OnePlus held three events simultaneously in London, New York, and Bengaluru on Tuesday to launch its next flagship OnePlus 7 series. Composed of two devices- the standard OnePlus 7 and the high end OnePlus 7 Pro– this series packs flagship level software and hardware. The company also introduced a bezel-less notch-less design for the first time in its history by making OnePlus 7 Pro an all-screen smartphone. With QHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, it also has the largest battery in OnePlus’ history with a 4000mAh capacity. Getting onboard with a pop-up selfie camera, the OnePlus 7 Pro will be available in Almond, Nebula Blue, and Mirror Grey.
OnePlus 7 Pro and One Plus 7 Price in India, Release Date, and Sale Date
The most highlighted and anticipated ‘flagship-killer’ is here and is named OnePlus 7 Pro. Starting at Rs. 48,999 for the base variant of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage (Mirror Grey only), the OnePlus 7 Pro goes to Rs. 52,999 for the 8GB RAM plus 256GB storage model, which is the only one available in all color variants. The last one is the high-end variant with 12GB RAM plus 256GB storage priced at Rs. 57,999 and available in Nebula Blue only.
The company revealed that the Mirror Grey variant will be available for buying via Amazon India, OnePlus online store, and OnePlus offline and partner stores starting May 17, whereas the Nebula Blue color variant will start selling on May 28. The Almond color will be sold in June. There are a number of launch offers with benefits of up to Rs. 9,300 from Reliance Jio in India to Rs. 2,000 flat cashback on SBI cards.
The standard OnePlus 7 model is priced at Rs 32,999 for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, whereas Rs 37,999 for the top-end variant of 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
OnePlus 7 Pro Specifications
The new OnePlus 7 Pro runs Oxygen OS over the stock Android 9.0 Pie with dual-SIM(nano) support. The smartphone comes with a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED all-screen display with 1440×3120 pixels of resolution alongside a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 516ppi pixel density. The QHD+ resolution display has a refresh rate of 90Hz and supports DCI-P3 and sRGB color gamuts. It also comes packed with Netflix HDR streaming and HDR10+ support. The Night Mode 2.0 is launched with 0.27 nits of lowest brightness level. This amazing display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The company also claimed to have an A+ rating from DisplayMate.
This top-end smartphone is power-driven by the flagship level Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset along with Adreno 640 GPU and 12 Gigs of LPDDR4x RAM. There are two storage options for the OnePlus 7 Pro including 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.0 2-lane storage. However, similar to its previous devices, the smartphone lacks microSD-card support.
OnePlus 7 Pro Camera (front and rear)
The OnePlus 7 Pro features a triple-camera setup at the rear end including a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor with f/1.6 aperture alongside, a 16MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.4 aperture and, an 8 MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 3x optical zoom. The rear camera setup comes with optical image stabilization (OIS), laser autofocus (LAF), contrast autofocus (CAF), phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and electronic image stabilization (EIS) accompanied by a dual-LED flash. It is capable of 4k video recording and has features such as Portrait, Nightscape, UltraShot, Pro Mode, Panorama, AI Scene Detection, HDR, Time-Lapse, Studio Lighting, and RAW Image.
For the selfies, OnePlus 7 pro uses a pop-up selfie camera that has a 16MP SonyIMX471 sensor with f/2.0 and EIS. For those who are in doubts due to the pop-up selfie camera, the company claims to have tested the pop-up mechanism for over 300,000 times. The company claimed that even if a user the selfie camera 150 times a day, it will still be functional for over 5 years of time. Furthermore, the device has its own camera protection mechanism in which the extended module will close in “fraction of a second” after detecting a fall with the help of accelerometer and gyroscope sensors.
OnePlus 7 Pro Battery
For the first time in OnePlus history, a device runs on a 4,000mAh battery with OnePlus 7 Pro. It comes with Warp Charge 30 fast charging (5V/ 6A) that company claims can charge the device 38% faster than the previous generation smartphones. Note that Warp charge was first seen on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
According to OnePlus, there is also a new X-haptic vibration motor on the device as well as dual stereo speakers (that kind of fail in front of iPhone XS Max’s speakers). The smartphone also has a 10-layer liquid cooling system and a faster in-display fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus 7 Specifications
The standard OnePlus 7 model looks pretty much like its predecessor, OnePlus 6T carrying a dot notch on the display. The smartphone has a glass finish at the back with dual rear-camera setup. It features a 6.41 inch AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution and the similar in-display fingerprint sensor tech as of OnePlus 7 Pro. With similar Snapdragon 855 SoC, the smartphone has two variants including 6GB and 8GB of RAM coupled with 128GB and 256GB inbuilt capacity.
This one has a smaller 3,700mAh battery and it will come in Mirror Gray and Red color variants. The smartphone has a dual-camera setup of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5MP sensor for depth. The front of the smartphone has a 16MP shooter for selfies.
While the standard version has little upgrades over its predecessor, the top-end device OnePlus 7 Pro impressed us at some places. However, it will be challenging to get users from a super-fast face unlock to a slower one, thanks to the pop-up selfie camera. However, at this price point, these smartphones are offering flagship-level specifications which will bring competition to all the high-end devices including Samsung Galaxy S10 series and iPhone XS series.