The regular OnePlus 7 just leaked and it looks a lot like the OnePlus 6T


Way back in January, a mysterious image appeared online showing what appeared to be a bezel-less OnePlus 7 and last year’s OnePlus 6T. Naturally, there was quite a bit of skepticism surrounding the leak, but last month Steve Hemmerstoffer confirmed the bezel-less smartphone’s existence with a 360-degree render video. This, however, wasn’t the full story.

As revealed today by the same tipster, the bezel-less device visualized last month is, in actual fact, the OnePlus 7 Pro which has been the subject of multiple rumors lately. 

What about the regular OnePlus 7? You may ask. Well, according to Hemmerstoffer, that model is the OnePlus 6T-like smartphone that was pictured next to the OnePlus 7 Pro towards the beginning of the year. And to further corroborate this claim, a separate 360-degree render video showcasing the OnePlus 7 has been published online in partnership with Pricebaba.

Spot the difference!


Taking a look at the front of the OnePlus 7, at first glance it’s almost impossible to tell it apart from last year’s OnePlus 6T. In fact, the upcoming device seemingly sports the exact same display as the latter, meaning users gain access to a waterdrop-like notch above the display and chin below the panel.

In terms of actual size, Steve Hemmerstoffer has stated that the OnePlus 7 will come equipped with a slightly smaller 6.2-inch display. But considering the smartphone’s dimensions (157.7 x 74.8 x 8.1mm) match up almost perfectly with those of the OnePlus 6T (157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm) it seems more likely that the next-gen flagship will feature a 6.4-inch panel like its predecessor. 

Despite all of the similarities, upon closer inspection there is one key difference in the form of the in-ear speaker grill. On the OnePlus 6T there is a small cutout which matches the width of the notch, but on the OnePlus 7 a much wider speaker grill has seemingly been adopted – it matches the speaker found on the OnePlus 7 Pro – thus suggesting that the smartphone may support a stereo speaker setup.

Two rear cameras and no headphone jack (again)


A quick peek at the OnePlus 7’s rear unsurprisingly reveals even more similarities. Once again, the flagship sports a glass construction paired with a OnePlus logo in the middle of the panel and a vertically-aligned dual-camera setup. In order to create a slightly sleeker look, though, OnePlus has elongated the camera module slightly to now include the dual-LED flash.

As for sensor specifications, nothing has been revealed yet, but word on the street suggests the next OnePlus flagships will feature 48-megapixel primary cameras on the rear. It’s unclear what resolution the second sensor will sport, but it should once again be a dedicated depth sensor. However, if OnePlus wishes to compete more directly with other flagships it could swap that out for a telephoto camera or a wide-angle alternative.


Elsewhere on the exterior side of things, the OnePlus 7 should once again include a volume rocker on the left side and a power button and Alert Slider on the right. Towards the bottom should be a speaker and a USB-C port. Unfortunately, there’s once again no sign of a headphone jack.

OnePlus 7 price, announcement, release date


The OnePlus 7 is currently expected to go official at an event on May 14th alongside the OnePlus 7 Pro – this model will support 5G networks in certain markets – with sales then commencing around one week later.

Pricing remains a bit of a mystery at the moment, but the new device will probably be priced in the region of $579 to $599, representing a slight increase over the OnePlus 6T which starts at $549. For this price, consumers should receive Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 which can also be found inside the Galaxy S10 series and LG G8 ThinQ

The smartphone is also expected to ship with a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, in addition to Android 9 Pie and OxygenOS straight out of the box. The battery capacity remains a mystery at the moment, but it will likely match the 3,700mAh battery found inside the OnePlus 6T.

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27 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

For this small of an upgrade in terms of hardware, the OnePlus 7 should be exactly the same price as the 6T.

16. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Honestly, this is the perfect oneplus phone for me at least. Doesn't have the durability disadvantages of a pop up camera. Has a stereo speaker system. This is definitely gonna be my next phone even if the display is a bit smaller at 6.2 inches.

22. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Agreed. No wide angle cam is a killer for me though, when everyone else is doing it.. pass

2. ihatebiasedclickbaits

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 13, 2019

What's the point of buying a OnePlus then? If the expensive model with the full display that I'm interested in matches in price established flagships, I'd rather buy a S10 which will maintain its value better than the OP. With the regular $200 discount for the S10e and another $20-50 worh UniDays, I'd rather get that then the 6t-like OP7.

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

They should at least add stereo speaker support, a much better camera(with a useful second lens) and fix the issues of the 6T (bad haptic motor and high-brightness mode in display)

5. Phonehex

Posts: 766; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

My OP6T was riddled with problems , very bad fps , proximity sensor wasn't working properly , wifi was dropping.

7. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

You should have returned it then. I have an aging 3T right now, and I really want this to be a good phone. In my country, the S10 is Exynos variant, and Xiaomi doesn't sell their mi lineup, so OnePlus is the only reasonable choice.

17. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

what country do you live in?

21. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

India.

25. riteshrkm

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

i didn't get what u mean? I stay in India n have a Note 9. Yes we get the Exynos variant. Whats the issue? My friend he got a SD variant n side by side performance is no difference & infact i have better bateery life.

26. Chrusti

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

The problem is that the exynos sucks for gaming. Especially if you care about emulation or third party games like Morrowind or doom 3 the exynos is pretty much useless. It performs worse than the Snapdragon 835 even.

27. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Snapdragon v/s Exynos on S9:https://www.anandtech.com/show/12520/the-galaxy​-s9-review Snapdragon v/s Exynos on Note 9:https://www.anandtech.com/show/13582/samsung-gal​axy-note9-performance-review-snapdragon-vs-exynos The S9 was absolutely abysmal in battery life and performance. With the note 9 they fixed battery but performance still sucks. Also, the exynos heats up way more with my friend's S9. Note that the links are from Anandtech, which is the most technically advanced and objective testing you can do. I trust andrei over your anecdotal evidence.

4. mdorno

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Looks like I'll be keeping my 3T a bit longer then.

6. Cat97

Posts: 1924; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

On the OP7 launch day you could probably buy an S10e for the same price. Or maybe even an S10. And remember, the OP7 will have the midrange 48MP looks-good-on-paper sensor and most likely not have OIS, which further ruins its already mediocre image quality.

12. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The Oppo Reno 10x has OIS on that 48MP sensor, so I think it will have it. Also, the IMX 586 is awesome. We have just not seen it with a wide aperture, OIS and flagship chip yet. The sensor is the biggest commercially available one at 1/2", and it has huge pixels (1.6um) in binning mode. If OnePlus decides to include OIS, this could be a big deal. Also, the OP7 should be compared to the S10+, since the screen size, RAM(8GB) and battery rivals that instead. The S10e is a smaller version and hence not comparable. Not to mention that Samsung gets discounted only in the US. Here, the S9 still costs about the same as S10e, and the S10e is unlikely to be discounted till S11 comes.

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1269; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Thanks, but NO Thanks dear OnePlus... This time, OP copied recycling the old design strategy of Apple...

9. AbhiD

Posts: 847; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

So PA failed to properly copy even the news source? OnLeaks says that this model might be the 5G model with a 6T body, not necessarily OnePlus 7. And infact OnLeaks itself isn't sure what device this is?

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 630; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

There are clearly some physical differences, as pointed out in the article, so this isn't just a 5G model with a OnePlus 6T body. Also, Steve clearly mentioned in his tweet that this will "likely be launched as the regular OnePlus 7." As for adding 5G to this model, IMO that wouldn't make sense. Let's assume the OnePlus 7 with the upgraded processor costs exactly the same as the OnePlus 6T ($549), 5G would push that up significantly. Let's be generous and add just $150 (in line with Xiaomi's premium) to the price, that means it'd cost around $699. There's no way the OnePlus 7 Pro is going to cost less than that. It has an all-screen design and pop-up camera which is much more expensive to include, and an additional third camera on the rear. The cameras themselves may also be better, and the screen/battery could be larger. Essentially OnePlus would be left with two phones that cost more or less the same, which wouldn't make business sense. And I can't imagine a jump in the entry-level price of around $150 is going to go down well with its customers. Also worth pointing out that OnePlus has stated in the past that its 5G model would command a significant premium over its regular OnePlus 7, but that it wouldn't surpass $1,000. Essentially, it only makes sense for the leaked OnePlus 7 Pro to contain the technology.

11. DFranch

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I hope this isn't true. I've been waiting for the OP7 and will be very disappointed if it turns out to be a OP6t with a SD855. I want the full screen with pop up camera and 4000 mAh + battery.

18. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

You won't notice much of a big difference between a 3700 mah battery and 4000 mah battery. Ask anyone the oneplus 6t would still outlast the s10+ because of pure software optimization and lower res screen (1080p).

13. michaelny2001

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

if this is gonna be the OP7, i guess a slight used, mint Note 9 it is for me. i wanted to like this as i have the OP3 now, but...hate that waterdrop.

14. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

OnePlus is becoming obsolete for the price it sells!

24. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Tell that to their sales department....

15. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I honestly have no idea what to believe about the OnePlus 7. There have been so many conflicting reports, that it all seems like a mess. If this rumor is true, it's a step backwards for OnePlus--especially if they reduce the screen size.

19. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 129; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

No its not a step backwards in my opinion. Many people were asking Oneplus for a smaller phone as many people prefer a smaller phone than the Huge phablets oneplus usually releases. So this would open up their market to people who prefer medium sized phones.

20. joshuaswingle

Posts: 630; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

This phone is almost the exact same size as the OnePlus 6T. Check the dimensions in the article

23. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Ooooooh, nothing says credible more than a "leaked RENDER"......

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