After many leaks and an anticipated launch event, OnePlus has finally released its new smartphone. This year marks a change in strategy for the company. So far we only saw one device per release, however, this time, OnePlus launched the anticipated OnePlus 7 and the more premium OnePlus 7 Pro. There are quite a few differences between the two devices, both from a specifications point of view and from a design perspective.
Let’s start with the similarities. Both devices come with the Snapdragon 855 CPU, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The “Pro” can go up to 12GB of RAM if you think you need more than the “standard” versions. Both devices also come with USB 3.1 with a Type-C connector and both have the same connectivity options: dual-4G SIM slots, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, NFC, GPS (including the other standards like GLONASS, GALILEO and BEIDOU) and both have an in-display fingerprint reader.
Furthermore, both the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro have UFS 3.0 memory that offers superior data transfer speeds and dual speakers with Dolby Atmos certification. The devices ship with OxygenOS, based on Android 9. On the front, the devices come with a 16MP camera capable of filming at 1080p@30fps, however, the way it is integrated into the body of the devices is completely different.
The OnePlus 7 looks almost identical to the OnePlus 6t. It has a waterdrop notch on the front that holds the front-facing camera and similar button placement on the sides. We can easily say that it is more of a spec-bump compared to last years flagship, and not a completely new device. It has a 6.41″ FullHD+ AMOLED screen, 3700 mAh non-removable battery with support for quick-charge and a dual-camera setup on the back. The camera has the new Sony IMX 586 48MP sensor and the secondary sensor has 5MP. It can do 4k video at 60fps or super slow-motion at 720p@480fps.
The real star of the show today was the OnePlus 7 Pro. The company put everything they could into this device to make it as appealing as possible. The screen is big, measuring 6.67″ and having a QHD+ resolution (3120×1440). What is even more impressive is that this “Fluid” AMOLED screen runs at 90Hz refresh rate. DisplayMate actually rated the smartphone with the highest possible rating: A+. It also supports HDR10+ and has no notch at all.
Because there is no notch, the front-facing camera is hidden in a pop-up mechanism. I understand that you would be skeptical of such an approach due to its fragility, but OnePlus claims that it was tested a lot and can be opened and closed 150 times per day for more than 5 years, without any damage. Furthermore, if dropped, the camera will automatically retract so that no damage is done, and it comes with an anti-dust mechanism built-in that further protects it from debris.
On the back, the OnePlus 7 comes with a triple-camera setup. We have the same Sony 48MP main sensor, but this time it is accompanied by an 8MP telephoto lens and a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens. This camera setup allows the phone to simulate optical zoom up to 3x. Not as impressive as Huawei’s P30 Pro’s 10x zoom, but still pretty good for a mobile device. Being a bigger device, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a bigger 4000mAh battery and this one also supports the new Warp Charge 30 that is up to 34% faster compared to the charging tech from the OnePlus 6t.
Now, let’s talk about pricing. For the OnePlus 7, the prices are almost identical to the OnePlus 6t. It will retail at 549,00€ for the 6GB/128GB model while the 8GB/256GB model will cost 599,00€. The Pro version, however, is quite a bit more expensive. This is understandable considering all the new and improved tech present in the device. So, the OnePlus 7 Pro will start at 699,00€ for the 6GB/128GB model, 749,00€ for the 8GB/256GB model and go all the way up to 819,00€ for the 12GB/256GB variant.
Interested? You will be able to order the Pro version starting tomorrow. Furthermor, using our link you can get an extra 10€ discount on accessories.