OnePlus 7 Pro is here: revolutionary display, pop-up camera and no notch

OnePlus 7 Pro is here: revolutionary display, pop-up camera and no notch
OnePlus, the company that promised to never settle, is back, and this time it has a phone that beats the rest not only in terms of price, but one that delivers a kind of revolutionary technology that no other mainstream flagship offers.

The name of the phone is the OnePlus 7 Pro and it's the first mainstream phone with a 90-hertz display, a feature that ensures a buttery-smooth visual experience that only specialized gaming phones have offered before. Also, it's one of the first phones with a true edge-to-edge screen, a dream design that the industry has been chasing for years. OnePlus made this possible thanks to a clever design for the selfie camera: it pops up for video calls and selfies, and retracts within the body of the phone when not in use. Add to that a relentless focus on getting rid of every millisecond of lag and stutter, and the OnePlus 7 Pro might just be the phone to beat in 2019. 

OnePlus 7 Pro in a nutshell:

  • fluid AMOLED edge-to-edge screen, no notch, 90Hz refresh rate, Quad HD resolution
  • pop-up selfie camera
  • flagship Snapdragon 855 chip, up to 12GB RAM, liquid cooling
  • stereo speakers
  • new vibration motor
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • 5G option
  • higher price than any earlier OnePlus phone

The OnePlus 7 Pro, however, is not the only phone that OnePlus is announcing today: there is a second model, without the "Pro" moniker, simply the OnePlus 7. That model is more affordable, but it does have a notch and looks just like last year's OnePlus 6T, plus it lacks some features like the innovative 90-hertz display of the Pro. We will focus on the Pro model in this article, but you can read more about the regular OnePlus 7 in a separate article here.

Revolutionary Screen

No bezel, no notch, 90 hertz refresh rate, Quad HD resolution and HDR10+

The leaks were true: the OnePlus 7 Pro indeed features a 90 hertz refresh rate, or simply put, this means that the screen refreshes 90 times per second compared to traditional screens that refresh 60 times per second. This results in a visually much smoother experience, something that you will notice all around the interface, but also something that makes a difference in gaming too. OnePlus calls it a Fluid AMOLED screen, and it now also has a higher resolution at Quad HD or 3120 x 1440 pixels, so everything looks extremely sharp.

The screen also supports HDR10+ for more vibrant colors, something that you will appreciate when you watch Netflix movies for example.

You also get Night Mode 2.0 that filters out blue light and automatically adjusts the screen temperature of the screen.

Cameras: Finally good?

Three cameras and a durable pop-up selfie shooter

OnePlus phones have been fast and smooth for a while, but they have always lagged behind flagships when it comes to camera quality.

The OnePlus 7 Pro aims to fix that. It comes with three rear cameras and a pop-up front camera.

Here is a short breakdown of the camera specifications:

  • 48-megapixel main camera
  • 8MP, 3x telephoto camera, f/2.4, OIS
  • 16MP ultra-wide angle camera

The biggest upgrade might just be the larger sensor size: the Pro now has a 1/2-inch sensor on the main camera. It uses pixel binning to combine four pixels into one and deliver better-looking photos, especially in low-light. You also get a new lens design with 7 elements, that is one extra lens for improved quality. The aperture is also f/1.6, wider than before, allowing more light to pass to the sensor, resulting in brighter, noise-free images at night.

Two key new camera features are UltraShot that uses smart HDR to control variance in lighting to produce a more balanced image. And then you have NightScape 2.0, the dedicated night mode that is now optimized for better low-light shots.

As to that front camera? Yes, it pops up and the first question to ask here is: will it break? OnePlus says it has tested the module 300,000 times, which amounts to years and years of use for even the worst case of selfie obsession. There is something else really cool here. When the front camera is open, the phone will track your phone continuously and if you drop your phone, it will quickly and automatically retract the camera, so it doesn't break when the phone falls. Clever!

Faster In-Screen Fingerprint Reader

Actually, the fastest in-screen fingerprint reader

The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, but it's not the same one that was in the 6T: this is a new generation of an optical fingerprint scanner. It's 38% faster than the OnePlus 6T and unlock the phone in only 0.21 seconds.

This is the world's fastest in-screen fingerprint unlock system, which is an impressive achievement.

Battery Life

The largest ever on a OnePlus device

The OnePlus 7 Pro features the largest battery ever put on a OnePlus phone, a 4,000mAh battery that should last even the heaviest of users through those long days.

The Pro still does not support wireless charging, but it does come with even faster "fast charging". In fact, the phone will need just 20 minutes to go from 0 to 50% charge. This fast charger will be included in the box.

New Software Features

Something for the gamers and something for those who want to tune out

The new OnePlus 7 Pro ships with Android 9 Pie with the company's Oxygen OS 9.5 on top of it. 

OnePlus also unveiled that it has reasons to take pride in when it comes to software updates. It was the second-fastest to deliver updates, only behind Google, according to AOS Mark, and the new 7 Pro will get a guaranteed 2 years of major updates (will be updated to Android 10 Q and Android 11 R), plus security updates will be delivered over the next 3 years.

In terms of specific features, OnePlus brings a brand new Fnatic game mode that brings extreme optimizations to the performance of the phone, makes sure your notifications don't disturb your gaming, as well as ensure the phone focuses on optimizing traffic flow to your gaming and not to something else in the background.

