We are still a good few months away from seeing OnePlus next major release this year, but the rumour mill began churning out details even before the new year. Solid details are sparse right now, but leaks suggested that the upcoming OnePlus 7 might not hold the ‘budget flagship’ tagline. Although the Chinese OEM is mum about its 2019 flagship model (at the moment), OnePlus last year confirmed the development of a OnePlus 5G phone.
OnePlus is expected to offer similar treatment to its new flagship smartphone like the previous iteration in terms of internal hardware. While iPhone’s notch-style design was severely criticized, OnePlus 6 with open arms embraced the controversial notch last year. But while the notch evolved into a small dewdrop on the OnePlus 6T, reports speculate that its successor might see a major overhaul on the design front. In case you want to know more about the OnePlus 7, here is a roundup of leaks and rumours we have heard so far.
OnePlus 7: Design and display
While the smartphone manufacturers are treading a race to offer the best possible minimum-to-zero bezel display smartphone, OnePlus is supposedly working to deliver a ‘full-faced’ screen device as well. As per a render shared by SlashLeaks last month, the supposed OnePlus 7 could be seen featuring a sleek bezel display. Unlike hole-punch adopted by a few leading OEMs like Samsung and Honor, OnePlus seems to have dropped off the cutout entirely. The tipster Ben Geskin tip off a few ‘bespoke concept renders’ which showed the OnePlus 7 featuring a slider similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. As seen on the renders, the sliding mechanism slides up the back panel and reveals the front-facing camera.
Processors And OS
While we don’t know all the specs set to show up in the OnePlus 7, we do at least know a few. At Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took to the stage to announce that the Snapdragon 855 would be used in the next OnePlus flagship phone.
Apart from that, we expect to see at least 6GB of RAM and at least 128GB of storage. The display will likely be a step up from the OnePlus 6T as well — it could come in with a 1,440p display, rather than the 1,080p display on current OnePlus phones.
OnePlus 7: Camera
While Ben Geskin’s concept render gave an insight into the OnePlus 7’s front-facing camera, Forbes points out that the phone might sport a 48 MP camera sensor within a dual lens setup. The dual- camera setup on both the OnePlus 6 and 6T was identical and to one’s dismay, both the devices didn’t offer enhanced zoom capability. However, this might change with the OnePlus 7 as the report suggest the company might borrow Oppo’s 10x optical zoom technology for its next flagship phone.
OnePlus 7: Battery capacity, 5G variant
Details about OnePlus 7 battery capacity has not surfaced yet but leaks on the line suggest that the smartphone might come with Warp Charge 30, the ultra-fast technology that was introduced on the OnePlus McLaren Edition. OnePlus claimed that Warp Charge 30 offers a day’s power in just 20 minutes.
Notably, OnePlus at Qualcomm 4G/5G summit last year confirmed that will be one of the first companies to release a 5G phone. While reports back then predicted that it could be the OnePlus 6T’s successor, a new report now suggest that it will be a different variant altogether.
Price and release date
So when will we see the new OnePlus 7? The OnePlus 6 was announced in May 2018, so we think the OnePlus 7 will be released around that time, too, though it could be pushed back a little until June. As far as pricing goes, the OnePlus 6T came in at around $550, so it’s likely the OnePlus 7 will be around that price as well — if not a little more expensive.