OnePlus 7 Pro Launch Event 2019 took place yesterday in London and New York with the theme, “Go Beyond Speed,” and, as you might expect, the Chinese manufacturer unveiling of its next flagships in the 7 series of phones, gave life to a number of specs in leaks of the 7 Pro reeled off in rumour mills. The new smartphone was redesigned almost completely, with key improvements made to the camera, screen, audio in comparison with the previous generation.
The OnePlus 7 Pro features the new 6.67-inch panel with QHD+ resolution as well as 90Hz refresh rate — display specs the maker calls Fluid AMOLED. Other than the much smoother animations in the user interface, the screen is also capable of rendering high-quality HDR10+ colours.
And you have enough screen real estate all to yourself as there is no need to share it with the front-facing selfie cam. The 16-megapixel shooter is put on a pop-up mechanism, tested to over 300,000 cycles. Once the accelerometer detects you dropped your smartphone, in a fraction of a second, the pop-up will close in order to protect your camera.
The new smartphone features the first triple camera system of the manufacturer. The primary module makes use of a large half-inch Sony IMX586 sensor that provides 48MP resolution with 0.8µm pixels. This unit has a bright f/1.6 aperture, along with OIS and EIS. With the new UltraShot option, you can enjoy HDR+ (multi-frame stacking) that, according to OnePlus, enables the cam to capture four times as much light, coupled with Super Resolution.
This device has an 8MP telephoto camera offering 3x zoom (with 74 millimetres focal length) using the optically-stabilized f/2.4 lens that comes with the pixel size, 1.0µm. The third shooter in the setup is a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera (13mm, 117°).
The rear cam records 4K/60fps video and offers 2 slow-motion modes, which are 1080p/240fps as well as 720p/480fps. Other features of the camera are Laser autofocus and a dual LED flash.
OnePlus 7 Pro offers an upgraded in-display fingerprint reader which is now a larger 3rd-gen sensor as well as a new lens assembly. This reader, in conjunction with improved software, provides much faster unlock times.
OnePlus, partnering with Dolby, designed stereo speakers for the OnePlus 7 Pro. The phone doesn’t get a 3.5mm headphone jack still, but the manufacturer introduced its next-gen Bluetooth headphones (more on this shortly).
The latest device is armed with a Snapdragon 855 chipset that has 10-layer vapour chamber cooling. Though there is a variant with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, the base offers 6/128GB. These storage options are based on the new fast UFS 3.0 standard that guarantees better performance. As a matter of fact, the 7 Pro represents the first smartphone featuring UFS 3.0.
In the battery section, there’s a large 4,000mAh unit that comes with the new Warp Charge 30 (5V/6A). You can play games as you charge and the smartphone will not heat up since Warp Charge can control the temperature, and the cooling on the chipset has also been improved.
In the new Bullets Wireless 2 headphones, aptX HD support is included to enable audio quality which is comparable to a wired connection. They come with Warp Charge of their own that helps double their charging speed. You get 10 hours of playback with 10 minutes of charging. And with a full charge, the headphones can last up to 14 hours.
The phone’s metal frame is enclosed between 2 curved panes of Gorilla Glass 5. The OnePlus 7 Pro is available in 3 colour options: There is a Nebula Blue model, the hero colour designed with a subtle gradient effect & a frosted finish; Almond and Mirror Gray (both glossy) are the other 2 options.
Starting on May 17, the smartphone will be sold in T-Mobile in the United States. It will also launch in Canada, most places in Europe, China India, and Hong Kong. Here’s a table with the device prices:
|OnePlus 7 Pro||Colour Options||Price (in USD)||Price (in EUR)||Price (in GBP)|
|8GB/256GB||Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue||$700||€750||£700|
The Bullets Wireless 2 headsets cost $100.