OnePlus 7T Pro: release date, price, news and leaks

OnePlus 7T Pro: release date, price, news and leaks
The OnePlus 7T Pro is the next flagship phone that we expect to see from OnePlus, and it's expected to come by the end of 2019 and bring improvements to the already impressive OnePlus 7 Pro.

The company is also expected to release a more affordable OnePlus 7T model alongside the Pro as well. This regular 7T version is said to be an upgrade over the current OnePlus 7 version, and will bring more power and new functionalities, while abstaining from adding premium features like the 90-hertz refresh rate of the Pro model.

We should also note that information presented here about the next OnePlus phones is preliminary and based on leaks and rumors, so the final models might end up looking a bit different than what's described. With this in mind, here is what we expect to see.

OnePlus 7T Pro: under-screen camera? 



OnePlus is part of a big family of China-based phone makers, and its sister company Oppo is heavily invested in a brand new type of phones that come with a camera under the screen. Yes, this means no moving parts like on the OnePlus 7 Pro while still keeping that edge-to-edge screen with almost no bezel.

Oppo has warned that the first generation of such front cameras will have a slightly lesser performance than a traditional selfie camera, though.

As we have seen in the past, OnePlus is readily adopting Oppo technology and our bet is that it will be among the first to get an under-the-screen front camera too.

5G is on



Carriers in the United States and all across the globe are rolling out their first 5G networks and while current coverage is very limited, we expect it to improve a lot by the end of the year.

That is why we expect OnePlus to offer a 5G model of the new T series that will be compatible with carriers across the globe.

The big issue with 5G is that it currently requires a separate modem and antennas, all of which take extra space and make a device much bigger and bulkier. This is the reason why we expect 5G functionality only on the OnePlus 7T Pro model, but not on the regular 7T.

Focus on new software features


The OnePlus 7 Pro brought a brand new design with that edge-to-edge look and pop-up camera, and it also marked the arrival of the Snapdragon 855 chip, a brand new piece of silicon that gave big performance benefits over earlier models.

The OnePlus 7T Pro, on the other hand, is expected to largely retain the edge-to-edge design and it is expected to ship with the same Snapdragon 855 processor, so our expectations are that OnePlus will focus on new software features and optimizations to the experience. Our bet is on an improved camera algorithm, adding the missing Digital Wellbeing functionality, as well as features around the upcoming...

Android Q!



By the time the OnePlus 7T Pro launches, we will already have the first devices running on the latest Android Q version.

However, judging by our current experience, OnePlus will not launch its new T series of phones with Android Q on board, but will instead deliver that update a few months after the release.

Android Q brings a few welcome improvements including a brand new gesture navigation system, smart replies, a dark mode and a lot more that you can read about in our Android Q feature round-up here.

OnePlus TV


The company chief executive Pete Lau has earlier said that OnePlus is taking a step towards a brand new category: the OnePlus TV, and recent rumors say that the TV will launch by the end of the year. So far, expectations are for a TV that uses an LCD panel, and while it may not match the very best from Samsung and LG in terms of picture quality, it is focused on revolutionizing the interface and making interactions and the transition between your phone and TV much easier.

We expect the new TV to focus on three key areas: quality hardware, a seamless user experience and a minimalist design. Naturally, we also expect it to integrate tightly with OnePlus phones, but we also do expect it to play nice with other devices as well.

OnePlus 7T Pro Release Date



In the past few years, OnePlus has been releasing a T model in the fall that brings improvements, but is not a radical overhaul of its spring launch.

As many other phone makers, OnePlus has worked out a schedule that it follow pretty accurately every year. Just take a look at when it released the past few T series phones:

  • OnePlus 6T was announced on October 29th, released on November 1st, 2018
  • OnePlus 5T was announced on November 16th, released on November 21st, 2017
  • OnePlus 3T was announced on November 15th, released on November 22nd, 2016

As you can see, with the most recent 6T launch, OnePlus has moved the release of the T series a bit earlier and the release date is now set just a couple of days after the official announcement. We expect OnePlus to follow the same pattern with the OnePlus 7T Pro and the OnePlus 7T, so here are our expected announcement and launch dates:

  • OnePlus 7T Pro expected announcement on October 29th (Tuesday), launch date set for November 1st (Friday), 2019

OnePlus 7T Pro Price


Another interesting trend that we have observed with OnePlus phones is their slow, but steady growth in price. This has not stopped OnePlus from being one of the leading companies when it comes to a price to performance ratio, as rivals charge a lot more.

So what will be the price of the OnePlus 7T Pro?

  • OnePlus 5T: $500 for 64GB, $560 for 128GB
  • OnePlus 6: $530 for 6GB/64GB, $580 for 8/128, $630 for 8/256
  • OnePlus 6T: $550 for 6/128GB, $580 for 8/128GB, $630 for 8/256GB
  • OnePlus 7: from 550 euro (not available in the US)
  • OnePlus 7 Pro: $670 for 6/128GB, $700 for 8/256GB, $750 for 12/256GB
  • OnePlus 7T: $550 for base model
  • OnePlus 7T Pro: $700 for base model

We expect the starting price of the OnePlus 7T Pro to remain around $700 for the base model, and we also do expect a regular OnePlus 7T model that would retail for slightly more than $500 to please that core OnePlus audience accustomed to those lower price points. No big changes in this regard.

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11 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 911; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Some stuff only arrives for OP after being used by Oppo. First they will bring periscope next year.

2. thefantasticspastic

Posts: 21; Member since: May 27, 2019

Hopefully the regular 7T is sold in the US but even then I still wouldn't buy it. Galaxy is way better

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I agree. Using the One Plus 7pro now and my S10+ is on the shelf at the moment. This is a great phone for the price but the messing app is horrid, the camera is still not right after the updates, and call volume is painfully low when using my galaxy buds. When I use my galaxy buds on my XS Max they sound good and volume is great as well as when I use them on my Pixel 3... One Plus is getting into that premium price range it's time to get the kinks out with the rising prices.

7. Ublome

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

How So? 7Pro is faster, has the same features aside from wireless charging, Costs far less and has a better screen.

4. haydenb

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Hope it has a bigger battery this time

8. Ublome

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Whats wrong with the 4K one they have now? I get well over 4 hours screen on time and I play a lot of games.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I would never buy from a company that essentially releases a new flagship every 6-7 months. They need to stop that. At least Samsung’s Note series targets a different demographic. This phone is a straight up successor just for the sake of moving sales in a more frequent time space.

9. Ublome

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Right, so you would buy one from a company who waits another 3 months to release their replacement phone. Makes perfect sense.

11. aenews

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 25, 2015

I don't see how this is a problem? Is this just a psychological quirk? If it's for resale value, understand that OnePlus has a much stronger resale value than Samsung (owing to supply and demand with a more niche fanbase). We don't actually know for sure (yet) if there will be a 7T Pro. The Pro is a new line, and it has the same larger physical footprint as the Note series. It's possible OnePlus will only release it once a year and only refresh the standard line. It could go either way at this point.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Punch hole is horrible on Samsung Galaxy phones just irritated me when using it,but UI is better. I bet Oppo will introduce it before oneplus.

10. Ublome

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

7T will probably have wireless charging in place of 90hz screen

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