At a launch event held in Bengaluru today, OnePlus has taken the wraps off its much anticipated OnePlus 7. Unlike previous generations, this time the company has launched two variants of the device – the standard OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The former comes with incremental upgrades over last year’s OnePlus 6T, while the Pro variant comes with significant changes in terms of design and specs. Let’s take a detailed look at both the devices below.
OnePlus 7 Pro specifications
The Pro variant is completely a new smartphone in OnePlus’ product lineup. Prior to the launch, the key features of the smartphone were already confirmed on the company’s social media handles.
On the display front, the OnePlus 7 Pro sports a large 6.67-inch AMOLED screen. It bears Quad HD+ resolution which translates to 516ppi pixel density. The device has already been awarded an A+ rating by DisplayMate, which means it is among the best screens available on a smartphone. It has also been certified for viewing HDR 10+ content. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the first non-gaming phone to come with a 90Hz refresh rate. On the audio front, the device comes equipped with dual stereo speakers with noise cancellation support.
Design-wise, the OnePlus 7 Pro flaunts a full-screen display with no notch. It has curved edges making it almost bezel-less, much like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30 Pro. The back panel of the phone features an all-glass body and houses a protruding triple-camera setup stacked vertically in the center. The device sports an elevating selfie camera that pops out from the centre. The right edge of the phone has an alert slider and power key, whereas the volume buttons are located on the left edge. On the front, the display is shielded by Gorilla Glass 6 against accidental damage and scratches. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner for privacy purposes. The device can be availed in three colour options – Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue and Almond.
In the camera department, the OnePlus 7 Pro joins the 48-megapixel war with a triple-camera module on the back. The primary camera is backed by a Sony IMX586 sensor featuring 48MP resolution with f/1.6 aperture. It is accompanied by an 8MP telephoto lens (with 3x optical zoom) and a 16MP ultra-wide angle sensor. The Oneplus 7 Pro also joins the pop-up camera trend with an elevating selfie camera. The module consists of a 16MP Sony IMX471 sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The company confirmed that if you drop the phone when the front camera is open, it will apparently draw back in by itself preventing damage.
The camera offers both optical and electronic image stabilisation. The focusing mode is hybird, including all of phase detection, contrast AF and laser-assisted autofocus. For clicking better images, the device comes with various modes and features like Portrait mode, ultrashot, night mode, pro mode, AI scene detection, HDR, studio lighting and RAW support. It is capable of recording up to 4K videos at 30/60 fps and slow-motion videos up to 1080p at 240 fps.
Under the hood, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes with top-notch hardware. It houses Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with an Adreno 640 GPU onboard. The device comes in three LPDDR4X RAM options of 6GB, 8GB and 12GB. In terms of storage, the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants pack 128GB onboard storage, while the 12GB model will offer 256GB internal storage. The device features UFS 3.0 storage which offers performance advantages like quicker app launch, faster read-write speeds, shorter game loading times and fast boot. Like the previous phones, the internal memory is not user expandable on the OnePlus 7 Pro. On the software front, the device runs on OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie.
The OnePlus 7 Pro draws its power from a 4,000mAh battery unit which is larger than the 6T. It comes with 30W Warp Charge support, but misses out on wireless charging. Connectivity-wise, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a dual SIM smartphone and comes with nano SIM slots. It features Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, NFC, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port. However, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack and users will have to rely on Type-C earphones.
OnePlus 7 specifications
The standard OnePlus 7 sports a smaller 6.41-inch AMOLED display. It bears FHD+ resolution and sticks to a 60Hz panel. The OnePlus 7’s design is similar to that of OnePlus 6T. There is a waterdrop notch on the top that houses a 16MP front camera. On the back, the device sports a dual-camera module retaining the 48MP primary sensor paired with a 5MP secondary sensor.
On the hardware front, the standard variant is powered by the same Snapdragon 855 chipset. It is available in two RAM & storage configurations of 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. It features UFS 3.0 storage similar to that of the Pro model. The device is also backed by a smaller 3,700mAh battery unit with support for 30W Warp Charging. The OnePlus 7 ships in Mirror Gray and Red colour variants in China and India only.
The standard variant also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner and its connectivity options are the same as found on the Pro model.
OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro pricing & availability
The price of OnePlus 7 Pro starts at Rs 48,999 for the base 6GB RAM variant while the 8GB RAM edition retails at Rs 52,999. The top-end model with 12GB RAM carries a price tag of Rs 57,999. As for the standard OnePlus 7, its price has been set at Rs 32,999 for the base variant and Rs 37,999 for the 8GB variant. Reliance Jio customers can avail benefits worth Rs 9,300 on purchasing the new OnePlus smartphones. SBI customers are entitled to cashback up to Rs 2,000 on purchase using debit and credit cards.
All the OnePlus 7 devices are exclusively available on Amazon and can be purchased from OnePlus official site and offline stores as well. The base variant of Pro model will be available from May 17 while the 8GB model will be available from May 28th. The top end model i.e 12GB and the standard edition will be available in June although the exact date is not known at the moment.