Here's what the OnePlus 7T & 7T Pro might look like from the rear

Photos of a mysterious OnePlus phone complete with a circular camera module appeared online way back in December. The device was initially thought to be the OnePlus 7 but the latter’s subsequent announcement confirmed this was not the case. Now, one leak suggests it may have been an early OnePlus 7T prototype.

A circular camera module instead of the vertical setup


Three new sketches courtesy of Evan Blass reveal OnePlus is still working on a new smartphone with a circular rear camera module. This appears to be roughly the same size as the original prototype’s implementation but it does now look slightly different. Specifically, the horizontal bar through the middle has been removed and some blue highlights have been added on either side. The number of sensors this new camera layout will house isn’t yet known due to the nature of today’s leak. However, the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro include dual-camera and triple-camera layouts respectively, therefore making similar setups for their respective successors pretty likely.

In addition to the cameras, the module itself also houses the words ‘Designed by OnePlus.’ This branding accompanies the OnePlus logo, which sits in the center of the rear, and the company name that’s positioned towards the bottom. Other details worth pointing out include the presence of a volume rocker on one side of the smartphone and the power key and Alert Slider along the other. It also includes a bottom-firing speaker and USB-C port. This particular prototype appears to be less rectangular than the one shown off in December, too.

This design could be used on the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro


OnePlus hasn’t yet confirmed its plans for this design but tipster Max J. believes it could be used on both the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro. If true, it could help better differentiate the two models from their respective predecessors. 

In previous years OnePlus has introduced important changes to the front of its T-branded devices. For example, the OnePlus 5T replaced its predecessor’s 16:9 display with an 18:9 panel, while last year’s OnePlus 6T adopted a significantly smaller notch. This year, however, changes to the front are expected to be minimal, so a drastic redesign on the rear will certainly be helpful.

For those of you that aren’t aware, the OnePlus 7 sports a 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED display that boasts a waterdrop notch and a 1080 x 2340p (Full-HD+) resolution. The OnePlus 7 Pro, on the other hand, features an all-screen curved edge Fluid AMOLED panel which supports a higher 1440 x 3120p (QHD+) resolution and an impressive 90Hz refresh rate. Both the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro are expected to adopt the same displays.

Aside from the external details, both the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro are expected to include some important internal upgrades. The primary one should be the presence of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus rather than the standard Snapdragon 855, although higher RAM and storage counts are also likely. Accompanying this will probably be Android 10 straight out of the box alongside the latest version of Oxygen OS and 4G LTE network support as standard, although a 5G version of the OnePlus 7T Pro could be on the way. It’s unclear at this point if any upgrades are planned in the battery department but any improvements are certainly welcome.

Completing the setup on both devices should be upgraded front and rear camera sensors and potentially ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanners rather than optical alternatives. This should result in more accurate readings and a speedier unlock process.

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7T
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, Octa-core, 2960 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3800 mAh

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19 Comments

1. Elvis358

Posts: 227; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

So the new trend will be circle design!

3. S4NDY

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Apple and Google using this in their next year phones when the Chinese have a new trend.

5. Fred3

Posts: 521; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Motorola been doing this.

8. OneLove123

Posts: 1062; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Moto since 2015.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia Lumia smartphones have been doing this since 2013.

10. Rocket

Posts: 653; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I hope not, bcs i hate that design

2. Be_Mine

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Just get rid of the Curve Screen. Or at least make it more flat.

4. Venom

Posts: 3541; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I agree. The curved screen thing is overdone much like the camera gimmicks.

6. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Ultrasonic is NOT Quicker/Speedier! Both S10 series and Note 10 series are painfully slower compared to how fast the scanner is on OP7 and 7 Pro.

15. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nope. My brother has the Op7 Pro and the fps is way slower than my s10. The old fps tech from OP is unreliable as well.

21. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

You must be crazy dude. Have seen like dozens of YouTube videos of both the phones and all of the youtubers say that scanners on OP7/7Pro are way faster. Nothing wrong with liking a brand but don't be a blind fanboy

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

We don’t agree on much, but the in-screen fingerprint sensor on the OnePlus 7 Pro is blazing fast, I must agree.

9. Rocket

Posts: 653; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I'll skip the op7t if they use that t s**t.

11. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

the entire smart phone industry be like: "Monkey see Monkey Do" boring

12. CEDEOTB

Posts: 415; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Maybe it's to allow more space for the periscope 10x zoom camera that the Reno has?

13. ijuanp03

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

So everybody is doing a Motorola now huh.

14. Vogue1985

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Love it. Been saying this f pu r a while. The note 10 should have had a less common and more unique camera setup like a circle oneplus and Huawei are listening.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

The way camera modules are set up on smartphones isn’t a real concern to me. Battery life and performance are the two top choices for me, with design quality coming in after (love the curved screen design) and OnePlus has been doing well with these, especially with the OnePlus 7 Pro. Such an awesome smartphone, and I’m happy I own one.

19. rkoforever90

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

So the regular model 7T also will have the pop up camera like the 7 pro?

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