- Printworks, London – UK | 4 PM BST, May 14
- Pier 94, New York – US | 11 AM EDT, May 14
- BIEC, Bangalore – India | 8:15 PM IST, May 14
- Yanqi Lake, Beijing – China | 2 PM PST, May 16
OnePlus grew because of its ability to produce flagship spec’d phones at a lower price. And the OnePlus 7 promises more of the same. The device should feature a 6.4-inch 1080p (Full HD) flat display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, a waterdrop notch and the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform under the hood. This model could be equipped with a dual camera setup made up of a 48MP primary camera and a depth sensor, and there will be a 16MP front-facing selfie snapper. Keeping the lights on will be a 3700mAh battery with 20W Warp Charge capabilities. An optical in-display fingerprint scanner is reportedly included, and a version of OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie will be pre-installed.
The OnePlus 7 Pro will be the company’s first model with a 1440p QHD+ display
Besides the OnePlus 7, we expect to see the OnePlus 7 Pro introduced at the parties. This will be the company’s first handset to sport a notchless 1440p QHD+ display (with curved edges), which weighs in at 6.7-inches. The AMOLED panel will feature a 90Hz refresh rate making for a smoother user experience. Also powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC, this model should come with a triple camera setup in back. The 48MP primary camera has an aperture of f/1.6 (great for shooting in low light) and optical and electronic image stabilization (OIS & EIS). The 16MP camera has a super wide-angle lens, and the 8MP camera provides a 3x telephoto lens. The 16MP selfie camera pops up from the top of the unit using a motor.
OnePlus is giving this premium device a larger 4000mAh battery, and the phone will be offered in various configurations. For example, we expect to see variants offering 6GB of memory with 128GB of storage, 8GB of memory with 256GB of storage, and 12GB of memory with 256GB of storage. The OnePlus 7 Pro will come with the Android 9 Pie based version of OxygenOS already loaded.
As we said, the launch parties take place on May 14th. The units will ship starting on May 22nd, although T-Mobile will be offering the OnePlus 7 as soon as the official introduction of the device is over. The OnePlus 7 is expected to retail in the neighborhood of $579. The OnePlus 7 Pro, available in Blue, Gray, and Brown, could start at $749, while the 5G version of the latter (which is not going to be available in the states) might carry a price tag of $899 and up.