Here it comes: OnePlus 7 to be announced in a flurry of events around the world

OnePlus is certainly one of these companies that can be quoted as a “success story”. It started out about 7 years ago and was only known to hardcore smartphone fans, but it slowly crept its way into the mainstream and even on the store shelves of a major US carrier.

How? Well, by offering just a single phone per generation, packed with some seriously advanced tech, and priced well below the current market standard, OnePlus is capable of attracting a lot of tech fans who are tired of paying pretty penny for other phones.

OnePlus was among the first companies to adopt technologies such as the under-screen fingerprint scanners, and it has always been keen to go over the top with RAM and storage chips. It also has the Dash Charge, which is still capable of charging a phone at an impressive rate.

So, we are quite excited about what the OnePlus 7 — which should be released soon — might have in store for us.

How soon, you ask? Well...

OnePlus has just revealed the dates and times for its OnePlus 7 announcement events. Yes, you read that right — plural “events”. The company will host a total of 4 product launches across the world — in the US, UK, India, and China. If you want to secure a ticket for the event, you can head over to right now and pick one up at the early bird price of £16 / €18 / $20. If you can't attend, no worries — the OnePlus 7 event will be live streamed over at OnePlus' YouTube channel.

Here are the locations and times for the various events:

  • Printworks, London – UK | 4PM BST, May 14
  • Pier 94, New York – US | 11AM EDT, May 14
  • BIEC, Bangalore – India | 8:15PM IST, May 14
  • Yanqi Lake, Beijing – China | 2PM PST, May 16

What are we expecting from the OnePlus 7?

A possible second variant, for one. Allegedly, we will have a regular OnePlus 7, with a waterdrop notch to hold the selfie camera and a dual camera sensor on the back. Then, a OnePlus 7 Pro with a curved display and no notches or cutouts in it will make an appearance. It will, reportedly, have a selfie camera hidden in a pop-out mechanism, and its main camera module will have 3 lenses.

In terms of hardware — it's always the fastest and meanest when it comes to OnePlus. A Snapdragon 855 will hum inside the phones and we expect to have different variants with different amounts of RAM. They will probably start at 6 GB RAM for the cheapest model and possibly top out at 12 GB.

If the Pro and non-Pro variants turn out to be true, that'll be an interesting precedent in OnePlus' history. The first time ever the company pushes out two phones at the same time, one superior to the other in visible ways. Early speculation suggests the OnePlus 7 would cost about $550 - $600, while the OnePlus 7 Pro will go up to $700 - $750. Even with this price hike, it still looks like the OnePlus 7 Pro will have more to offer than the Samsung Galaxy S10e and Apple iPhone XR, which also go for the same price.

Now, the question is, can OnePlus and gain enough momentum to actually get these devices flying off the store shelves? Or is this dual phone release a gamble that can end up playing a bad joke on OnePlus?



1. Cat97

Posts: 1938; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

These teasers are so stupid...I mean, it's like a full month before release and this website acts like it's tomorrow, with dozens of useless articles that really tell nothing about nothing.

3. superguy

Posts: 465; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Don't forget the pre-teaser teasers too. :rolleyes:

5. IT-Engineer

Posts: 567; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Isn't that the same with apple and Samsung?

14. midan

Posts: 3022; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

What teasers you've seen from Apple? I don't remember any, from Samsung many.

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2275; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

How so? Still half the price of an equivalent iphone with double the features.. Thats like saying Apple are irrelevant now (well actually they are - they haven't innovated since 2007)

10. db1020000

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 17, 2019

Compared to Huawei, they are now. One chinese brand to rule them all.

11. iloveapps

Posts: 887; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Yeah the fold is the future after note 7. Samsung is so innovative to rush products in the market to go head to head against apple’s premium phones.

12. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Lol bringing up Samsung unnecessarily in OnePlus article even when nobody is talking about Samsung or let alone Fold. The humiliation and butthurtness done by Samsung to Apple sheeps after launching Fold is too high than the sky. Now please throw your victim card.

13. IT-Engineer

Posts: 567; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I'm not a Samsung fan, but they deserve credit. They think out of the box, and are bold enough to take the first move to bring something new to the table. The folding screen is the future whether you like it or not. Now, did Samsung rush it a bit? Yes they sure did, but they took the feedback like champs and postponed the event to investigate and release a device without the reported issue. This device along with the Mate X are the world 's first kind of technology to be put in the hands of consumers. And because of them Apple and others will implement this technology in 5 to 10 years time. So be greatful that they are bold enough to take the risk to change the tech future. About he Note 7, they admitted and took the device back, now remind me again what did apple do with the BendGate? AntennaGate? Macbooks with bad boards design since 2008? Macbooks with Keyboard flaw since 2017? They always blame the customer! So no Samsung is much better for the consumer than apple when it comes to customer support.

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

How many Android versions can give you different experience over its competition? You're still using Android Pie with a different manufacturer.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

When are we finally going to have some real engineering audacity and courageousness to make the bottom and top bezels symmetrical with one another? Granted, the iPhones a bit thicker than the razor thin side and top bezels, but the phone looks uniform at least.


Posts: 446; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Someone needs to make a OnePlus killer now.

9. Poptart2828

Posts: 432; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I fear this phone will be docked points because of the front rising camera. This tech has been around for about a year now and I've yet to hear of any failures.

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