Yesterday we saw renders of the OnePlus 7 which revealed that this 2019 OnePlus flagship will look a lot like last year's OnePlus 6T. The source also said that the images of a OnePlus smartphone with pop-up selfie camera we were treated to earlier were actually showing the OnePlus 7 Pro. Today, that same source has shed some more light on how these smartphones will differ.
OnePlus is yet to announce any official details about their next flagship device i.e. OnePlus 7 which will be the successor of OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6. OnePlus 6 was officially launched last year in May 2018 and we can expect OnePlus 7 to be unveiled in the same month. Much ahead of the launch, Case renders have started to surface which gives us a sneak peek on what we can expect. The accuracy of these renders is often debatable and you should consider them with a pinch of salt.
Some of the cases renders of OnePlus 7 have surfaced which confirm some of the basic features that are rumoured i.e. a triple camera module on the rear with camera sensors aligned vertically along with LED flash and a popup camera module for selfies & video calls. Thanks to the popup camera module, the display comes without any notch having minor bezels & high screen to body ratio. It also includes the in-display fingerprint sensor, though case renders are not indicating anything.
OnePlus 7 official launch is still a few months away and OnePlus is yet to announce the launch date of their next flagship device. But first alleged renders of OnePlus 7 is already leaked on the web thanks to @Onleaks who has leaked the 360° video + 5K renders + dimensions of the upcoming flagship device. The leak reveals everything about the design of the phone, revealing the triple camera module at the rear and a pop-up camera for the front.
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro launch is just a few days away, and the phones have now leaked in fresh renders revealing all design details. The OnePlus 7 Pro had already surfaced in Nebula Blue and Mirror Grey colours before, and now the Almond colour option has also popped up online. The OnePlus 7 will see little change in design from the OnePlus 6T, but the OnePlus 7 Pro is reportedly going to sport a pop-up selfie camera and three rear cameras. The two phones are going to be powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, and the Pro variant will support UFS 3.0 storage, and come with a HDR10+ display. Read on to find out more purported details about the design and specifications of OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.
WinFuture has leaked both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro renders. Starting with the OnePlus 7 Pro, the phone is seen to sport a bezel-less and notch-less display with a pop-up selfie camera jutting out of the top edge. There's a triple rear camera at the back aligned vertically, and the phone comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner as well. The OnePlus 7, on the other hand, sports a waterdrop-style notch, similar to the OnePlus 6T. The back of the phone sports a dual rear camera setup aligned vertically. While the OnePlus 7 Pro renders can be seen on top, the OnePlus 7 render has been embedded below.
First up, there's a gorgeous 6.67-inch, 3120×1440 OLED display that runs at a super-fast 90Hz refresh rate. The whole UI runs at 90fps, all the time, and it feels buttery smooth. You won't find any camera notches here, thanks to a front camera that lives in a motorized pop-up section! When selfie time comes, a small square rises out of the top of the phone and displays the 16MP front camera.
So, how much would you pay for this? A phone with a 90Hz display, a motorized pop-up camera, super-fast storage, and top-of-the-line specs? If you put a Samsung sticker on the back of the OnePlus 7 Pro, it's an easy $1,000 price tag. Of course this is OnePlus, so it's cheaper than that. $900? $800?? $700??? Try six hundred and seventy dollars. $670 for the fastest, best-designed phone on the market. Heck, even the top-of-the-line 256GB version with a ridiculous 12GB of RAM is only $750. Either one is an incredible deal.
That all-screen front looks fantastic, and a big enabler of that design is the pop-up camera. As displays take over more and more of the front of the device, the question of where to put the camera is a constant problem. The iPhone X and all the Android copycats have gone with a big notch, or display cutout, along the top of the phone. Samsung lowered its cameras down into the phone and sliced out interfering pixels, creating a hole in the top-right corner of the display. Last year, OnePlus went with the most compact notch possible.
For 2019, OnePlus is moving beyond all of that notch nonsense with a motorized pop-up camera. We've seen rising cameras in other devices like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 slider phone and the Oppo Find X, in which large hunks of the phone rise up. But the OnePlus 7 Pro has only a tiny square for the pop-up camera section. OnePlus shares myriad supply chain resources with Oppo and Vivo, and the solution here looks like the Vivo Nex.
