Notchless, bezelless OnePlus 7 with sliding mechanism visualized in hot new renders

Notchless, bezelless OnePlus 7 with sliding mechanism visualized in hot new renders
The other day, pictures allegedly showing two future OnePlus devices popped up on social media, giving us a hint at the design direction the never-settling company could be aiming for in 2019. Going along with the zeitgeist, OnePlus might be set on using a sliding mechanism on one of its next phones. Phone is in plural, as the company could be releasing a 5G-enabled device alongside the OnePlus 7 in a couple of months. We don't know which one of these would be the slider, but there's a high chance it would be the 5G device. 

We aren't aware of all the intricate details yet, but we can now ogle at beautiful renders of a future OnePlus device with a sliding mechanism thanks to render-maker Ben Geskin. The renders look extremely clean and very OnePlus-like, and if the company ever vowed to release a slider device, you can bet it would most likely look like the one above. Even the slight hint of a curved screen seen in the original leak has been taken into account by the artist. 

There are a couple of workarounds to employ a bezel-less phone with a selfie camera, including but not limited to slider mechanisms like on the the Honor Magic 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, in-display cameras as seen on the Huawei Honor View 20, as well as dual-display devices like the Vivo Nex and the Nubia X. OnePlus has quite a lot of options in this regard, and it wouldn't be surprising if a teardrop notch is still used across its next devices.

While we don't expect a new OnePlus device until spring has comfortably kicked in, it's never too early to kick off the speculation rumor mill. Rumors have it that OnePlus will be one of the first to rock the Snapdragon 855 chipset and is also allegedly looking into new storage technologies with the hopes of making its next phone way faster than before. 

Sounds like a winner, don't you think?




Posts: 188; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

ugh...... FAIL

2. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why aren't oems adopting a rotating mechanism instead of notches and sliders? Combine hole on display with a rotating mechanism like a fidget spinner that has components like mini display for the missing part on the hole and several cameras and/or other sensors. When you don't want to use any camera in front, the mini display is positioned under the hole. It isn't perfect but better than a huge black dot. When you want to use the camera, one of different possible cameras on the mechanism could be roatated to the hole position

3. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Prefer a notch anyday over a slider.

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Hm, while I would prefer a slider over a notch any day, I do think the small amount of waterproofing OP has now, would be lost when they switch to sliders. And I do 'need' waterproofing (although splash resistant is enough).

5. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Still ugly like 6 and 6T. Thin bezels with all the sensors and front camera, plus the strereo speakers are must. Don't be brainwashed by sliders or punch holes.

6. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

YAY!!! Renders.... Who takes these seriously????

7. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Geskin's renders are usually pretty accurate.

8. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

If it has a descent sized battery (3700 mAh at least) I'd buy this in a heartbeat.

9. Rocket

Posts: 673; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Still has a chin :(

10. rsiders

Posts: 1975; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Grow up

11. michaelny2001

Posts: 335; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i for one, don't care about the selfie camera. just get rid of it and make bezel-lerss screen. a true infinity screen and increase the battery. I would buy that.

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