Alleged OnePlus 7 pops up in real life photo. Reveals tiny but fun detail
Last year, OnePlus gave us two phones with a notch — the OnePlus 6 had a rather large, iPhone-esque notch up top, while the OnePlus 6T had the "waterdrop notch", where the cutout on top of the screen is more of a nub, giving it a much cleaner look. Rumor has it that, this year, we will get a completely notchless design with the selfie camera being hidden behind a slide-out mechanism.
Now, the first photo — allegedly of the OnePlus 7 — has popped up online. Check it out, and we will discuss it further below:
First things first: you probably noticed that the device has a slightly bigger "forehead" and that its hardware buttons seem to be positioned in odd locations. This is because we are, most likely, looking at a slider phone turned upside down. So, the chin, which is usually a bit "meaty" as it holds the display driver, is at the top, giving this "leaked device" a slightly different appearance. And, obviously, the volume and power buttons are way out of place at the bottom of the device's frame, as opposed to being placed in the top half of the device.
So, why turn it upside down?
Or, if it's real, it could be there to showcase how the user interface of the OnePlus 7 is able to flip in either direction, even upside down. This would a new feature from the company. And hey, if the phone is simply a rectangle, with (almost) uniform bezels all around, why not be able to just flip it any way you like, right?
Will this slider be as cool as the one on the Oppo Find X?
Is this picture real, though?
You may feel like the icons on the photo are a bit small, in proportion to the phone's body, possibly being evidence that the image is doctored. However, the OnePlus interface does allow for icon resizing and it does look to us that the sizes shown in this picture are consistent with the "small" icon option found in our OnePlus phones' settings. The icons themselves look like the default Oxygen OS icon set.
In other words, you may want to take this with a grain of salt. But it's worth noting that the picture does present a phone that matches all the rumors and leaks about the OnePlus 7 we've heard so far. Just check out this render, which was fan-made and based entirely on leaked information: