OnePlus has finally unveiled its highly-anticipated smartphone flagships- OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, and another optional 5G-enabled 7 Pro
Smartphone brands are upping their games when it comes to innovation, and it has gotten to a point whereby phone makers are less concerned about how much they make off phone sales, but rather its sustainability. In the era where a lot of smartphone brand are flocking around the mobile market- what stands a brand out of the masses is the intelligence behind the innovation employed on every device launched.
OnePlus has remained one of the many innovative brands, and it has successfully proven that once again with the latest unveiling event. The company introduced its latest flagships during an event yesterday, where it showed off two of its newest products or let’s say three if perhaps we have to count the 5G alternative as a separate product.
Ok, let’s talk about the devices
About OnePlus 7
The first device that was announced is OnePlus 7- literally speaking if you are interested in Value-for-money kind of device, then this is a perfect device for you (in my own opinion anyway). What makes me say this is because the device is a mix of its predecessor- Oneplus 6T and its immediate brother, the 7 Pro that was launched alongside. It keeps the flat 6.41” Optic AMOLED display with 1080p+ resolution and a teardrop notch. However, it does get the Pro’s faster in-display fingerprint reader.
The 7 also features a dual camera on the back based on the same 48MP sensor as the Pro (0.8µm pixels). It also has optical image stabilization, however, the aperture is slightly darker (f/1.7 vs. f/1.6). The second cam is only a depth sensor, however, rather than an ultra-wide or telephoto camera. Anyway, the UltraShot feature enables HDR+ and Super Resolution modes.
The selfie camera is a 16MP shooter (1.0µm pixels), it can record 1080p videos with EIS. As for the main camera, it offers 4K/60fps video capture as well as 1080p/240fps and 720p/480fps slow-mo modes.
The OnePlus 7 will be available in Mirror Gray and Red as seen in the image above. Also, it comes with best chipset yet, the Snapdragon 855 beast, while its storage is based on the new UFS 3.0 standard for higher performance. Interestingly it will be available in 128GB and 256GB capacities, coupled with 6GB and 8GB of RAM, respectively.
Like the Pro, the OnePlus 7 features stereo speakers tuned by Dolby for better audio. The battery and charging hardware is unchanged from the 6T – 3,700mAh capacity and 20W power. Good-to-go right? I guess yes.
About OnePlus 7 Pro
The 7 Pro on the other side is a totally different package, packing an overall redesign from the ground up. The device, first of all, attracts you to its 6.67” panel with QHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. And turning the device on is another beauty to behold as it reveals an incredible User Interface (UI). Also, the screen can also render high-quality HDR10+ colors.
You will also have an advantage of a full screen to yourself- No notch, no hole punch camera, no intruding speaker, just a full-fledged 6.67″ screen all to yourself. A 16MP sensor is placed on a pop-up mechanism that has been tested to more than 300,000 cycles. When the accelerometer detects that you dropped the phone, the pop-up will close in a fraction of a second to protect the camera.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is also armed with the company’s first triple camera on the back. The main cam uses a large 1/2” Sony IMX586 sensor with 48MP resolution (0.8µm pixels). It has a bright f/1.6 aperture, OIS and EIS. The new UltraShot feature enables HDR+ (multi-frame stacking), which OnePlus says allows the camera to capture 4 times as much light, as well as Super Resolution.
The 8MP telephoto camera offers 3x zoom (74mm focal length) through the optically-stabilized f/2.4 lens (pixel size is 1.0µm). The 16MP ultra-wide angle camera (13mm, 117°) rounds off the trio. The rear camera can record 4K/60fps video. There are two slow-motion modes: 1080p/240fps and 720p/480fps. Additional camera features include a dual LED flash and laser autofocus.
OnePlus upgraded the in-display fingerprint reader to a larger 3rd generation sensor and a new lens assembly. Combined with improved software, this reader boasts much faster unlock times.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset with 10-layer vapor chamber cooling. You can have up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, though the base is 6/128GB. Note that we’re talking about fast UFS 3.0 storage for improved performance – a gain of 78% compared to the previous generation UFS 2.1. In fact, the OnePlus 7 Pro is the first phone to feature UFS 3.0.
The phone has a large 4,000mAh battery with the new Warp Charge 30 (5V/6A). Thanks to Warp Charge’s ability to control the temperature and the beefed up cooling on the chipset, you can game while you charge and the phone won’t heat up. You can expect the device in three (3) color variant-Mirror Gray, Nebula Blue, and Nebula Blue.
By now you would be wondering what about the third device
The third device is the same as the 7 Pro, only that it hosts a 5G connectivity in its own case. After so much buzz around the 5G network, one would expect that the adoption rate by smartphone brands will be fast enough, however, OnePlus has managed to list among the few that are considered as ‘early bird’ carriers.
With great momentum in the unveiling of its latest flagships, especially with the addition of a 5G-enabled alternative, OnePlus is set for a rocket sales, perhaps it doesn’t fail in its deliveries. The OnePlus 7 starts at £500/€549/₦222,576 for the 6/128GB model. The expanded memory version – 8/256GB – is £550/€599/₦226,630. The 7Pro on the other side will go for 670 700