News OnePlus 7: First pictures with Pop-Up Selfie and Triple Camera
OnePlus is now known for releasing two smartphones a year – the main version in May and the “T” version half a year later. So it’s not surprising that four months after the release of the OnePlus 6T, we are already seeing the first render images of the OnePlus 7. The most noticeable changes include the pop-up camera à la Vivo NEX and the triple camera on the back.
Technical data of the OnePlus 7
|Display||6,5 inch Full HD+ AMOLED Gorilla Glass 6|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855 Octa Core @ 2.84 GHz & 2.42 GHz & 1.80 GHz|
|Graphic chip||Adreno 640|
|Memory||at least 6GB LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz|
|Internal memory||at least 128GB UFS 2.1 2-Lane|
|Main Camera||Triple Camera|
|Front camera||Pop-up camera|
|Battery||4.150 mAh with 20W Fast Charge|
|Connectivity||USB-C, WLAN-AC, BT 5.0, LTE, GPS/GLONASS/BDS, Dual SIM|
|Features||Face Unlock, Fingerprint sensor in display, Notification slider, Water-repellent|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie with OxygenOS interface|
|Dimensions / Weight||162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm (vs. OP6T: 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm) / not yet known (OP6T: 185 g)|
Pop-up camera instead of Slider?
The new render images and the accompanying video are from the well-known and in the past very reliable Leaker @OnLeaks, but of course they are not officially confirmed. Nevertheless, it is not unlikely that the OnePlus 7 has a pop-up camera. On the one hand, the company has often used models from its sister company Vivo in the past, after all, it is also part of the BBK Group. On the other hand, there was a first leak of the supposed OP7 (left in the picture) in January, where the cover has a circular cutout, which would fit well to a pop-up camera.
Furthermore, OnePlus wants to become more and more rimless, 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. It’s not known exactly which sensor is to be installed, in the predecessor it was the 16 MP IMX371 from Sony. Unfortunately, this also applies to the back, because here too the leaks only show that there is one more camera, but not which hardware to use. A triple camera from the 48 MP sensor as in the Honor View 20 and, if I could wish for it, a zoom camera and an ultra wide angle camera as in the Mi 9 would of course be conceivable.
The design of the back does not seem to make any major changes to the 6T and relies on glass again. In the front, the Gorilla Glass 5 (or 6?) will probably be rounded more to the left and right than before to further enhance the “borderless” effect. The display below is supposed to be an AMOLED panel again, which measures 6.5 inches and has a Full HD+ resolution (approx. 2380 x 1080 P).
New Snapdragon 855 processor
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. If one starts from the 6T, at least 6 GB of memory and 128 GB of mass storage are added. The whole thing is powered by a 4,150 mAh battery, which represents a magnification of approx. 12 percent.
Further technical data have not been leaked yet, but the renderings show some details. There seems to be a mono loudspeaker on the bottom as well as a 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 suggests that the OP7 doesn’t support Qi charging either.
However, it is clear that Android 9 Pie with the OxygenOS surface runs on the OnePlus 7 and it will probably be a bit more expensive than the OP6T again. The fingerprint sensor is again built into the display. What do you think about the pop-up camera? Right decision or which solution would you prefer?