OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro Global Launch Tipped for May 14: Here’s What We Know So Far

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Prices of all variants of the OnePlus 6T (Review) have been dropped recently in India, hinting that the release of the OnePlus 7 is just around the corner. The OnePlus 6 was launched in May 2018, and it will be one year since, which means that it will be the perfect time to launch the OnePlus 7. However, for the first time in the company’s history, it looks like there will be more than one variant of the phone. No, we are not talking about special color variants or special editions of the phone. It is being reported that the OnePlus 7 Pro will be launched alongside the OnePlus 7 in mid-May.

OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro Could Be Launched On May 14

According to an image tweeted by noted teenage tipster Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24), the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro could be launched on May 14, 2019. That’s exactly one month from today. The company will also reportedly go with a new tagline ‘Go Beyond Speed’. The tipster has been pretty accurate in the past when it comes to OnePlus devices.

Earlier, OnePlus had showcased a 5G prototype smartphone at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Moreover, the company had announced that not all variants of its upcoming smartphone will feature 5G connectivity. Maybe that’s the difference between the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, also coinciding with the ‘Go Beyond Speed’ moniker. We don’t know whether the company plans to keep major differences between the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, but we expect the company to price the OnePlus 7 Pro at least $100 over the regular OnePlus 7.

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Here’s What We Know About The OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro So Far

Keeping a phone’s design and features until its launch is a really hard task these days, and often brands face several leaks of its phone through official and unofficial channels. Similarly, even though there’s a month ahead of the OnePlus 7’s launch, some information about the smartphone’s design and feature set has been leaked. Unofficial 3D CAD renders of the alleged OnePlus 7 from @OnLeaks and PriceBaba point towards a completely bezel-less 6.5-inch Optic AMOLED screen (2350×1080 pixels), which is an improvement over OnePlus 5T’s minimal-bezel screen, OnePlus 6’s conventional notch screen, and the OnePlus 6T’s waterdrop notch screen designs. There would be a larger in-display fingerprint reader. There have been rumors about the OnePlus 7 featuring stereo speakers.

The OnePlus 7 will use the Snapdragon 855 chipset sans the X50 5G modem, while the OnePlus 7 Pro could come with 5G connectivity. There will be at least 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the higher end models could go as high as 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. As usual, there won’t be any storage expansion capability due to the lack of a microSD card slot. The phones will also come featuring 5G (only OnePlus 7 pro), 4G LTE, dual-SIM card slot, A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/5/6, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cast, Bluetooth 5.0 (with LE, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, and LDAC), NFC, and a USB Type-C port. There have been The phones will reportedly be powered by 4000mAh batteries, but there’s a chance of OnePlus 7 Pro featuring an even larger battery to support 5G connectivity.

In the imaging department, the OnePlus 7 will come featuring a triple-camera setup on the rear and a pop-up selfie camera on the front. It is being reported that the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro will use a 48MP (1/2-inch) primary camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture and OIS. The secondary camera will be a 20MP sensor with an ultra-wide angle lens, while the third camera (5MP) on the rear could act as a depth sensor. Similar to the OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro could record 4K 60fps videos. There could be support for HDR videos as well as 960fps slow-motion 720p videos. The phones could come with 16MP or 32MP motorized pop-up selfie cameras.

You should take all this information with a pinch of salt, though, as nothing can be confirmed till these phones are actually launched next month.

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