Alleged OnePlus 7 prototype hints at sliding mechanism, bezel-less design
by Joshua Swingle / Jan 12, 2019, 8:25 AM
Before we start analyzing the image, it’s worth pointing out that this could easily be a good photoshop job. Because of this, we urge you to take this leak with a big scoop of salt, rather than your typical pinch.
Commencing with the upper bezel, which is perhaps the most eye-catching design feature, there’s no denying that it’s incredibly thin. Rather importantly, though, this look is technically achievable with current technology. In fact, OnePlus parent company Oppo previously pulled off the design with the Oppo Find X and, considering the too brands often share their technology, a OnePlus smartphone with this design isn’t impossible.
This factor brings us on to the next possible feature, a sliding mechanism. As clearly visible, the protective case that the alleged OnePlus 7 prototype is wearing features cut-outs for the front-facing camera and proximity sensors, despite the area directly below being empty. This would suggest that the device encased includes a pop-out module, similar, once again, to the one featured on the Oppo Find X. If that's the case, however, the OnePlus 7 may not be resistant to water and dust ingress since that's hard to achieve when you have parts popping in and out.
By now, many of you may be thinking that this is simply an Oppo Find X complete with a OnePlus wallpaper. However, there are a few key differences. For one, the power key along the right side of the frame is accompanied by OnePlus’ signature Alert Slider. In addition to this, the speaker grill above the display is both taller and significantly wider than Oppo Find X’s alternative. In fact, the size of the speaker grill hints at a stereo speaker setup on the device.
If OnePlus chooses to stick to its usual schedule, the OnePlus 7 should arrive in May alongside the company's 5G device. This means that it shouldn’t be too long before further leaks start emerging.
Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014
That on the right isn't 6T. Look closer, that is the 7. Phone on the left is new model that will be introduced with 5G in more expensive class..
posted on Jan 12, 2019, 8:30 AM 3
Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2019
How it doesn't look like 6T? What drop is 6T signature. Making 7 with waterdrop notch is a step back. I would prefer the punch hole, cleaner look than a notch and moving mechanism
posted on Jan 12, 2019, 8:52 AM 0
Posts: 496; Member since: Apr 06, 2012
Why will they cover up the phone on right if it is 6T? Actually the above comment makes sense. The automated sliding mechanism will be too much expensive for $500-600 price point for the upcoming OnePlus 7. So it's most likely the premium 5G equipped OnePlus phone. And in the end, these could easily turn out to be prototypes that may not make it to production.
posted on Jan 12, 2019, 9:14 AM 2
Posts: 1253; Member since: Mar 16, 2017
"It's a case to hide the design" Those cases are not used to hide the design, they are used to protect the phones from damge on the production line, they are also used so they can stack multiple phones before boxing. Theres many video's on the net of them being used.
posted on Jan 13, 2019, 5:33 AM 0
Posts: 578; Member since: Aug 28, 2018
The one on the right is a 6t. Look at the water drop notch.
posted on Jan 12, 2019, 10:17 AM 1
Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 14, 2017
Good. Congrats, One Plus, for ditch the the infamous notch!
posted on Jan 12, 2019, 9:17 AM 0
Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011
Both the motorized camera portion and the curved screen would dissuade me from buying this phone. Really hoping it doesn't end up in the model that will be the follow-on to the 6T (e.g. the 7 at the sub-$600 pricepoint).
posted on Jan 12, 2019, 11:44 AM 0
Posts: 370; Member since: Jul 25, 2015
Love to see a 1440p screen. Just bc the phone I own has it. I'll buy the 7 if it does, 3.5 be damned. I love the jack don't get me wrong, but an adapter will suffice
posted on Jan 12, 2019, 2:27 PM 0
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