaser camera samples show ultra-wide, regular and tele cameras. The tele camera will offer 3x optical zoom.
Like HMD, OnePlus has enlisted the help of photographers to help promote its new camera. This includes a partnership with National Geographic and Three UK.
Officially, the Pro will feature a stronger vibration motor. There will be no IP rating and no wireless charging. Unofficially, it is expected to have stereo speakers, but that hasn’t been backed by solid evidence yet.
Renders have revealed the phone in Nebula Blue and Mirror Gray as well as Almond.
The first OnePlus 7 Pro units will be available starting on May 17.
A spec comparison leaked earlier this month, here it is in table form:
|Phone||OnePlus 7||OnePlus 7 Pro|
|OS||Android Pie with Oxygen OS||Android Pie with Oxygen OS|
|Display||6.2″ AMOLED, 60 Hz, Full HD+||6.64″, AMOLED, 90 Hz, QHD+|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855||Snapdragon 855|
|RAM||6 GB||10 GB|
|Rear Camera 1||48 MP||48 MP|
|Rear Camera 2||Telephoto||Telephoto|
|Rear Camera 3||N/A||Ultra wide-angle|
|Front camera||In a notch||Pop-up mechanism|
|Battery||4,150 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Charging||30W Warp Charge via USB-C||30W Warp Charge via USB-C|
|Fingerprint scanner||Under the display||Under the display|
|Dimensions||157.7 x 74.8 x 8.1 mm||162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm|
The OnePlus 7 will closely resemble the 6T. We’ve seen renders that show a waterdrop notch on the smaller (6.2”) screen. It’s expected to remain at 1080p 60Hz, though it might get the stereo speakers of the Pro.
The vanilla model will have only two cameras on the back, the second is expected to be a telephoto module (zoom unknown). Naturally, both phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, but there will probably be differences in the RAM/storage options.
OnePlus 7 5G model
The 5G model will be based on the OnePlus 7 Pro and it will use the Snapdragon X50 modem. It will be available in the UK, exclusive to EE. It’s not clear if it will be available in the US and other markets.
|OnePlus 7 Pro||Europe||India|
OnePlus is expected to unveil the new Bullets Wireless 2 headphones as well as a Warp Charger for the car (plus new Warp-compatible cables). There will be new cases too, including the fan-favorites Sandstone, Silicone Red and Karbon.