Chinese consumers are selling their Samsung Galaxy S10 to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro

Chinese consumers are selling their Samsung Galaxy S10 to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro
According to Twitter tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce), the OnePlus 7 Pro is extremely popular in China where consumers placed pre-orders on more than one million units of the phone. The pre-orders were placed on the OnePlus website and on the site of Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, the only places where the phone could be pre-ordered in the country. As reported by MyDrivers, more than 820,000 units were reserved on JD.com with over 220,000 units pre-ordered on the official OnePlus site. Based on those figures, the total number of OnePlus 7 handsets reserved in the country amounted to nearly 1.05 million.

It only took five days for the OnePlus 7 Pro to generate the 1.05 million pre-orders. Interestingly, the tweet from Ice Universe indicates that some consumers in China plan on selling their Samsung Galaxy S10 series phone and using the funds to purchase the OnePlus 7 Pro. The tweet also indicates that the phone is now on backorder since the number of reserved units exceeded the number of units available in the country at launch.

The OnePlus 7 Pro features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 3120 resolution. This is not only the first 1440p display on a OnePlus phone, but it also has a 90Hz refresh rate for buttery smooth graphics. Most handsets have a 60Hz refresh rate. Under the hood you'll find the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with three different configurations of memory and storage: 6GB of RAM/128GB storage, 8GB RAM/256GB storage or 12GB RAM/256GB storage.

The triple camera setup on back includes a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.6 and optical image stabilization (OIS), an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and a 16MP camera with an Ultra-wide lens. The selfie camera weighs in at 16MP and pops up from the top of the camera (it automatically retracts when it senses that the phone is falling). An optical in-display fingerprint scanner is included, and a 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on. The same 30W Warp Charger offered with the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition is used on the OnePlus 7 Pro, and an Android 9 Pie based version of OxygenOS (HydrogenOS in China) is pre-installed.

The prices in China are 3,999 Yuan for the 6GB model, 4499 Yuan for the 8GB unit and 4999 Yuan for the 12GB variant. This means that if someone is trading in a Galaxy S10 series phone to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro, they could have some change left over. Phones in the Galaxy S10 line start at 5,300 Yuan for the Galaxy S10e and run as high as 12,000 Yuan for the Galaxy S10+ with 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. 

OnePlus 7 Pro is the first phone to launch with UFS 3.0


In the U.S., the phone is a T-Mobile exclusive and the model with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage is the only one being sold. Available in Mirror Gray and Nebula Blue, the price is $699.99 or 24 monthly payments of $29.17.


On the OnePlus website in the U.S., the OnePlus 7 Pro with 6GB of RAM/128GB storage can be purchased in Mirror Gray for $669. The 8GB RAM/256GB model is offered in both Mirror Gray and Nebula Blue (with Almond coming soon) for $699. The top-of-the-line version with 12GB RAM/256GB storage is sold in Nebula Blue only for $749. In the box are the phone, a Warp Charge 30 power adapter, and a Warp Charge Type-C cable. Those with a headset that uses a 3.5mm jack will have to pay up for the OnePlus Type-C to 3.5mm cable. While the accessory came out of the box with the OnePlus 6T, it was offered for $8 (before shipping and taxes) to those who lost the dongle. Now, that same accessory is priced at $12.95 on the OnePlus website.

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the first phone to feature Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0. This replaces UFS 2.1 and allows for faster performance while using less battery power. Apps will open and run faster, and the UFS 3.0 runs at higher temperatures; that is important for today's phones with powerful processors designed to run complex tasks.

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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)

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19 Comments

1. Kdk2020

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

Well well..how the turntables...

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

OnePlus is a Chinese company to begin with. So duh. Of course Chinese by and support Chinese companies. Not to mention OnePlus uses a forked version of Android called Oxygen OS.

2. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

No more Android phones.