There is also a new Zen mode that helps users disengage from their smartphones. For a set period of time, your phone shuts off notifications and leaves you only capable of receiving urgent phone calls or use the camera, nothing more, no other distractions.

Price, Release Date and Carrier Availability

T-Mobile exclusive

The OnePlus 7 Pro raises the bar with features, but all of that innovation comes at a cost. And you know what this means: the Pro is the most expensive OnePlus phone so far.

What does this mean?

Here is how prices of the OnePlus 7 Pro break down:

  • 6GB RAM/128GB storage: $670 in US / £649 in the UK
  • 8GB/256GB storage: $700 in US / £699 in the UK
  • 12GB/256GB storage: $750 in US / £799 in the UK

The phone is available in a choice of three different colors: Mirror Gray and Nebula Blue are available right away, while a gold Almond shade will go on sale next month.

As always, you will be able to order the OnePlus 7 Pro unlocked via the OnePlus official website, and it will also launch on T-Mobile in the United States. Note that there will be a model with support for 5G connectivity as well.

Related phones

  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh
7 Pro
  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(34h talk time)



1. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

+ UFS 3.0

2. mackan84

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Does anyone know who makes these Chinese oleds? They’re beating Samsung

3. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

OnePlus uses Samsung's Super Amoled panels. That is why their displays are always quality ones unlike say Huawei

26. mackan84

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

If OnePlus uses Samsung I cant forgive them for not having 90hz in the S10...

28. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

And it's flicker free too.

39. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Samsung Display can sell what they want to whoever is interested. Asus ROG from last year already has 90Hz oled. OnePlus 7 Pro has 90Hz QHD. Xperia 1 has 10 bit 120Hz 4K. Samsung Mobile cant keep them from selling anything they want to sell.

52. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

I went from Note 8 to Huawei P30 Pro. I dont see how the oled on the Huawei is any worst than the Note 8. Samsung guys are just bashing anything non Korean eventhough they never even used the products they bash.

15. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Likely chinese thieves BOE. Like all chinese tech, BOE steal from Samsung. Watch their screens break in a few months use as usual with chinese quality products. And no they will never beat Samsung.

45. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

whaaatt?? dude get off the weed asap.. the screens are samsung lol

16. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Except Huawei that usually uses from BOE, other main chinese brands buy oled from Samsung.

4. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Nah I'll wait for Redmi K20 or Poco F2 whatever they'll call it

6. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And get inferior screen, inferior cameras, no stereo speakers, no liquid cooling, no super fast charging, inferior fingerprint sensor, inferior build, inferior storage, smaller battery, bloated UI filled with Ads, for a lesser price? Absolutely, go for K20 as you like. But don't try to pass it off as a better deal in any sense

9. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Wow you own one already?

11. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Specs have already leaked. No need to make a guess. It's a given

19. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

I don't give a damn about display quality, i get used to them in few days and don't notice. Poco F1 has Liquid cooling so don't know where you brought your B.S from. Battery is 4000 so it's same and i am damn sure it will be better tjan OP7 pro in battery life which is already out on gsmarena. Inferior build?, We'll drop both phones and they'll both break. Ads?, Ahhhh xda developers will be all over the phone just like poco f1. Funny i am hyping F1 so much you'd think i own one but I don't, i have Mate 10 pro for now.

33. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Your first sentence is enough to discredit your future opinions. Seriously, you look at it everytime, you cannot not give a damn about it.

50. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Y'all all hyping up features that are practical only for few days. Shameless bunch

5. AbhiD

Posts: 849; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Price is much less than anticipated and specifications are Killer. There is absolutely no phone out there for this price. No competition at all!

10. ishaqthkr

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Abhid is trying his best to fill the OP propaganda skskskss

20. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

And won't sell even 3 million units, while P30 Pro will pass 15 million easily.

46. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

15million data contributors to the China Republic HAHAHA

51. mootu

Posts: 1529; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

And yet One+ actually have been caught sending back data to Chinese servers, has Huawei?

54. Cat97

Posts: 1929; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

OnePlus is as Chinese as Huawei. So add the OnePlus sales to the Huawei ones :)

25. superguy

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Fanboi is out again ...

7. LawnBoy

Posts: 198; Member since: Feb 23, 2019

And like that, iPhone is relegated to bottom of the barrel. Someone seriously needs to explain to me the appeal of an iPhone. I had the 4. Love the design but my Sammy cam blew it out of the water. Heck, I think it was HTC at that time and it blew apple out of the water. Has apple ever made a good phone?

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The appeal is mostly about the name. It's why people buy Pagani or Bugatti instead of Ford or Hyundai. It's about perceived quality and status. Doesn't hurt that there are many years of software updates for the iPhone as well.

21. User123456789

Posts: 1008; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Tons of people think iphones are high social status because it costs more than other brands.

23. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

iOS is what makes the iPhone so attractive.

35. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Or unattractive depending on your OS preference, I wouldn't touch iOS, so iPhone are largely irrelevant to me.

48. wickedwilly

Posts: 723; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

IOS is the biggest reason I would not buy an iPhone. Outdated, too limited, inferior built-in apps, not optimized well for larger screens and buggy updates.

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