OnePlus 7 Pro renders showcase design entirely, pop-out camera included

UPDATE: This smartphone is now expected to launch as the OnePlus 7 Pro. It should be joined by the regular OnePlus 7 upon launch, which itself resembles the OnePlus 6T quite closely.

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The OnePlus 7 and its 5G variant are undeniably two of the most anticipated smartphones of 2019. As things stand, their respective announcements aren’t set to take place until later this quarter. But thanks to tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer in partnership with PriceBaba, the design of the regular OnePlus 7 has seemingly been revealed

Pop-out selfie camera & extremely thin bezels


Kicking things off with a look at the front panel design, the most obvious difference upon first glance is the lack of a notch above the display. Last year, OnePlus completely embraced the controversial design feature but, from the look of things, it wasn’t compatible with the brand’s vision of a bezel-less design.

Speaking of bezel-less, the OnePlus 7’s large 6.5-inch display apparently boasts an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 95%. This is achieved through the presence of slim side bezels that extend to the top of the display, and a reduced chin.

The drawback to such a high screen-to-body ratio is that there’s no room for the usual front-facing camera. Because of this, these OnePlus 7 CAD-based renders suggest the smartphone will adopt a new pop-out mechanism for the selfie snapper. 

The flagship also adopts an elongated speaker grill which sits along the very edge of the aluminum frame.

OnePlus 7 CAD-based render

OnePlus 7 CAD-based render

Three rear cameras, one more than the OnePlus 6T


Much like the front, the OnePlus 7’s rear is an evolution of the design seen on the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. Once again, the flagship includes a vertically-aligned camera module that sits in the center of the rear. This time around, though, a third sensor has been added to the layout.

Unfortunately, the exact details of each camera remain unclear at the moment. However, the most logical layout would be one that includes a primary sensor accompanied by a wide-angle camera and a third sensor that boasts a telephoto lens. Alternatively, OnePlus could scrap one of these in favor of a depth sensor that improves bokeh imagery.

Accompanying the three rear cameras is an LED flash and what appears to be a new laser autofocus system. The OnePlus logo also sits directly below the camera setup.

Flagship internals but still no headphone jack


Internally, the OnePlus 7 will arrive powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855. Presumably, this will be paired with at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Nevertheless, more impressive configurations such as 8/256GB and 12/512GB could be on the table.

The upcoming flagship should also run Android 9 Pie complete with the latest version of Oxygen OS straight out of the box. If rumors are to be believed, a large 4,150mAh battery with support for Warp Charge could be included too. Unfortunately, this won’t support wireless charging.

If these renders are accurate, the OnePlus 7 will follow in the OnePlus 6T’s footsteps by not including a headphone jack either. Instead, users will have to use USB-C earbuds or wireless alternatives.

OnePlus 7 CAD-based render

OnePlus 7 CAD-based render


Will the OnePlus 5G flagship look like this?


The short answer to this question is probably. In a recent interview, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed that, while there "will be some differences" between the 4G LTE model pictured above and the 5G variant, the latter won't be "dramatically" different.

These comments mean that the 5G model will probably pair a bezel-less display with a pop-out camera module, much like the regular OnePlus 7. However, some internal tweaks to avoid overheating issues could result in a large overall device. It also seems likely that a 5G logo will be included on the rear, as has been the case with recent 5G smartphones.

The OnePlus 7's announcement, release date, and pricing


The OnePlus 7 and its 5G sibling are both expected to go official sometime in May. Sales of the former will probably commence around one week after the announcement takes place, while the latter may not be available until mid-June.

Like the OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 7 should be available in every market OnePlus currently operates in. Additionally, over in the US, the flagship should be available to purchase via T-Mobile. As for the 5G variant, this won't be seeing a US release. Instead, its availability will be limited to just a handful of markets including the UK.

In terms of pricing, OnePlus is once again expected to push costs upwards a bit. The regular OnePlus 7, on the one hand, could be priced closer to $600 rather than the current OnePlus 6T starting price of $549. Similarly, the 5G flagship is expected to push prices upwards dramatically. Nevertheless, the company's CEO recently promised that it'd cost less than $1,000.

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39 Comments

1. someguy2261

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

White note 9 from samsung still no update to Pie I need to stop buy Samsung I hope oneplus is going to school them how to sell phone. I do thing this going to an awesome device.

13. mahima

Posts: 714; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Really? My note 8 gets last month

14. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

My s8 got last month too. Wondering why he is yet to receive it. Besides, he can easily flash it with Odin.

22. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 621; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

What version do you have? I have the T-Mobile (U.S.) version and I got it 2 days ago.

