- OnePlus is announcing its new OnePlus 7 “Pro” smartphone on May 14.
- The company has already released a few details of what to expect in its next big smartphone.
- As with any unreleased smartphone, if there aren’t facts, there are rumours. Check out what we know and heard about the OnePlus 7 series.
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Rather than letting the rumour mill conjure up a bunch of things about its upcoming smartphones, OnePlus has offered at least a few details up front.
We know for a fact that OnePlus is releasing a OnePlus 7 “Pro,” but a regular OnePlus 7 model is still stuck in the rumour mill.
Below, you’ll find everything we know about the OnePlus 7 Pro and the regular OnePlus 7, starting off with things we know and tapering off into good old-fashioned rumours. Surprisingly, there are more confirmed specs and features for the OnePlus 7 Pro than there are rumours.
Check it out:
We know the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a “super smooth” display.
By “super smooth,” Lau’s comment could be tied to the rumours that OnePlus’s upcoming smartphone will have a 90Hz refresh rate (most smartphones have a 60Hz refresh rate). That’s to say the OnePlus 7 Pro display will have a “smoother” appearance than most smartphones when swiping around the device.
We know the OnePlus 7 Pro will also have a “very crisp” display.
Lau also told The Verge that the OnePlus 7 Pro’s screen will be “very crisp,” suggesting it will have a sharper display than previous OnePlus smartphones.
With that in mind, we might deduce that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a 1440p resolution display, much like other flagship Android devices. OnePlus smartphones have typically had 1080p resolution displays.
We know the OnePlus 7 Pro will have 5G connectivity.
Lau also confirmed to The Verge that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have 5G connectivity.
We know the OnePlus 7 Pro will be announced on May 14.
OnePlus announced that it will host a launch event for its OnePlus 7 Pro on May 14.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 23, 2019
We know the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a better vibration engine for better haptic feedback.
The mushy vibrating feedback on recent OnePlus phones was one of the biggest complaints among the OnePlus community, so they fixed it.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau tweeted on May 9 that the company is using a new, rebuilt haptic engine for the OnePlus 7 Pro.
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) May 10, 2019
We also know it will have ultra fast storage, which may say bring faster performance.
Lau also confirmed on Twitter that the OnePlus 7 Pro will come with “UFS 3.0” storage that’s faster than storage on previous smartphones. Essentially, it should add a small performance boost to the OnePlus 7 Pro that other flagships currently don’t have.
Indeed, the OnePlus 7 Pro will be the first smartphone in the US to come with UFS 3.0, and other phone makers will surely adopt UFS 3.0 in their future devices.
"OnePlus 7 Pro having UFS 3.0 storage means it’ll just be overall faster than comparable smartphones."
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) May 5, 2019
We know that the OnePlus 7 Pro won’t have an official water resistance rating, but the company showed that it can still handle a bucket of water.
The company is snubbing official IP ratings for resistance to water and dust, saying it costs smartphone users more to include them.
OnePlus is apparently confident that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have enough water resistance to withstand a good water-bucket dunk. Still, the company doesn’t suggest that you actively expose its upcoming smartphone to water – the fine print in the video says: “Water resistant under optimal test conditions. OnePlus makes no guarantees regarding water/liquid resistance.”
We know the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a triple-lens camera system, like the Galaxy S10.
It’s also rumoured by OnLeaks that the primary camera will have 48 megapixels. OnePlus also confirmed in a recent tweet that one of the cameras will offer 3x zoom. The third lens is rumoured to be an ultra-wide-angle lens.
We know the OnePlus 7 phones will run on the latest mobile chip.
OnePlus announced in late 2018 that its 2019 flagship devices will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, the same chip running in the Samsung Galaxy S10 and LG G8.
The OnePlus 7 Pro will likely be significantly more expensive than previous OnePlus smartphones.
Android Central learned from reliable gadgets leaker Ashan Agarwal that the OnePlus 7 Pro with 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM will start at 750 Euros, which translates to about $US840.
The price tag will go up to 820 Euros – around $US915 – for the 256 GB storage and 12 GB RAM model. There’s supposedly a model with 128 GB storage and 6 GB RAM that’s likely to be cheaper, but there wasn’t enough detail to determine pricing for that particular model.
Meanwhile, there isn’t much information on the regular OnePlus 7 model’s price tag.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is rumoured to have a curved screen, like Samsung’s Galaxy S series, while the regular OnePlus 7 will have a flat screen.
Part of OnLeaks’s rumour dump included the possibility that the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a 6.6-inch curved screen like Samsung Galaxy S10 phones. He also says the regular OnePlus 7 will have a 6.4-inch flat screen.
These are supposedly leaked photos of the curved OnePlus 7 Pro made their way on Chinese social media platform, Weibo.
We’ll find out more about OnePlus’ upcoming smartphone on May 14.
We’ll hear everything we need to know about the upcoming OnePlus 7 series smartphones on May 14.
With that said, we have our eyes peeled for any other details the company announces in the days leading up to its event.
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