[Update: April 16th]: It appears that this device might actually be the OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus is expected to launch two flagships next month – the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Check out our exclusive renders of the standard edition here.
OnePlus showcased prototypes of its upcoming 5G smartphone at MWC 2019 earlier last week. The brand’s CEO, Pete Lau presented his views regarding the future of 5G and also announced the 5G Apps of the Future program at the same event. Needless to say, the top executive also fielded questions regarding the upcoming flagship – OnePlus 7. In response, Lau revealed that he is indeed carrying the prototype of the upcoming flagship in his pocket but chose not to reveal it. Pricebaba has now collaborated with the noted tipster @OnLeaks to bring you an exclusive first look at the OnePlus 7. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the first 5K renders and a 360-degree video of the upcoming flagship.
OnePlus 7 renders
As we can see in the 5K renders below, the OnePlus 7’s design is largely similar to its predecessor, but there are some major design changes that we can easily spot. To begin with, the camera module on the back now has an additional sensor, making it a total of three rear cameras.
Rumours suggest it that the OnePlus 7 will offer an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 95 percent or more. From the renders, it’s clear the company has managed to achieve this feat by using a pop-up mechanism for the selfie camera, which a first for the brand. The display of the OnePlus 7 is expected to measure 6.5-inches. While the resolution of the screen is not known yet, given the brand’s love for full HD+, it’s safe to assume that the display on the OnePlus 7 will also have the same resolution. As far as the dimensions are concerned, the flagship will measure 162.6 x 76 x 8.8mm, with the thickest point (camera bump) standing at 9.7mm.
As for the ports and buttons, things remain largely the same. We can see the USB Type-C port along with the loudspeaker grill at the bottom. The top edge is home to the elevating camera mechanism cutout and a mic. You will see the volume buttons on the left edge, and power button along with the alert slider on the right.
OnePlus 7 rumoured specifications
At MWC, Lau confirmed that there is still no wireless charging on OnePlus 7. However, rumours and speculations in the past have given us fair idea of what to expect from the phone. Going by the history of the brand, we can expect the OnePlus 7 to come powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm SoC, i.e. Snapdragon 855. However, despite the latest chipset ticking at its core, the OnePlus 7 will be a non-5G handset. While the brand is already working on a 5G device, it will be different from the OnePlus 7 and launched later.
We can expect the base variant of the OnePlus 7 to sport 6 gigs of RAM. Rumours have also suggested that the upcoming flagship will feature a hefty 4,150mAh battery. On the software front, the OnePlus 7 is certain to boot Oxygen OS based on Android 9 Pie. Unfortunately, this is all we know so far.
OnePlus 7 expected price and availability
OnePlus is known for launching new flagship smartphones twice a year, with the regular version coming out around May-June and the ‘T’ variant releasing in October-November. Going by the launch cycle of the company, we can expect the OnePlus 7 to launch around the beginning of June. The launch timeline of the 5G variant is still unknown – it’s possible that OnePlus will announce it along with the OnePlus 7.
As for the pricing, we can expect the base variant of the upcoming flagship to be listed in the range of Rs 35,000 – Rs 40,000. However, the company has been hiking the price with each new generation of its flagship smartphones, so we can expect the OnePlus 7 to be its most expensive offering just like OnePlus 6T was before it.