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OnePlus Launches Their New Flagship Killers: Meet The OnePlus 7 And 7 Pro

Two new devices from the brand

OnePlus has officially unveiled the next iteration of their flagship killer, or more accurately, killers, with an S. The company has officially announced two flavors of their flagships: the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

The leaks didn’t leave anything to the imagination when it comes to the OnePlus 7 Pro. The phone no longer has a notch in the front, leaving that gorgeous 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED, quad HD+ display unmolested. That display is something to behold and was awarded the A+ quality rating by DisplayMate.

Part of the reason for that award is the smooth, 90Hz refresh rate, which until today, was only found on gaming phones like ASUS’ ROG phone released last year. To remove that notch, OnePlus put the 16-megapixel camera on a motorized camera module that is fast becoming the solution of choice for most manufacturers today. The phone also uses an in-display solution to manage fingerprints and security, like the flagships the phone looks to usurp.

Since we already touched on the cameras, the OnePlus 7 Pro uses a 48-megapixel main camera on the rear with an f/1.6 aperture along with both EIS and EIS, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and an 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS. The cameras are impressive enough that DXoMark gave the OnePlus 7 Pro’s camera a score of 111, the second highest ever, and just 1 point behind Huawei’s P30 Pro.

Inside the OnePlus 7 Pro beats Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, paired with insane amounts of RAM. The top tier device comes with 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage, more than what notebooks come with today. Saner configurations start at 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage. There’s 4000mAh battery for more than a day of battery life, with the company’s Warp Charge tech pumping in 30W of juice into it if you manage to drain the phone to 0.

OnePlus is also making a 5G variant of the 7 Pro, though it’ll be limited to very select countries and telcos, starting with EE in the UK.

The OnePlus 7 also loses the triple cameras, sticking with a 48-megapixel f/1.7 main shooter and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The selfie camera is the same at 16-megapixels, with the battery getting a slight downgrade to 3700mAh. The phone gets the same Snapdragon 855 processor as its more expensive brother, with configurations starting at 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Like OnePlus’ other devices, both the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro will have Oxygen OS on board, as well as Android Pie. OnePlus says they are committed to bringing updates over to their devices, and promises at least 2 years of regular software updates for the new phones, and 3 years of security updates.

OnePlus 7 Pro specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.0 storage
  • 6.67-inch Quad HD+ AMOLED curved display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, HDR10+ certified, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 f/1.6 main camera with OIS, 8-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS, 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; PDAF, LED Flash
  • 16-megapixel f/2.0 pop-up front camera with AI
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE Cat. 16/13 4CA
  • Wi-Fi,4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • USB Type-C, in-display Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • 4000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge
  • Android 9.0 Pie

OnePlus 7 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.0 storage
  • 6.28-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, sRGB and DCI-P3 color gamut
  • Dual rear cameras: 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 f/1.7 main camera with OIS, 5-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor, PDAF, LED Flash
  • 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera with AI
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE Cat. 16/13 4CA
  • Wi-Fi,4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • USB Type-C, in-display Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • 3700mAh battery with 20W Warp Charge
  • Android 9.0 Pie

As for pricing, the OnePlus 7 Pro starts at starts at $669(~Php 35K) for the 6GB/128GB variant, $699(~Php 36.5K) for the 8GB/256GB variant and $749(~Php 39.1K) for the 12GB/256GB variant. Not bad at all.

As for the OnePlus 7, the phone is slated to launch in the UK (not the US though) in June, with a price of £499(~Php 33.7K) for the 6GB/128GB variant and £549(~Php 37.2K) for the 8GB/256GB variant.

Take note though that prices are direct conversions only, and does not guarantee local pricing in any way. As for PH availability goes we have no official word yet, though the new phone is slated to arrive in Digital Walker officially as usual. They’ve already started teasing it, by the way.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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