A lot of people assume the camera assembly is fragile, but that really doesn't seem to be the case. There is very little wiggle in the pop-up camera, even if you grab it with your fingers and get rough. If you forcefully push the camera into the phone, it goes in, and other than a message that pops up and tells you not to do that, the phone works fine. If you try to raise the camera and forcefully block it with your finger, the camera will stop going up, and other than a message that pops up and tells you not to do that, the phone works fine.
The OnePlus 7 Pro's water resistance is... iffy. The company says work has been done to provide some resistance to water, but it doesn't provide any official IP rating. OnePlus says that it didn't want to pass the cost of IP testing on to consumers, so it just didn't do the tests. The 7 Pro should survive most exposure to water, though. There is a gasket around the SIM slot, the company says, and a similar gasket keeps moisture out of the pop-up camera. The most guidance I got from OnePlus was to "not go swimming with it."
The pop-up camera elegantly eliminates notches, hole punches, and whatever other compromises have been forced on the market, and it doesn't seem too fragile, either. The all-screen front easily makes this the best design on the market, and $1,000 Samsung phones with extra thick status bars and display pimples look silly next to it.
OnePlus has always been very good at shipping new components to the market quickly. It's always one of the first companies to ship a new Snapdragon chip, it was one of the first with an in-screen fingerprint reader with the 6T, and now it's one of the first with a pop-up camera, an all-screen design, and a 90Hz display. Put them all together, and the OnePlus 7 Pro is like a perfect storm of quickly shipped future technology. A lot of features here will be everywhere next year, but for now, the OnePlus 7 Pro feels like OnePlus pulled a phone out of 2020 and is selling it today.
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro renders have surfaced online just days ahead of their formal launch. While the OnePlus 7 appears to retain a waterdrop-style display notch, the OnePlus 7 Pro seems to have the pop-up selfie camera module. The other major difference between the two OnePlus phones that's been shown from the latest CAD renders is the primary camera setup. The OnePlus 7 renders show a dual rear camera setup, whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro renders highlight a triple rear camera setup. Separately, specifications of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro have also been leaked. OnePlus is expected to launch the new phones on May 14.
Apart from the renders, the tipster who uses @OnLeaks Twitter account on Wednesday has leaked the key specifications of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 is claimed to come with a 6.4-inch flat display along with a waterdrop-style display notch, dual rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor.
In contrast, the OnePlus 7 Pro is said to feature a 6.64-inch curved display with a pop-up front camera, triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. The rear camera setup is also claimed to include sensors with telephoto and ultra-wide angle lenses.
There's plenty to like about the OnePlus 7 Pro. With a premium glass and metal design, a sharper notch-free display, a pop-up selfie camera, a faster and more responsive in-display fingerprint sensor, and a triple-camera system on the rear, the OnePlus 7 Pro has more than enough going for it to earn its "pro" name.
To eliminate the notch, OnePlus went with a motorized pop-up camera, similar to the one used on Vivo(opens in a new tab) and Oppo phones(opens in a new tab). It only comes out when it's needed. For example, the camera pops up when you're taking selfies or have Face Unlock turned on.
It's a very clever design that helps do away with the notch and increase the screen-to-body ratio, but like the pop-up cameras on other Chinese phones, its durability is questionable. OnePlus says the pop-up camera has been tested to work for over 300,000 movements (up or down). At 150 uses a day, the pop-up camera should last about 5.5 years.
Instead of merely mimicking its competitors, the company's signaling with the OnePlus 7 Pro it's ready to lead with features such as a cutting-edge full-screen 90Hz display, fast in-display fingerprint reader, and pop-up camera that you won't find on an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. Just as it took a few years for Samsung Galaxy phones to become synonymous with certain features (i.e. curved screens, expandable storage, fast wireless charging, and headphone jack), OnePlus is finally finding its footing.
2018 ushered in the year of the pop-up selfie camera and this year we find upcoming flagship handsets like the OnePlus 7 Pro feature this unique elevated front-facing camera. While no official details of the OnePlus 7 Pro have surfaced, rumours indicate that it will feature a pop-up selfie camera and in the process the first flagship from the brand to come with this feature. Hot on the heels of these rumours, leaked renders of a yet unannounced Huawei handset have surfaced, showing off the elevated camera setup. 2b1af7f3a8