OnePlus 7T leaks with huge rear camera module, familiar front

The OnePlus 7 is only three months old but that isn’t stopping a successor from being created. The new device will reportedly be marketed as the OnePlus 7T and should debut in late September. But today, with over one month left to go, tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer has returned with new CAD-based renders that showcase what’s understood to be the flagship’s final design.

A drastically redesigned camera module and an extra sensor

Corroborating recent design rumors, today’s renders of the OnePlus 7T showcase the presence of a huge circular camera module on the rear which houses an updated setup that’ll undoubtedly help maintain a competitive edge over rival devices. 

Just like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T looks set to adopt a triple-camera setup on the rear, albeit one that’s aligned horizontally rather than vertically. This is paired with a dual-LED flash which appears slightly larger than the OnePlus 7’s alternative. The specifications and functionalities of each sensor are yet to be revealed but one of the cameras should land paired with either a telephoto or super-wide-angle lens. The remaining ones, on the other hand, will likely act as a primary camera and a depth sensor. Also, to keep things looking unique, OnePlus has separated the cameras with a set of angular lines.

The rear panel, as expected, is carved out of a single slab of glass and is also home to the OnePlus logo. However, today’s renders suggest the ‘OnePlus’ branding along the bottom could be removed on the OnePlus 7T.

One important change has been made to the display

From the front, the OnePlus 7T is almost indistinguishable at first glance from the OnePlus 7, which itself bears a very close resemblance to last year’s OnePlus 6T. This similarity can be attributed to the presence of a notched display up front paired with equally thin bezels and a large speaker grill above. However, one important change has been made.

According to the information provided by Hemmerstoffer, the OnePlus 7T will feature a 6.5-inch display that’ll likely be an Optic AMOLED panel. This is slightly larger than the 6.4-inch display found on the OnePlus 7 and naturally means that the upcoming flagship will be a little larger. For reference, the OnePlus 7 measures in 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2mm whereas the upcoming OnePlus 7T’s dimensions sit at 161.2 x 74.5 x 8.3mm.

The aluminum frame of the OnePlus 7T looks no different to the one found on the OnePlus 7. Along the right side sits the power key and the company’s trademark Alert Slider while the left is home to a volume rocker. The top of the phone, on the other hand, seems to house a microphone and the bottom features a USB-C port, the SIM card tray, and a second microphone.

A OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition might be on the way

In addition to the standard OnePlus 7T, Hemmerstoffer has hinted at the existence of a OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition. Details about this model remain scarce at the moment but it'll probably include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus on the inside paired with 12GB of RAM and potentially 512GB of internal storage. Accompanying all of this should be Android 10 and the latest version of Oxygen OS straight out of the box.

The OnePlus 7T McLaren Edition will be compatible with 4G LTE networks but OnePlus may also choose to include 5G connectivity in the hope of better differentiating the model from the regular device. In regards to battery capacity, the exact number is yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, it should be slightly higher than the 3,700mAh battery found inside last year's McLaren model because this year's phone will be a little larger. Support for the OnePlus 30W Warp Charge technology is to be expected too.

Related phones

  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2400 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, Octa-core, 2960 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3800 mAh



1. cmdacos

Posts: 4367; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why would they move backwards with the teardrop.

4. joshuaswingle

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

How are they moving backward? The OnePlus 6T and 7 both include the notch. If anything, they aren't moving at all.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4367; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Tbh, I didn't even know op had a regular 7... lol. Not a phone anyone seems to discuss. Guess this is nice if there is a planned 7t pro?

17. joshuaswingle

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Yeah, there should be a 7T Pro too

72. tokuzumi

Posts: 1989; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

OnePlus 7 is not available in the US. Only the 6T and the 7 Pro. This leak is for the "base" model phone. Nothing about the 7T Pro (or whatever OnePlus will call it).

7. AbhiD

Posts: 876; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

This is OnePlus 7T, not Pro version. When did it not have teardrop notch?

2. Cat97

Posts: 2009; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

One Plus will sell fewer and fewer of these if they continue to increase the physical size with every iteration. There is a reason why Apple and Samsung's best selling flagships are decently sized and not huge bricks. Adding size in order to add features is just a lame and lazy approach.

