OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro To Launch On The 14th Of May
OnePlus, since its inception in the year 2013 has become a well-known smartphone OEM all over the world. Its last device, the OnePlus 6T received positive reviews for its affordability compared to similarly specced handsets. Now, fresh reports from a known gadget leakster on microblogging website Twitter has revealed when the company is going to launch its next flagship smartphones. Unlike past update cycles, the company is reported to two launch smartphones allegedly called the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The leakster claims that both the smartphones will be launched on the 14th of May globally.
OnePlus 7, 7 Pro Specifications
As mentioned above, OnePlus is expected to launch two new devices at the event. While the regular variant and the successor to the OnePlus 6T will be called the OnePlus 7, another variant with slightly bumped up specifications and possible support for 5G will be called the OnePlus 7 Pro. Apart from a few differences, key features of both the smartphones are expected to be similar. The leaks claim the former will have a 6.5-inch display while the latter is reported to sport a 6.67-inch display. Both devices will employ a pop-up camera to house the front-facing snapper in an attempt to maximise the screen real estate. Like the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Pro variant of the upcoming device will have a display that tapers towards the edges. Like their predecessor, the handsets will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner with support for face unlock technology.
Sources claim both the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro will run on the 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The chipset consists of an Octa-core CPU and the Adreno 640 GPU. In terms of optics, while both the smartphones will have a triple rear camera setup; the former will have a 48 MP sensor, combined with a 20 MP and a 5 MP sensor; The latter will feature a 48 MP main sensor, combined with a 16 MP telephoto and an 8 MP sensor. Both devices will have a 16 MP selfie camera housed in the pop-up mechanism on the top of the smartphone. In terms of memory and storage, the handsets may feature up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
Previous leaks suggested the OnePlus 7 will be powered by a 4000 mAh battery with support for 44W fast charging. The Pro model may feature a bigger cell because of the rumoured support for 5G connectivity. Both the smartphones will run on the latest Oxygen OS 9 on top of the current Android 9 Pie.
Pricing & Availability
As mentioned above, the latest flagships from OnePlus will launch on the 14th of May. Like every iteration by the company, it is expected they will be priced higher than their predecessor. While the OnePlus 7 is expected to start at US$ 569 (Rs. 40,000), the OnePlus 7 Pro may start at US$ 700 (Rs. 48,500).