Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is gearing up to launch its flagship smartphone, OnePlus 7, soon. The company has already started teasing it, with the first teaser highlighting “fast and smooth” experience. Reports hint that the launch event will take place on May 14, but the company is yet to reveal the date. However, ahead of the event, leaks and rumors surrounding the design, specifications and features have already surfaced. Here’s a look at what we know so far.
Three different models
Apple and Samsung launched their flagship smartphones in three models, each catering to a different audience base. OnePlus, on the other hand, is also expected to offer three models of its flagship smartphone, but instead of going for a compact and affordable, regular and a plus model, the approach could be a little different.
OnePlus is widely expected to launch a regular OnePlus 7 model, which will have the same design as the OnePlus 6T, but will be powered by the latest chipset, among other improvements. The second will be the pro-model with a pop-up selfie snapper and triple rear cameras. And finally, there will be a third model with 5G connectivity.
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Flat and curved screens
OnePlus 7 is expected to come with a full HD+ display, whereas the OnePlus 7 Pro could feature a dual curved edge display with QHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Both will be Super AMOLED panels.
Flagship chipset, more RAM and storage
Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with up to 10GB RAM and up to 256GB storage is likely to be in tow.
Triple cameras, pop-up selfie snapper
In the photography department, the standard OnePlus 7 is expected to retain the dual camera setup at the back, whereas the Pro variant will come with triple rear cameras. This setup will consist of a 48-megapixel primary camera supported by a telephoto and an ultra wide-angle camera. Up front, the Pro model will come with a pop-up selfie snapper whereas the standard model will come with the selfie snapper places in the waterdrop style notch.
Battery and OS
To keep things ticking, a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charing support is expected. On the software front, all three models will run Android 9 Pie with OxygenOS skin on top. As of now, there is no word on the pricing and availability, but as the launch event draws closer, we expect more details to pour in.