First official OnePlus 7 teaser video is here, promises fastness and smoothness

First official OnePlus 7 teaser video is here, promises fastness and smoothness
OnePlus may not be a household name in the US, but the company is pretty famous in other regions. And, with last year's release of the OnePlus 6T through T-Mobile, OnePlus showed us that it's serious about its presence in the North American smartphone market and wants to grow here. 

This year, OnePlus seemingly plans to simultaneously launch two new high-end Android smartphones (OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro), and we now get to see the very first official teaser video that pre-announces them. Pete Lau, OnePlus co-founder and CEO, just shared the short video embedded below, indirectly confirming the name of the company's next smartphone family. While the OnePlus 7 name isn't actually mentioned, the device itself is partially visible in such a way that its top and right edges create a 7. We can also notice that the phone has a curved display, which probably means this is the Pro version, since the regular OnePlus 7 is rumored to have a flat screen. According to Pete Lau and the teaser, the OnePlus 7 (or maybe just the Pro model) will be "fast and smooth." 

Earlier today, we heard that the OnePlus 7 Pro should sport a 6.64-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate - higher than the refresh rate offered by the screens of most other smartphones currently on the market (60 Hz). Such a display could indeed provide smooth visuals, particularly in high-demanding games. 

Allegedly, both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor - the same high-end chipset that's used by Samsung in its Galaxy S10 flagship series, as well as by LG in its G8 ThinQ.  In combination with at least 8 GB of RAM (expected on both new phones), the Snapdragon 855 should ensure that the OnePlus 7 family is fast no matter what you throw at it. 


OnePlus 7 versus OnePlus 7 Pro


As already mentioned, the OnePlus 7 is expected to sport a flat screen, so the OnePlus 7 Pro should be the only variant with a curved screen. In fact, the regular OnePlus 7 may look a lot like last year's OnePlus 6T, having a small notch at the top of its display (hosting a selfie camera) and a dual rear camera. In contrast, the OnePlus 7 Pro reportedly features a pop-up selfie camera - this allows its screen to occupy almost the entire front side of the smartphone, uninterrupted by notches or in-display holes. The OnePlus 7 Pro should also bring a triple rear camera and a 4,000 mAh battery (slightly bigger than the 3,700 mAh battery that's rumored to be packed inside the OnePlus 7).


OnePlus 7 series release date and price


At the moment, there is no official word on exactly when the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will be announced. However, rumor has it that both handsets will be fully unveiled on May 14, so we expect them to go on sale shortly after that. A OnePlus 7 Pro 5G might also be released in select markets at some point, but not in May. 
 
We think that at least one OnePlus 7 model will be sold via T-Mobile in the US, although this remains to be confirmed. As for prices, these could start at about $600 for the regular OnePlus 7, and about $700 for the OnePlus 7 Pro. Again, this remains to be confirmed, but we're basing our assumption on the fact that, over the years, OnePlus has continuously increased the prices of its smartphones, culminating with the OnePlus 6T (launched in November 2018 starting at $549).

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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15 Comments

1. Cheezwiz

Posts: 496; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Nothing I've heard so far makes me feel confident about the direction OnePlus is moving. We're getting a rehashed 6T (same notch/design).....and an upmarket "Pro" iteration. OnePlus must finally be feeling like "one of the gang" because they don't seem to be interested in being a brand that delivers value to consumers any longer. Unless the OP7 is ~$525 and the 7Pro is $650, it looks like I'm going to wait for the 6T to go on sale and not give OnePlus another thought.

5. AbhiD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

While everyone else is crossing $1100 price points, OnePlus must not ask even $1 more for price. Amazing logic. They are not here to do charity. They are here to do business because they are a business entity. Also what's wrong with OP7 having same design as last year but with latest processor, newer cameras, stereo speakers and probably a few more stuff at pretty much the same price as 6T?

6. Cheezwiz

Posts: 496; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

So because Apple and Samsung ask exorbitant prices for their phones, OnePlus should too? Which phone manufacturer do you work for?

10. rsiders

Posts: 1863; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Except OnePlus is still not asking for an exorbitant price for their products.

11. yesyeswe

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 13, 2017

S8-S9, iphone 6 6s 7, lg g7 g8, v20 v30, the list goes on. manufacturers are not magicians, they can't pop out new designs every year

12. MrPhilo

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Great direction for me. About time they ditched the T Series. It's nearly the same design as the 6T (layout at back is different). Anyways I don't get people like you, what else do you expect them to change this year? Most phones coming out this year atm is the water drop notch, which already gives you an indication that not much has advanced yet, only different one is the hole punch screens. So I'm glad they went with 3 phones so we can choose one. If you don't like the popup camera get the 7. And I totally disagree with the consumer part, that is just your opinion.

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1087; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I'll keep my OP6 and get a Note10. You should stay away from OnePlus if camera is super important to you. Then there are other things like a really bad vibration motor. Display quality is way below Samsung even though it's good enough. OnePlus devices are definitely a great value for their price but they're not of the same quality as Galaxies or iPhones. Camera on OnePlus 6 is specifically atleast 2 generations behind in comparison to even last year's S9 or Note9. So if the prices of this year's OnePlus devices go beyond $600, it's a lot less tempting to buy one considering S10/+ can be bought with discount offers.

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 342; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

You would think 3 years later they would finally put a better vibration motor but nope. I think mines is actually louder than when I got it and has a weaker intensity.

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1087; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Vibration motor is one of the worst.

4. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

I really don't think the camera is bad enough to be a reason to avoid. These days, its very hard to tell the difference between photos from flagship camera. We are honestly just pixel peeping at this point. Also, while I agree that samsung's display's are better overall. In that category as well the difference isn't enough for you to get an s10+ over a oneplus 7 pro especially because the 7 pro will have a quad hd resolution and curved edges just like the s10+. As for myself I would get the oneplus 7 pro over the s10+ even if they were the same price. Why? Oxygenos is still a good bit smoother and faster than one ui. More consistent software updates. Better gaming performance with the 90hz screen and optimized oxygenos. Also unique pop up camera. Just for flexing on them broke bois, if you know what I'm saying.

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1087; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Camera isn't bad by any means. I agree that Oxygen OS is pretty fast however so is stock Android but it lacks many features. One UI might not be faster than Oxygen OS but it's feature rich and definately fast enough. I've been using OnePlus 6 as my daily driver since the day it was launched and I can tell you that you get what you pay for. Things like Camera, display, vibration motor and overall experience aren't as good as on Galaxies and iPhones.

9. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

One UI feels so less buggy compared to oxygen OS though.

15. TBomb

Posts: 1131; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Those 3 dots sure looked like some RCS feature!

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