OnePlus 7 Pro rumor review: price, release date, and new features

By now, you probably already know: there will be not one, but two different OnePlus devices: a OnePlus 7 model and then an advanced OnePlus 7 Pro version with a brand new generation of screen that promises to outdo all existing phones in terms of color accuracy and smoothness.

With all the leaks, rumors and teasers by OnePlus, we now have a nearly complete picture of the two new OnePlus 7 handsets, so it's time to take a closer look and see what's new and how the two models differ between each other.

OnePlus has also promised to not only surprise us with the best screen ever put on a OnePlus phone, but it also aims to finally bring truly great cameras on these OnePlus phones. 

So... what's new? Let's find out.

The biggest new feature: the screen
A 90Hz screen will change the game for smoothness

The biggest rumored change for the OnePlus 7 Pro is without a doubt the new screen. No notch, no disruptions, but the big story here is the 90Hz refresh rate, much faster than most modern-day flagships that run at 60Hz.

What this gives you is extra responsiveness in animations, transitions, and gaming, among many others. When the screen is static it makes no sense to run it at 90Hz, so chances are that OnePlus will use some sort of dynamic adjustment of the refresh rate of the display and only run it at 90Hz when needed.

Add to this independent testing that suggests record-breaking color accuracy of this new panel, the sharpest Quad HD resolution ever put on a OnePlus phone, and this really shapes up to be an incredible display.

It's important to note that the non-Pro OnePlus 7 model will get a 1080p AMOLED screen running at 60Hz, and that is clearly the biggest differentiator between the two.

Finally, a great camera? OnePlus 7 is expected to have three rear cameras

For the first time, an ultra-wide angle camera on a OnePlus phone!

If there was just one thing that keeps OnePlus from completely taking over mainstream flagships that would have to be the camera: it performs very well during the day, but just can't quite keep up with the best at night.

OnePlus promises that it has worked hard on improving the camera this time around and the OnePlus 7 Pro will have three cameras on its back. Here is what we expect to see on the Pro:

  • 48MP main camera
  • Telephoto camera (3X zoom)
  • Ultra-wide camera

The regular OnePlus 7 model will likely skip the ultra-wide camera and will feature only two rear cameras.

Confirming these leaks and rumors are images that have allegedly been snapped on the Pro (above) and where you can see the new 3X telephoto zoom camera in action.

Yes, a pop-out front camera!

A camera that is hidden when you are not using it

Another cool feature that makes the truly edge-to-edge design of the OnePlus 7 Pro possible is the pop-out selfie camera. Note that the regular OnePlus 7 is expected to keep the teardrop notch and the traditional front-facing camera, while only the Pro will get the new front cam.

The camera will appear whenever you switch to taking a selfie in the camera application and otherwise it will remain retracted inside the phone.

Other phones made by the parent company of OnePlus advertize that a pop-out selfie camera takes just 0.67 seconds (less than a second!) to appear, so it's definitely fast. We are yet to see how well the mechanism will work over the long term, though.

Fixing the worst from the 6T: A new fingerprint scanner

We expect to see an optical fingerprint reader, but a much faster one than on the 6T

The OnePlus 6T is a very reliable phone that runs impressively smoothly, but one thing that we noticed and many people agree with is that the optical fingerprint scanner that is embedded inside the display is just not as fast as a traditional fingerprint scanner.

We expect the OnePlus 7 series to rectify this: you will still have an optical fingerprint reader, but expectations are that it will be bigger and nearly 30% faster. We have already seen Huawei implement this newer generation of optical fingerprint readers in its P30 Pro and it works much better than earlier generations, so we are hopeful for the OnePlus phones as well.

Price and Release date

Expect it around May-June 2019, but at a higher price

OnePlus has slowly, but steadily increased prices for its phones and we expect the price to grow even further with the OnePlus 7 and specifically with the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The screen on the Pro is rumored to cost three times as much as ordinary 60-hertz screens alone, and then you have the cameras and all the rest of the new technology with it.

So yes, we do expect higher prices on the new OnePlus phones this year. How much higher? Here are the expectations according to the current leaks and rumors:

OnePlus 7:
6/128 GB: 600 Euro

OnePlus 7 Pro:
6/128 GB: 700 Euro, "Mirror Grey"
8/256 GB: 750 Euro, "Mirror Grey", "Almond", "Nebula Blue"
12/256 GB: 820 Euro, "Nebula Blue"

You can clearly see how the prices for the Pro model are now clearly closer than ever to those on flagships by Apple and Samsung, but still not quite as high, so while OnePlus phones are getting more and more expensive they will keep their price competitiveness against the mainstream brands.

The OnePlus 7 series will be officially unveiled on Tuesday, May 14th and are likely to go on sale shortly after the official announcement. We will be there covering the event live as it happens so stay tuned for more info soon.

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



1. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

Oneplus looks better and better with each generation. This looks like a real winner if it will finally have 1440p screen.

2. tiagoffern

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2019

I wouldn't mind paying 580 to 600$ if it included all the specs listed above along with a 1440p screen and stereo speakers.

3. swarai

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Real Talk: oneplus hasn't been the same since they lost cyanogenmod and dual mono (stereo with a modification) speakers. I think losing the headphone jack but gaining stereo speakers are an even tradeoff

4. osterrich21

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

No 3.5mm jack is a mistake. Could be both audio jack and bluetooth

16. Dima123

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

He will have it IP65/IP68 and 3.5mm jack

5. Poptart2828

Posts: 432; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

My vivo nex pop up and oppo find x slider still work well with no issues. Heck, my oppo n3 still works well after all these years.

6. superguy

Posts: 465; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Help me understand - how can you have a slider style phone and a pop up camera. Author is talking about having a slider to expose the camera for facial recognition, but have the front camera pop out for selfies? It seems contradictory - if the front camera pops out, why would the whole top need to move?

7. I_have_boxes

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

As someone that doesn't care about selfies, the only disadvantage to a pop-up camera is that it compromises any chance of water resistance. The Oneplus 6t was advertised as splash resistant, so the Oneplus 7 may be a step back to an extent.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1981; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

If the lens quality and sensor size for the lens are both improved, this may be the One for me.

10. hgroove4

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I like flat screen, that's the reason why I hace a 6t@256 instead of Note 9. Curved screens makes phone feels smaller and fragile.

11. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Dammit OnePlus, just give me wireless charging already and take my money!

12. OneLove123

Posts: 1206; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Can't wait for the 7t at t-mobile.

13. nychalla

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

I'm just not feeling the popup front camera.

14. Abdbaas

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

For people who don't care about selfies I find this brilliant. But I love the IP68 though :(

15. Armeniandave

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

The 7 pro will be a massive phone! It's bigger than the S10+ even. This would be fine if they had made two sizes but with similar specs but it is obvious that the 7 Pro will be much better. I'm not asking for a tiny phone but just not a borderline tablet phone!

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