The upcoming flagship devices from Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus are going to be the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The company is set to announce the launch date of the OnePlus 7-series later today. But before its official reveal, the CEO of the company Pete Lau has confirmed the names of the smartphones and also teased that the upcoming OnePlus 7 handsets will use a new display technology. According to the CEO, the new technology is expensive but he also added that ‘the end result is one of the best in the world’. In addition to this, prior to the official launch, the specifications of the upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro have been leaked online. And according to the leaks, both the variants will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC but the OnePlus 7 Pro will have a 90Hz screen.
Pete Lau confirmed The Verge’s report that the upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro will be using a new type of display technology. The new display will reportedly “redefine fast and smooth and is the best in the world”. He also said that the cost of the new display technology is 3-times the cost of normal flagship display, so the company has increased the budget on its display by a margin of around 300 percent compared to previous OnePlus smartphones.
Coming to the new display technology of the OnePlus 7, Lau said, “The first time I saw it myself, I was stunned.” But before its official launch date reveal, the specifications of the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro has been leaked online.
OnePlus 7 Pro specifications (leaked)
The leaks have been reported by a tipster named Max J. and they reveal that the OnePlus 7 Pro will reportedly be a 5G ready device. It is said to sport a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 3120×1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The display of the device will also have a 90Hz refresh rate and it will reportedly be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC. There will be multiple variants of the OnePlus 7 Pro, one with 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage, the other with 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage and the highest variant of the device will have 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage. The OnePlus 7 Pro will reportedly come with a storage standard UFS 3.0 which will give it a faster data transfer speed. Reports suggest that it will pack a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge support and will have the in-display fingerprint scanner.
On the camera front, the OnePlus 7 Pro will reportedly come with triple-rear camera setup with a 48MP sensor with an f/1.6 aperture and OIS as well as EIS. It will be paired with an 8MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture with 3X zoom capability and a 16MP wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 117-degrees field of view.
OnePlus 7 specifications (leaked)
The normal/vanilla variant of the upcoming smartphone will be called the OnePlus 7 and it will lack some of the features that we get to see in the Pro version. It will reportedly sport a 6.4-inch display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution without the 90Hz refresh rate.
Indeed, our new product will utilize all-new display technology. We have invested significantly (technology is 3x cost of other flagship displays) in developing the technology just for OnePlus, a flagship screen experience that is truly best in the world. https://t.co/HVDhfI8uDA
— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) April 22, 2019
According to the leaks, the OnePlus 7 will be powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC and it will come in two variants – one with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the other with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. It is speculated to pack a 3,700mAh battery with 20W fast charging support.
On the camera front, the OnePlus 7 will reportedly pack a 48MP camera as well with an f/1.7 aperture paired with a 5MP depth sensor. And unlike the Pro variant, the OnePlus 7 won’t have 5G capabilities.
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