3. ijuanp03

Posts: 616; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

On a side note, OnePlus is still making all the excuses not to include wireless charging. Wait for another and they will include the feature saying the technology is already mature. Lol

14. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 595; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Didnt One Plus remove headphone jack to save space and make battery better and now they have a front camera pop up module and a 90hz display all which take up even more space. OP have alot of excuses

4. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

did the US gov thinks the move they did will really lead chinese to buy iphones or google pixel?

6. OneLove123

Posts: 1195; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

So, not even one person sold an iPhone to buy the oneplus? Sure!!!

18. iloveapps

Posts: 865; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

iPhone is a luxury good in china whereas your Samsung phones ate trash and junks. See the marketshare of Samsung in china... OTHERS

8. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I live in the US, and ordered the 12gb blue version. Currently using a 12gb S10 Plus that I bought (mint) used on Swappa for 1k that also came with galaxy buds and a wireless charger, and will decide when it arrives whether or not making the switch is worth it. I think the larger 90hz screen (with no punch hole) and faster ufs 3.0 storage will be worth the trade off of having less internal storage and no wireless charging. Personally, I could care less about wireless charging and have no need for 1tb of storage and could care less about a headphone Jack (prefer wireless buds). The 12gb ram however is a must. My previous Note 9 had problems multi tasking the combination of tethering HD to my TV while running apps at the same time. Haven't had a single issue with buffering since making the switch to 12gb of ram. Can't wait to compare the two.

11. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

12gb of ram is way over overkill right now. 8gb of ram is still overkill, but makes your phone future proof, but 12gb is so unnecessary. Check out this articlehttps://www.androidauthority.com/how-much-ram-do-you-need-in-smartphone-2019-944920/

13. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 595; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

It depends on the device like the Galaxy Fold has 12gb but it can open upto 8 apps at once, plus Samsung always have stated the more RAM the better Samsung DEX runs. So it isn't always just to run a phone as normal users would. Anyways its better to be future proof, right now the bottleneck in the Pixel devices is the 4GB of Ram. As long as Samsung can make their Ram modules smaller and more efficient like they have been doing then they can put 12GB or more in dont really mind.

9. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Exactly how many is "some" consumers? If Zhang decides to tweet about his friend selling his s10 for the OP7, is that enough representation for "Chinese consumers"?

10. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Well it does make for better clickbait.

12. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 595; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Samsung still got the sales from those S10 sold and the money so I doubt they even care.

19. iloveapps

Posts: 865; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Definitely they don’t care in china as their market share is in OTHErs

20. oldskool50 unregistered

This article is again so disingenuous. Why is it specifically stain people trading galaxy S10 for the new One Plus? Is this the only phone being traded-in for the One Plus? When carriers run deal to trade in a phone for a newer phone, same brand or not; they accept a wealth of phones from several brands, not just Samsung. Again, Alan and his fanboy bias. So I guess NO ONE traded in an iPhone XR or XS/XS max for this phone? I wonder were their any phones from other brands traded in like the the Pixel? I just don't understand why Samsung is always on the attack on this site. Why do you hate them so much? Oh I know, because the top dog is always hated. Just like many tech blogs hated on Nokia for many years too when they were king of the hill. No matter how much you love Apple, they are never gonna be king of the hill no matter how much money they make or have made or will make. Geez dude, you guys go out of your way to just add insult to injury when it comes to Samsung. But you allow apple to just get away with murder...LITERALLY!! Because yes Apple has directly and indirectly killed people. You don't have to resort to such terrible hatefulness to get clicks.

22. monoke

Posts: 1173; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Well now that it looks exactly like a Galaxy without an annoying hole in screen, I don't see why not.

23. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I call bull$hit on this. There's absolutely no incentive for any Chinese media outlet or statistical/data entity to be truthful about the actual numbers or the validity of such a marketing ploy, even if they did present numbers, because the perfect lie only benefits China.

25. Icent55

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 02, 2017

One plus 7pro aint the first phone to support ufs 3.0, Galaxy s105g was

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