Take a look at the cheaper OnePlus 7 in all its glory

Take a look at the cheaper OnePlus 7 in all its glory
Just hours after a gallery of OnePlus 7 Pro renders leaked out online showcasing the upcoming flagship in all three official colors, the folks over at WinFuture have obtained official renders of the regular OnePlus 7 in the Mirror Grey finish.

The OnePlus 7 sports a very familiar design


As previously revealed, the cheaper OnePlus 7 model sports a design that doesn't differ too much from that of the OnePlus 6T. Once again, OnePlus has equipped its flagship with a large 6.41-inch display that boasts a 2340 x 1080p resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This is paired with thin side bezels, a slightly thicker chin, and a waterdrop-like notch that is home to a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

At first glance, as you can tell from the above description, the OnePlus 7 is identical to the OnePlus 6T. However, in order to make the upgrade worthwhile, a big change has been introduced to the speakers. Specifically, the usual in-ear speaker grill has been replaced with a much wider one that, along with the bottom-firing speaker, now works as part of a stereo speaker setup like the one expected on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Moving away from the front of the smartphone and over to its sides, the OnePlus 7 maintains the power key and Alert Slider along the right, and the volume rocker over on the left. Similarly, a speaker grill and USB-C port can be found along the bottom. Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a 3.5mm headphone jack are out of luck as OnePlus has once again skipped the feature.

Two rear cameras like the OnePlus 6T


Because this smartphone is the cheaper flagship, the triple-camera setup found on the larger OnePlus 7 Pro hasn't been carried over. Instead, the OnePlus 7 utilizes a modified version of the OnePlus 6T's dual-camera system that ditches the old sensors and replaces them with completely new ones. The primary 16-megapixel camera found on last year's device, for example, has been swapped out for a superior 48-megapixel alternative that boasts an f/1.7 aperture. The 20-megapixel depth sensor, on the other hand, has been replaced by a 5-megapixel one.

Accompanying all of this is, as usual, a dual-tone LED flash. But in the hope of creating a slightly sleeker design, this no longer sits below the camera module and has instead been incorporated into it. Another small design change comes in the form of branding. Rather than printing the words 'Designed by OnePlus' on the rear, the company has chosen to simply include its name.

Regarding the internal characteristics of this smartphone, consumers can expect to find Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 855 accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard. However, if the base configuration isn't sufficient, a pricier version with double the storage and 8GB of RAM is apparently on the way.

Completing the OnePlus 7's setup will once again be a 3,700mAh battery and compatibility with the company's 20W Warp Charge technology. The smartphone also includes an in-screen optical fingerprint sensor and should ship with Android 9 Pie pre-installed paired with the latest version of Oxygen OS.

OnePlus 7 release date, pricing, and availability


Despite all of the leaks, it's currently unclear how OnePlus will choose to price its cheapest flagship. The current-gen OnePlus 6T start at $549 in the US but rumor has it the OnePlus 7 could cost a little more, perhaps in the region of $579. When it is released, the expectation is that it'll be sold through the company's official website and T-Mobile alongside the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, it remains to be seen if any trade-in offers will be available.

Regarding the release date itself, the OnePlus 7 should be made available to purchase on May 22nd, just over a week after its official introduction on May 14th. OnePlus 7 Pro sales are expected to commence the same day.

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
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32 Comments

1. Armeniandave

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Looks nice but not enough of an upgrade from the 6T and not as nice of a design as the 7 Pro. At 6.41" it's also too close in size to the pro. Other rumors peg it at 6.2" so I guess we'll wait and see. Might be the first year I skip a OnePlus phone since the OnePlus 2!

2. liteon163

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I'm looking to OnePlus to help me upgrade from my LG V30, but I just don't see anything compelling enough to spend that much money. Although faster updates are tempting, they're just not worth replacing a phone (with a kick@$$ headphone jack) that works just fine and will EVENTUALLY receive Pie.

5. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Yeah your gonna be waiting for pie for a little while. Especially when it comes to LG.

11. DFranch

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I have the V30 too, and I have been anxiously awaiting the OP7. I have to say, I'm a bit let down. The only changes are SD 855, different camera and stereo speakers. Everything exactly the same as the 6t. I was at least hoping for a 4000 mAh battery. not even OIS on the camera, or even a wide angle camera instead of a useless depth sensor? Something to differentiate it from the 6t? May as well get the 6t when it goes on sale for $450.

23. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The camera has OIS(I'm not going to share my source, sorry. Just wait 7 days) and has newer sensor. Also there's UFS 3.0, and a new haptic motor. I think those are pretty good upgrades. The new processor will definitely lead to better battery life too with the same size. The 855 is godly when it comes to efficiency.

25. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

You have a "Source"? Well... it's not hard to figure out that all Oneplus phones are equipped with OIS.... Funny...

26. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

OnePlus one, X, 5 and 5T didn't have OIS, despite OP2 and OP 3/3T having it. It doesn't go like a linear cadence. Also, the Xiaomi mi8 had OIS, but mi9 doesn't. IMX586 is a very big sensor, so the lens is bigger as well. It's not cheap to optically stabilize a bigger lens, hence his doubt and that's why mi9 doesn't have OIS, and neither does honor view 20, despite both phones being in $500 category. And yes, I have a source which confirmed OIS on the regular OP7(non pro). You can check on the internet if you can prove it, I challenge you.

13. TBomb

Posts: 1504; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

How do you like the VXX series from LG? Since the V10 I've always been interesting in them but too scared to switch from all the bad press LG received. Curious your opinion as a real user vs random person

32. liteon163

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I quite like my V30. The QuadDAC is incredible and the cameras are very good. I just wish there was a front facing speaker. The battery lasts quite a long time if I don't live on the phone, regularly lasting 36+ hours with 5 hours screen on time. Overall, it will take quite a bit for me to upgrade. And I don't see anything compelling on the horizon.

28. threeline

Posts: 313; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

The V30 sucks.

3. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Hard pass. Neither of their offerings are very compelling this year. How disappointing. I bought a 6T in January and like it a lot. Might just get another one of those instead.

4. Diva_hipsterova

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 21, 2018

So no 4125 mah battery?

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 598; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Nope, 3700mAh for the 7 and 4,000mAh for the 7 Pro

9. pp3k3jamail

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 31, 2013

It says that the OP7 battery will be 4150 tho

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 598; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The OP7 specs page on our website hasn't been updated yet. That was just an old rumor

7. haydenb

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I was hoping that it would have the 4150 mah battery then i would have probably thought about getting one. But if it has the same size battery there isnt enough difference from the 6T to warrant a purchase

8. pp3k3jamail

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 31, 2013

I currently have the one plus 6T and don't see any reason to upgrade to the one plus 7. Maybe if I had the one plus 5 or 5T I would upgrade but not from the 6T.

12. OneLove123

Posts: 1093; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Get the pro, cause that's what I'm going to do.

14. oldskool50

Posts: 1578; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

Looks like a Galaxy A device. Either way, its nice, its clean, its minimalistic! Too bad US carriers aren't selling it.

15. tech_envy

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 18, 2016

It may not be available on *all* US carriers, but it will be available through T-Mobile

30. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

It might be because there was a story saying that oneplus would expand to other U.S carriers so the oneplus 7 may be available through at&t and verizon too.

16. bearballz

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 17, 2017

Definitely hanging on to my 6T until the Fall.

17. superguy

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Here's to hoping the 6T is available at a lower price. Anyone know anyone that sells refurbs of it? Had my OP6 not met an unfortunate death, I wouldn't be considering either of these. However, my insurance replacement S8 is driving me nuts, so I want to dump it in a hurry. Overall, the 7 is pretty meh, and I'm not sure that the 7 Pro justifies its price.

24. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

In my country, the 6T is going for a $150 discount currently. So yes, expect that soon. The 7 has 5 new features over the 6t: stereo speakers, new haptic motor, new SD855, UFS 3.0 storage and 48 MP IMX586 sensor. Obviously, the new processor brings better battery life and gives it 1 more year of updates, to android S v/s upto android R for 6T.

18. CEDEOTB

Posts: 418; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The "I Settled" version

21. TadTrickle

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Well said, well said

19. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

No reason to get this over the original 6T don’t be a sucker and just keep or buy the 6T

31. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Better water resistance, snapdragon 855, and most importantly stereo speakers. Those are my reason for the getting the 7 over the 6t.

20. DFranch

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Any word on whether the fingerprint sensor has been improved? That is the only thing that my brother complains about with his 6t.

22. TadTrickle

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

Take a hike one plus. The pro should've been the 7, and to hell with the others. Also, they said they had to remove the 3.5jack to make room for the under display fps. Bring back the 3.5jack, the fps on the back, and dump the under display fps. It's a gimmick

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