The OnePlus 7 Pro will have a much better vibration motor than the OnePlus 6T
The OnePlus 7 Pro is set to arrive next week, not as a more affordable alternative but as a direct challenger to flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the Pixel 3. Besides the processing power of a flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro is intended to offer the premium user experience. Features that play a role in this experience comprise a 90Hz Quad HD+ display, triple cameras with 3x optical zoom, and the industry-leading UFS 3.0 storage system. While an IP rating might not be as essential, OnePlus will also address one of the major gripes users have had with its previous devices and that is the vibration motor.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has officially confirmed in an interview that the OnePlus 7 Pro will feature a much-improved vibration engine, to accentuate the haptic experience. He said that the new vibration motor has been adopted because the brand constantly listens to the customers’ feedback. The goal with the upcoming smartphone, he added, is to “create the best phone possible in not just the premium tier, but the ultrapremium tier.”
The vibration motor on previous OnePlus smartphones has been reported to be weak by many users. Thus, the company is now adopting a much larger piece of equipment, which will be three times as powerful as on the previous smartphones. Lau said that the R&D team has had to “rethink the internal design” of the OnePlus 7 Pro in order to make space for the improved motor while also ensuring that the thickness is not increased significantly.
Taking cues from the Android Q beta, apparently, OxygenOS on OnePlus 7 Pro will allow users to choose between “strong,” “medium,” and “light” vibration intensities for calls and other notifications individually and there will be six different vibration patterns to choose from. Further, just like Google’s Gboard, users will also be able to fine-tune the vibration intensity for typing – hopefully, irrespective of the default keyboard applications.
It will be interesting to see if the non-Pro variant of the OnePlus 7 also offers similar haptic experience. The company hasn’t talked much about the lower variant and we’ve only seen leaked renders of the phone and fewer leaks compared to the 7 Pro. It is possible that OnePlus might launch the OnePlus 7 later (whether days, weeks, or months, we have no clue). We’ll know for sure on the coming Tuesday when the OnePlus 7 Pro launches across three different locations simultaneously.