News OnePlus 7 Pro officially introduced! OP7 Pro available for pre-order
The two new OnePlus smartphones, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, were officially launched on 14 May. The article below was completed with the official information, although it has to be said that all data except the price were already accurately leaked before. The OnePlus 7 Pro can be pre-ordered now on the official website, while the OnePlus 7 will only be released in June. The OnePlus 7 will actually not be available for sale in the USA. There the OnePlus 6T will be the choice to make, if you do not want to spend more.
The OnePlus 7 Pro with 6GB RAM and 128GB mass storage costs $669, for the version with 8GB/256GB you have to spend $749. What do you say to the two smartphones now that we have all the information?
OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus is now known for releasing two smartphones a year – the main version in May and the “T” version half a year later. And also this year the new smartphone will be introduced in May, only this time there will be two 7s. Since the normal OP7 should resemble the predecessor optically very much and only internally something was improved, the OnePlus 7 Pro probably represents the genuine successor of the 6T. The most striking changes of the 7 Pro include the pop-up camera à la Vivo NEX, the triple camera on the back and a new display. The OnePlus 7 will actually not be available for sale in the USA.
Technical data of the OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro
|OnePlus 7||OnePlus 7 Pro|
|Display||6.4 inch flat Full HD+ (2340 × 1080p) 60Hz AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 6||6.64 inch curved Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440p) 90Hz AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855 Octa Core @ 2,84 GHz & 2,42 GHz & 1,80 GHz||Snapdragon 855 Octa Core @ 2,84 GHz & 2,42 GHz & 1,80 GHz|
|Graphic chip||Adreno 640||Adreno 640|
|Main Memory||6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz||6GB / 8GB / 12GB LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz|
|Internal memory||128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1 2-Lane||128GB / 256GB UFS 2.1 2-Lane|
|Main Camera||48MP f/1.7 OIS, 5MP for depth information||48MP f/1.6 OIS, 3x zoom 8MP f/2.4, 117° ultra wide angle 16MP f/2.2|
|Front camera||Sony IMX471, 16 MP f/2.0 Camera in Waterdrop-Notch||Pop-Up Camera Sony IMX471, 16 MP f/2.0|
|Battery||3,700 mAh with 20W Fast Charge||4,000 mAh with 30W Warp Charge|
|Connectivity||USB-C, WLAN-AC, BT 5.0, LTE, GPS/GLONASS/BDS, Dual SIM, NFC||USB-C, WLAN-AC, BT 5.0, LTE, GPS/GLONASS/BDS, Dual SIM, NFC|
|Features||Face Unlock, Fingerprint sensor in display, Notification slider, Stereo Speaker||Face Unlock, Fingerprint sensor in display, Notification slider, Stereo Speaker|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie with OxygenOS Surface||Android 9.0 Pie with OxygenOS Surface|
|Dimensions / Weight||157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm (vs OP6T: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm) / 182g (OP6T: 185g)||162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm (vs OP6T: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm) / 206g (OP6T: 185g)|
|Colors||Mirror Grey in Europe
Red: only in China/India
|6/128 GB: Mirror Grey
8/256 GB: Mirror Grey, Almond, Nebula Blue
12/256 GB: Nebula BlueOnePlus 7 Pro as a true successor
OnePlus 7 Pro as real successor
The pop-up camera of the OnePlus 7 Pro has now also been officially confirmed. The 16 megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor is not sitting in a notch, but in a motorized slider, as you already know it from the Vivo NEX. How reliable and durable this motorized mechanism is and how well Face Unlock works will have to be shown in practice. OnePlus itself states that the small motor can handle 300,000 “pop-ups”, which would mean 150 lifts per day over 5.5 years.
Of course, OnePlus also wants to become more and more borderless, so you had to choose between the slider (Mi Mix 3), the dual display (Vivo NEX DD), the punch hole (Honor View 20) and the pop-up solution (Vivo NEX) for the front camera. On the back there is an optically stabilized 48 megapixel sensor (f/1.6 & OIS) as main camera, a 3x zoom camera with 8MP and a 117° ultra wide angle camera with 16MP. The main sensor is the Sony IMX586, which also works in the Honor View 20 and Mi 9.
The design of the back side doesn’t seem to have changed much from the 6T, so the glass is used again. In the front the Gorilla Glass 5 is more rounded to the left and right than before to further enhance the “borderless” effect and is reminiscent of the Huawei P30 Pro. The display below is again an AMOLED panel that measures 6.67 inches and has a Quad HD+ (1440P) resolution. In addition to the higher resolution, the display also has a refresh rate of up to 90 Hertz (60 Hz is normal) and makes the OnePlus 7 Pro the world’s first smartphone with a 90 Hz AMOLED display. This “Fluid AMOLED” display should make the OP7 Pro even smoother, but the high frame rate also eats up some battery life.
New Snapdragon 855 processor in both models
As every year, OnePlus uses the most powerful Snapdragon processor currently available, which is the Octa-Core called 855 in 2019. The core is based on a 1+3+4 architecture with clock rates of 2.84 GHz, 2.42 GHz and 1.80 GHz. This is joined by at least 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of mass memory. By the way, this mass memory is the first in the world to use the new UFS 3.0 standard, which is twice as fast and much more energy-efficient than its predecessor (UFS 2.1). The OnePlus 7 Pro will be powered by a 4,000 mAh battery, which represents an increase of about eight percent. The normal OnePlus 7 has a 3,700 mAh battery again.
Both models use the auricle as a second loudspeaker and thus produce stereo sound, a feature that has long been desired by the community. Next to the loudspeaker on the underside there is again the USB-C port and no headphone port. Furthermore, CEO Pete Lau said in an interview with CNET that he considers wireless charging to be much worse than his own wired charging technology, which at least explains a bit better why even the OP7 Pro does not support Qi charging. But the Pro comes with a 30 Watt Warp Charger, which should bring the 4,000 mAh battery of the OP7 Pro to 50% in only 20 minutes.
As expected Android 9 Pie runs with the OxygenOS surface on the OnePlus 7 (Pro). The fingerprint sensor is also built into the display, which is 36% bigger than the OP6T and therefore more reliable and faster. Face Unlock is also available on both models, although this will be much slower on the Pro because the camera is extended. Both models are unfortunately a bit more expensive than the OP6T. Here one probably takes the normal OP7 as a reason to make the Pro model even more expensive – a pity.
What do you think of the new two-model strategy? And how do you like the pop-up camera and the new Pro display?