OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro series to launch today: Expected price, specifications and all you need to know
After subjected to leaks and teasers for the last few months, we will finally be seeing the OnePlus 7 series tonight. For the first time since the OnePlus 3, the company is introducing two smartphones together for the first time. The launch event is happening in Bengaluru through a global event that will see the latest OnePlus products unveiled simultaneously in European and American markets at the same time. The launch event will be live-streamed on the company's website from 8 pm IST.
The major highlight of the event with the new OnePlus 7 series that will officially be introduced as the successor to the OnePlus 6T. The OnePlus 7 Pro, which is being actively promoted across social media channels and newspapers, is the company's first attempt at doing an ultra-premium smartphone with flagship features. Along with that, there will be a OnePlus 7 that will act as a logical successor to the OnePlus 6T with a relatively affordable price.
If you are a OnePlus fan or belong to the community, and are looking forward to the event, here's a brief about all that's set to launch tonight.
OnePlus 7 Pro
--The OnePlus 7 Pro is supposed to be a proper flagship smartphone, as the leaks and rumours have suggested so far. The OnePlus 7 Pro is expected to be presented as a rival to the Apple iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10, with prices expected to start from Rs 49,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM. There will be a 12GB RAM variant with 256GB storage that could cost close to Rs 58,000.
--Similar to previous OnePlus smartphones, the OnePlus 7 Pro will indeed come with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Oxygen OS based on Android 9 Pie is expected to be on board looking after the daily errands.
--Since the OnePlus 7 Pro will be an ultra-premium flagship, OnePlus is rumoured to offer a 90Hz Curved AMOLED display with Quad HD+ resolution. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau already said that the display is three times costlier than other conventional displays on other phones, thereby indirectly hinting towards the 90Hz Refresh Rate.
--Wired got hands-on with an earlier prototype device confirming a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a 3X optical zoom camera. Another cover photoshoot for the National Geographic magazine confirmed the presence of a wide-angle camera. The leaks have suggested a combination of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor along with a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera, and we wouldn't be surprised if this information is proven true.
--Similar to many Oppo and Vivo phones, the OnePlus 7 Pro will make use of a pop-up selfie camera to eliminate the display notch.
--The leaks have also suggested that OnePlus will carry over the 30W Warp Charge from the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
--The OnePlus 7 is broadly expected to be similar to the OnePlus 6T, albeit with updated specifications. The base variant of the OnePlus 7 is expected to touch the Rs 40,000 mark this year.
--The OnePlus 7, as the leaks suggest, will have a conventional 60Hz Full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch on top. It will still get the optical in-display fingerprint sensor.
--In terms of internal specifications, the OnePlus 7 will be powered by the same Snapdragon 855 chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It will run on Oxygen OS based on Android 9 Pie.
--The rear cameras is where the OnePlus 7 is expected to differ from the OnePlus 7 Pro. Instead of triple camera setup, the OnePlus 7 will have a dual camera system, with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
Other OnePlus stuff expected at tonight's launch
--Although OnePlus hasn't talked about it an accidental post from a YouTube blogger suggested that we might see an updated OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 and a Car charger with support for Warp Charge 30.