30. sun0066

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Mine is an us unlocked version and still waiting for it , I had it already in s9 and I do not like that much , so I am not in a rush

37. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 621; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Yeah, the carriers have an agreement with Samsung that they get it before the US unlocked version. The last of the 4 just got it, so it should be arriving shortly. I'm with you though. I prefer 8.1. I feel like it's gone backward in some aspects.

32. pimpin83z

Posts: 220; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Samsung doesn't need to learn how to sell phones. They need to learn how to update their devices in a timely manner. That said, most Samsung phones come with better features than the latest android version anyway.

2. KingSam

Posts: 1340; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Sweet. OnePlus phones are great but let’s be real they aren’t that value offering anymore.

34. DFranch

Posts: 511; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Really, show me the Samsung/LG/iPhone phone with the similar specs which comes close on price.

3. LEEDAQ

Posts: 153; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

this will be huge mistake

27. TheOracle1

Posts: 1894; Member since: May 04, 2015

This is just a Vivo NexS or V15 Pro without the headphone jack and an SD855. The pop-up mechanism on my NexS has had zero issues for me and other users on XDA. Zero complaints or failures. Check out the Jerryrigeverything video on YouTube. Some of the comments here are baffling, as if Oneplus have reinvented the wheel, whilst it's almost identical to the 9 month old NexS. In other words, you can buy this phone right now (from a US seller on ebay) like I did with an SD845, 8GB/128GB, insane battery life AND headphone jack for around $500.

4. Elvis358

Posts: 198; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

If they called all these phone's not bezze-less display's but chin design smartphone's they would be more accurate!

5. OneLove123

Posts: 783; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Hope this comes to tmobile too.

6. mdorno

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

If this is true it looks like I'll be keeping my 3T a bit longer. Currently the best option in my opinion is a dual screened device. Followed in order by preference, hole punch, slider, teardrop notch, pop-up camera, then lastly the iPhone type notch.

26. sonofabdoel2nd

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 21, 2018

Try NubiaX

7. Jrod99

Posts: 695; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Hmmm. Moving parts? Hopefully the reliability of slide out camera will be good.

8. Cat97

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I will never use the selfie camera, so for me the pop-up design looks perfect. No selfie camera at all would be even better :) But it is so lame that they are within 1mm of removing the chin and yet they can't do it. The phone would look perfect without the chin.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I very rarely use the front facing camera so I have no problem if it's hidden.

16. User123456789

Posts: 377; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Because is where screen connectors are... 100% screen cannot be done. Lower bezel will never be like the top.

24. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

I think Apple did kinda achieve this, starting with the iPhone X. They used a flexible OLED panel to curve the screen behind itself, which places the display controller chip behind the screen and allows the screen to actually extend all the way to the bottom of the phone. That's why the iPhone X and XS have virtually no "chin."

31. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 653; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I own an iPhone XS. It looks to me that Apple has avoided the chin by making an all around bezel of 3mm. In any way, Apple has found the most pleasant solution fort he Problem since there is at least a balanced design.

39. OneLove123

Posts: 783; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

They still have a chin. It's the same size as the new S10+.

29. Cat97

Posts: 1718; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

iPhones do this, so if someone can, then sooner or later many will be able to.

10. Derekjeter

Posts: 1447; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Forget the S10, I’m definitely waiting for this. Good bye Apple. My iPhone 7 Plus had a great run. What a beautiful phone this will turn out to be. They made the right choice with all the features. I hardly use the selfie camera, I never use wired headphones or wireless charging, and if the battery size is correct this will definitely be a great phone for me. OnePlus FTW!

11. Be_Mine

Posts: 197; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'll probably change my mind in the future. But for now, I like my phone having a headphone jack.

12. imindulged

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 03, 2019

indeed a beauty! check out my blog too on this smartphone! madovermobiles . com

15. trqster

Posts: 175; Member since: May 17, 2013

Love it! MUCH BETTER than the notch, hole punch and whatever others are doing - this is true just screen awesomeness! Really looking forward to this beauty and if it's under 600€ for the base model they're going to make a serious dent on other flagship contenders out there - mark my words! The true return of the flagship killer it looks and probably and finally a worthwhile replacement for my OP 5. Bring it on already!!!

17. monoke

Posts: 1126; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I love the decision to go pop up. Why? Cuz I don't give a damn about taking selfies! Lol. Give me a clean unobstructed bezeless front screen experience any and every day!!

33. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5483; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

But you will lose any waterproofing OnePlus had (and this wasn't even IP rated).

18. Armeniandave

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

I really like this design however the 6.5" screen will probably kill it for me. I had the Oneplus 6 and 6T and loved the phones but the size is just too damn big! Hopefully in the future they make a smaller phone like this.

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