OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro: Fluid HDR+ screen, fast UFS3 storage, 3 cameras and everything you must know
In a couple of weeks from now, OnePlus is expected to launch the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The launch is scheduled for May 14. It is a global launch happening in 3 cities at the same time- New York, Bengaluru, and London. Now, ahead of the event, a number of details about the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro have been leaked, or they have been revealed by OnePlus, and they all paint a picture of two phones that are going to be incredibly fast in some unique ways.
Since its very beginning OnePlus has focussed on fast performance, but this year, it seems the company is going all out in its bid to create phones that are butter smooth when being used. And hence it is focussing not only on processor, which is going to be the flagship-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7, but also on some other components like screen and storage.
So what all do we know about the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7? A lot actually! Let's classify this information in two categories: known because OnePlus talked about them and known because leakers on Twitter gonna leak.
OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7: Everything OnePlus has revealed
OnePlus has revealed more about the OnePlus 7 Pro than it has about the OnePlus 7. In fact, not even the name OnePlus 7 has been confirmed. Only the name OnePlus 7 Pro exists right now officially, but it is safe to assume that there is also going to be OnePlus 7 because OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had confirmed to the India Today Tech in an interview earlier that there are going to be more than one OnePlus phones this year at the launch event.
It is expected that the regular OnePlus 7 is meant for those who want flagship-class performance without spending a premium while the OnePlus 7 Pro aims to redefine the flagship class of smartphones.
From whatever OnePlus has revealed so far, it is safe to say that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have:
-- A unique OLED screen that will be first-of-its-kind, at least for an Android phone in India, with a refresh rate of 90Hz. This will likely ensure that the user interface and gaming is ultra smooth on the OnePlus 7 Pro.
-- An advertisement in New York Times confirmed that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have three rear cameras and that its screen will be edge-to-edge with no notch or thick bezels. The front camera will use a pop-up mechanism. So far OnePlus has also hinted that this 3-camera setup is going to be a huge improvement over the earlier and existing OnePlus cameras. A US tech website earlier shot some photos with the OnePlus 7 Pro camera and found that its zoom lens offering 3X zoom was impressive. Then OnePlus has helped photographers in Indian magazines- Harper's Bazaar and GQ- shoot their cover photos for their respective May editions with the OnePlus 7 Pro camera. And finally, you have three photos of a crow- really a crow, OnePlus? - shared by the company on social media to highlight that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have three lenses- regular, wide-angle and zoom.
-- The OnePlus May 14 event invite hints that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a curvier design and could be slimmer compared to the existing OnePlus 6T.
-- On Monday, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have UFS 3.0 storage. What does that mean? It means the speed for the storage used in the OnePlus 7 Pro could be 2X faster compared to the current UFS 2.1 found in most flagship phones. In fact, chances are that the OnePlus 7 Pro will be the first phone available in the market with UFS 3.0. This, too, is likely to add to the speed of OnePlus 7 Pro and its lag-free user experience.
-- OnePlus 7 Pro is going waterproof for all practical purposes- it may even survive a drop in a bucket full of water. But it won't carry IP rating and you should not go swimming with it, hints OnePlus.
-- The OnePlus 7 Pro screen supports HDR+, so possibly more contrast and better colours. It is also a screen that has already been rated A+ or, in other words, the absolute best by DisplayMate, an agency that tests smartphone screens.
Everything that has been leaked about OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro
Now, comes the fun part. While OnePlus is talking of features, the leaksters on Twitter are talking of specs and prices of the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro.
Leaked information from various sources suggest that the OnePlus 7 Pro will get a 6.6-inch 2K AMOLED display with curved edges and a refresh rate of 90Hz. With the help of a motorised pop-up camera, the company is likely eliminating the display notch.
As far as the hardware is concerned, both- the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro- are going to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. There will be at least 6GB RAM and 128GB storage but variants with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage are also expected. The OnePlus 7 Pro may come with a 4000mAh battery with the faster Warp Charge 30 charging technology, first introduced by OnePlus in the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
Of the three cameras in the OnePlus 7 Pro, the main camera is expected to use a 48-megapixel image sensor, and it will be accompanied by an 8-megapixel camera using a zoom lens, and a 16-megapixel camera using a wide-angle lens. The OnePlus 7 is expected to come with two cameras: the regular 48-megapixel camera and the 16-megapixel wide-angle camera.
Rumours suggest that OnePlus 7 will come with a smaller 6.2-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with a notch on the top.
OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 availability and India prices
Both the OnePlus 7 Pro and the OnePlus 7 are expected to be on sale in India from May 14. Already, the Notify Me page for the devices is live on the Amazon India website, which has usually sold OnePlus devices in India online. Apart from the websites- Amazon India and OnePlus India- the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro will also be expected to go on sale in the various OnePlus offline stores as well as stores run by retail partners of OnePlus.
The price bit is trickier right now. Only bit you can say with confirmation is that the OnePlus 7 Pro is going to cost more as compared to the OnePlus7. The price of the OnePlus 7 is expected to be around Rs 40,000, possibly Rs 39,999. The price of the OnePlus 7 Pro could start from a tantalising- it's cheaper than expected if accurate given all new tech inside the OnePlus 7 Pro - Rs 49,999, according to leaks. This will be for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The price for top-end variant with 12GB RAM and. 256GB storage is expected to go up to Rs 57,999.