8. AbhiD

Posts: 876; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

As far as i can see, S10+, S10 and Note 10+ are getting the highest sales and interest and screen sizes have increased considerably

18. Feanor

Posts: 1424; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I agree; size is the main reason I'm holding myself from buying an OnePlus 7 Pro. The other minor ones; lack of wireless charging and (funny actually) icons that don't line up. The phone icon is different from the others. I wonder if you can choose from the launcher settings to add a uniform background to all icons or you need to download icon packs or Nova launcher.

23. AbhiD

Posts: 876; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

OnePlus launcher is amongst the most customisable out there. You can install as many 3rd party icon packs from Playstore as you wish. And it's been so from OnePlus 3 days in 2016. Not only that, icon size, icon density and many other customisations are available as well.

24. Feanor

Posts: 1424; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I can install third party icons and launchers on my XZ3 and they work like a breeze, but I'd like a phone where I don't have to install such things.

26. yalokiy

Posts: 1123; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

You don't even have to install anything, there is a choice of 3 icon themes built-in.

36. AbhiD

Posts: 876; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

There are 3 inbuilt icon packs as well. And what is the problem with installing? You are behaving as if you have never downloaded anything from Playstore in your life! WEIRD!

30. Fred3

Posts: 602; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It's what made me go to the S10e. The S10e is way smaller with way more features and I got it for $200 cause of Sammy's deals

5. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Have they finally got faceid? 2 years and waiting...

6. AbhiD

Posts: 876; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Why would they get face id and move into the past? In display fingerprint scanner of OnePlus phones is the fastest till date. Remind me when Apple introduces in display fingerprint scanners as innovation and future. LOL

11. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Faceid is the future.

71. Eclectech

Posts: 357; Member since: May 01, 2013

Appears, you've drank too much Apple juice. I have no desire to lift my phone to my face to unlock it and I doubt I'm alone. While there may be a place for FaceID in the future, it won't share that future alone because variety is the spice of life.

51. dvlprr

Posts: 70; Member since: May 08, 2019

Face ID is indeed the future. Your android manufacturers couldn’t copy Face ID and tried to make something else.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4367; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

They're looking at security, not convenience of faceid

12. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Why don’t they release a secure faceid then?

14. AbhiD

Posts: 876; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Because there are more secure and more convenient options available? It is too hard for you to grasp?

15. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

There’s no more convenient option than faceid currently available.

21. cmdacos

Posts: 4367; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why doesn't apple? It's another sensor (iris scanner) that would be needed in order to get a unique variable to validate security. It's already getting busy at the top of phones for sensors.

13. AbhiD

Posts: 876; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

In display fingerprint scanners are more convenient too. No need to look at phone at a particular angle, readjust the face, wait for 3 seconds to unlock and then swipe up. Not to mention, only one face can be used instead of five fingers

19. QuantumRazer

Posts: 209; Member since: Apr 27, 2019

My friend, who is Mate 20 Pro owner, would disagree with you. I saw him unlocking his phone using facial scanner and it was blazing fast, and later I asked him if he uses the in-display FPS or not. He answered that face scanner is far more convenient when he's using it outside because pulling his phone out of his pocket will automatically turns on the display, activates the scanner and unlocks the phone as it sees your face, while with FPS scanner he can't tell the location of the scanner when it's not out so it's impossible to unlock the phone with the same speed. Moreover, OnePlus 7 is an Android phone so obviously you'll have both options, and if you hate a face scanner so much then you can simply use the FPS instead.

20. midan

Posts: 3204; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"No need to look at phone at a particular angle, readjust the face, wait for 3 seconds to unlock and then swipe up." It doesn't work like that if you dont want to check your notifications. Only thing you need to do is swipe up right away when the screen is on. It takes 1 sec before you are in. You don't need to wait face ID to scan your face you can swipe up right away and already before you notice you are in homescreen, because in that time when you do swipe up gesture the scan already happened. It's very fast actually and only getting faster with next version and having even wider scan angles. Fingerprint scanners aren't future because it means you always have to scan that finger while face scan does many things itself

46. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Why would you need multiple faces? On the FPS, one print works just fine

16. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Finger print scanners are less convenient than faceid. Why is android so far behind iOS?

22. cmdacos

Posts: 4367; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

My s10+ is unlocked as it comes out of my pocket. That's not less convenient but I can understand why you would know that.

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