14 May 2019, India:
OnePlus has launched it’s next flagship smartphone – OnePlus 7 Pro. The company has tried to improve the smartphone in many aspects like design, display, camera, storage and much more.
With this smartphone, the company has tried to compete with true flagship smartphones at a reasonable price. However, the smartphone lacks some features which some people take for granted in flagships.
Let’s take a look on the smartphone.
Many people were demanding QHD/QHD+ resolution on OnePlus smartphones. The company has heard them this time.
OnePlus 7 Pro has a 6.67 inch QHD+ AMOLED display. The display has 3120×1440 pixels resolution. The display has 19.5:9 screen-aspect ratio. The display has pixel density of 516ppi.
The company has used a 90Hz panel in OnePlus 7 Pro. The smartphone won’t force apps to run at 90Hz, but the apps which supports 90Hz content will be able to run on 90Hz.
The smartphone is HDR10 and HDR+ compatible. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for protection.
OnePlus 7 Pro has Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The Snapdragon 855 is built on 7nm design.
The Snapdragon 855 has 1 Kyro 485 core clocked at 2.84 GHz, 3 Kyro 485 cores clocked at 3.43 GHz and 4 Kyro 385 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
It has Adreno 640 GPU for graphical tasks.
The Snapdragon 855 is capable of providing 5G network (with the inclusion of Qualcomm’s X50 modem). However, not all models of OnePlus 7 Pro will support 5G network.
OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will be sold via EE in the U.K. and on Elisa Network in Finland. (The 5G variant will have the highest RAM+Storage combination).
RAM and Processor
OnePlus 7 Pro comes in various model. The base model has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB Internal Storage. Then there is a 8 GB RAM + 256 GB Internal Storage variant.
The highest variant has whopping 12 GB RAM and 256 GB Internal Storage (well, many people were expecting a 512 GB Internal Storage variant as the Micro-SD card slot is not present on the smartphone.)
The company has used UFS 3.0 storage, which is an upgrade over the UFS 2.1 used in the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus has beaten some big brands (in the race of UFS 3.0 storage in smartphone) with OnePlus 7 Pro.
The smartphone has 4000 mAh battery. The smartphone supports Warp Charge 30 technology, which charges the smartphone quickly.
Wireless Charging was expected on the OnePlus 7 Pro, but the company has skipped this feature on their new flagship (they might add it in the ‘T’ variant). Some people might be disappointed due to this.
OnePlus 7 Pro has triple rear camera setup. The primary rear camera is a 48MP sensor which uses pixel binning technology to take photos. Then a 16 MP wide-angle camera and 8 MP telephoto camera.
The primary camera has pixels of size 1.6 micron. The company has used Sony IMX 586 sensor as primary rear sensor.
The wide-angle camera has f/2.2 aperture. The telephoto lens also has f/2.2 aperture. The telephoto lens has pixels of size 1.0 micron.
The telephoto lens offers 3X Zoom. The primary rear camera and telephoto camera has OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). The primary rear camera has EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization).
The smartphone has Dual LED Flash.
The smartphone has a 16 MP pop-up selfie camera. The front camera has f/2.0 aperture. The pixel size is 1.0 micron. The company has used Sony IMX 471 lens in front camera. EIS is present in front camera.
Users can capture 4K video (from rear camera) at 30 fps and 60 fps. Capturing 1080p video at 30 and 60 fps is also possible.
The smartphone supports Slow-Motion video at 1080p at 240 fps and 720p at 480 fps.
OnePlus 7 Pro runs on OxygenOS 9.5 based on Android Pie. The OxygenOS on OnePlus 7 Pro is smooth and fast (similar to previous models).
The smartphone might support Android Q Beta program.
The smartphonne has a Stereo Speakers. The speakers are Dolmos Atmos certified. It will be interesting to see whether both of the speakers are optimised well like some of the higher-end flagships or not.
There is no 3.5 Headphone Jack on the OnePlus 7 Pro. The company had removed the Headphone Jack on OnePlus 6T only.
The company had faced backlash when headphone jack was removed.
OnePlus 7 Pro has an in-screen optical fingerprint sensor (similar to OnePlus 6T).
The smartphone doesn’t have any IP certification, however the company claims that the smartphone can sustain some splashes of water.
The smartphone has NFC.
The base model of OnePlus 7 Pro (with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB Internal Storage) is priced at $669 (₹48,999 in India). The 8 GB RAM + 256 GB Internal Storage variant is priced at $699 (₹52,999 in India). The 12 GB RAM + 256 GB Internal Storage variant is priced at $749 (₹57,999 in India).
The Mirror Grey colour variant will go on sale in India on Amazon India, OnePlus online store, OnePlus offline and partner store from May 17.
The Nebula Blue colour variant will go on sale from May 28. The Almond colour variant will go on sale in June.
Customers can buy the OnePlus 7 Pro even earlier at OnePlus pop-ups in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune on May 15.
A month long experience pop-up will be held in Delhi from May 17 to June 16.
(Image – OnePlus)