Mysterious OnePlus prototype spotted, could it be the OnePlus 7?

Mysterious OnePlus prototype spotted, could it be the OnePlus 7?
The OnePlus 6T has proven extremely popular since its launch, especially in the US where it is backed by T-Mobile. But with 2019 just around the corner, OnePlus has already begun work on the OnePlus 7 and its 5G flagship. These aren’t expected to arrive until Q2 2019 but today a new leak has provided a glimpse at what could be an early prototype.

Published by Ishan Agarwal, the photo in question appears to have been taken during a recent meeting at the company’s headquarters. In it, CEO Pete Lau can be seen going over a product slide which contains renders of the prototype in question. Meanwhile, one key employee has a white prototype of the smartphone in his hands and on top of the table sits a red version.

It’s claimed that the device shown in the photo is still in the designing stages. This means that the final version could potentially look completely different. If the Chinese brand was to opt for this design, though, it would mark a significant departure from its recent devices. After all, the relatively minimal dual-camera setup seen on the OnePlus 6 series has been replaced with a huge Motorola-like camera module that presumably contains multiple sensors.

As to when consumers should expect to see the final version of the OnePlus 7 or the company’s 5G flagship, recent comments have pointed towards a May 2019 unveiling at the very earliest. In any case, though, this is still roughly five months away and doesn't mean the smartphones will be available to purchase immediately after their announcement.

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21 Comments

1. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I'm only a new OnePlus fan but this is a definite No.

2. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

If oneplus gives us a 5.7-6 inch 18:9 phone I would instantly buy it

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Eh I don't like the Nokia design.

18. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Depends on what's in the circle. If its a 3 camera + flash cluster, I say yes - especially if its got a wide angle lens in there :)

4. kennybenny

Posts: 216; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Another OnePlus phone, another price hike......

12. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

The price of ALL phones hike every year (just like everything else), it's nothing new

5. Farcaster

Posts: 162; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

I guess this year is copy Motorola.

7. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

This year?!! Which phone did they copy with the 3, 5, 6 and the latest 6T? Or are you an Apple or Samsung fanboy just trolling

13. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Rear camera design and placement. Notch. Silent switch. After Apple went glass back, the next Oneplus had one. Oneplus (Oppo) has been slyly copying Apple for a while. No need to act offended, or that Chinese Oppo is original.

15. UstadG

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 13, 2018

Dude, apple had glass back in iPhone 4 series too. But OP didn't even existed then it's only in 2018 they went for glass back get your facts right before posting

16. UstadG

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 13, 2018

Moreover oppo and op introduced in screen fingerprint sensor which now apple is trynna bring back in 2020 or 2019 lmao

17. UstadG

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 13, 2018

Htc got the antenna lines for first time on HTC one & apple copied it in 6 series

6. Venom

Posts: 3714; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Can they come up with something to top the GOAT, the 6T?

8. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

1020 ???

19. luis.aag90

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

I tought the same. I still have a yellow one sitting in a drawer

9. Playstation

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 15, 2018

Yeah yeah whatev.

10. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

"Sony always wins baby!"

11. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

Nokia :D design

14. LouisMariano5

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

if this company add stereo speakers to their product that sounded great... they'd have a new customer in a flash !

20. iampun33t

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Only 2 things that stopped me from buying a 6T, 1. Headphone Jack and Stereo Speakers. 2. Expandable Memory. Rest all is pretty damn good!

21. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

That's three... I guess stormtroopers can't count either

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