The OnePlus 7 Pro was used to shoot this unfiltered magazine cover story

OnePlus has been teasing the OnePlus 7 Pro quite heavily lately. First, it was mentioned in a full-page newspaper ad which hinted at many features. Then, both OnePlus and Wired UK published a bunch of photos taken with the smartphone. And today, as it turns out, Harper’s Bazaar India has used the OnePlus 7 Pro to shoot its latest cover story.
Focusing on actress Jameela Jamil who is probably best known for her role in NBC’s “The Good Place,” a total of four pictures were taken using the OnePlus 7 Pro. According to the magazine, the images used for the cover and cover story weren’t altered digitally or filtered prior to publishing in any way. Instead, Harper’s Bazaar India used the original shots. 

It’s unclear what photo modes were used to take each individual shot – OnePlus and the magazine didn’t elaborate on this matter – but presumably certain settings were adjusted before taking them. Similarly, some of the images do appear to make use of Portrait Mode, which OnePlus recently confirmed would be improved on the OnePlus 7 series.

For those of you that haven’t already heard, the OnePlus 7 Pro will carry a triple-camera setup on the rear. Rumor has it this will include a main 48-megapixel camera accompanied by a 16-megapixel super-wide-angle shooter and a third 8-megapixel sensor that boasts a 3x telephoto lens. 

The smartphone should also feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, a minimum of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, a 4,000mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.

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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. ijuanp03

Posts: 603; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nothing special there. In good lighting, all flagship phones will perform good.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016


2. OneLove123

Posts: 1099; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Who’s that Asian model?

5. XyAzario

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 15, 2019

Its Jameela Jamil

6. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

She's also an actress as well.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

She's very funny in the good place

3. rsiders

Posts: 1960; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well these images are impressive and OnePlus has definitely got my attention.

7. User123456789

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I've heard same from Apple. No magazine would be stupid enough. Bigger great screen is enough to see phones are centuries behind a 1" sensor Cybershot

8. ninjajoe96

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 22, 2013

So the cover photo itself is clearly not possible on any current flagship (look at the perfect optical blur behind her hair on the right hand side) but the photos for the actual internal story look great and seem much more achievable for a high end phone in manual. Seems they have been very careful in their wording but the three OnePlus samples do look really clean!

10. rsiders

Posts: 1960; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well just as photographers take multiple shots it could be that they did the same here and got lucky with this one where the software just got it right which does happen on occasion. But we'll see soon enough in real life samples.

13. ninjajoe96

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 22, 2013

I'm sorry but that's just not the case. Unless they are using some completely new technology for this there is no way that they have a smartphone camera that can separate the fine flyaway hairs on the lower right hand side while maintaining a fake Gaussian blur behind it. As a professional photographer the edge detection is always something that's fascinated me and disappointed me in equal measure. The details of one loose hair is too fine for a smartphone to be able to accurately detect in front of a background and even then, to maintain a perfect visual blur behind that hair is again, just something not possible on current smartphones. The rest of the shots look very nice and don't have any kind of portrait mode so they look far more like an expected smartphone shot.

11. hjl2345

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

But does these photos really prove anything? I mean, any camera can perform pretty good, especially more recent phones, under all the right conditions and lighting. Having all the benefits of that plus manual mode photos doesn't really seem impressive to me. Hats off to the photographer though. All of the photos are impressive, but it still doesn't change the fact that every photo was taken under all the perfect conditions.

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1907; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'll be curious to see the camera performance once the tech sites are able to publish their reviews.

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