The OnePlus 7 is here too, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and a teardrop notch display
While everybody is getting excited about the newly announced OnePlus 7 Pro, the company has also unveiled a more iterative upgrade to the OnePlus 6T – the OnePlus 7. It features a similar build and chassis, but under the hood, it’s anything but. There’s still a teardrop notch display sure, but there’s some powerful hardware on the inside, along with many improvements that you wouldn’t expect at a first glance.
OnePlus 7 Specifications
|Dimensions & Weight|
157.7 × 74.8 × 8.2 mm
|Design & Colors||All-Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)|
Mirror Gray/Red (India and China only)
|Storage||128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 Dual-Lane|
|Display||6.41-inch 2340×1080 (19.5:9) 60 Hz Optic AMOLED display. Supports sRGB and DCI-P3.||Battery||3,700 mAh (non-removable)|
|Camera (Image)||Front: Sony IMX 471 (16MP, f/2.0, 1.0μm) with EIS.|
Rear (Primary): Sony IMX 586 (48MP, f/1.7, 1.6μm) with OIS and EIS.
Rear (Telephoto): 5MP, f/2.4, 1.12μm.
Dual LED Flash
|Charging||OnePlus Quick Charge (5V 4A)|
|Camera (Video)||Front: [email protected], time-lapse||Ports||USB 3.1 Type-C|
Dual nano-SIM slot
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie-based OxygenOS||Audio||Dual stereo speakers. Audio tuned by Dolby Atmos.|
|System-on-chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU (1x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385) with Adreno 640 GPU||Multimedia Codec Support||Audio Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4|
Audio Recording: WAV, AAC, AMR
Video Playback: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
Video Recording: MP4
Image Viewing: JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Image Output: JPEG, PNG
OnePlus 7 Pro connectivity and LTE band information
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz|
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, with Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD support, LDAC and AAC
Positioning: GPS(L1+L5 dual-band), GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo(E1+E5a dual-band), SBAS, A-GPS
|LTE Features||Supports 5xCA & 4x4MIMO.|
Supports up to DL CAT16 (1Gbps)/UL CAT13 (150Mbps) depending on carrier.
|LTE Bands – CN/IN/EN|
FDD LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/26/28/29/32
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
OnePlus 7 Design
The OnePlus 7 bears a huge resemblance to the OnePlus 6T, from form factor to build, at a quick glance you wouldn’t really notice the difference between the two side by side. The device is pretty much the same size, packing a 6.41-inch notched display that goes from top to bottom on the front. Just like with the 6T, you should be able to black out the notch in the device’s settings if it bothers you.
The OnePlus 7 has an all-glass body, which apparently helps with signal reception and has been a design choice made by the company since the OnePlus 6. It’s coated in Gorilla Glass 5, so it’s pretty scratch resistant too. It’s the same material that the OnePlus 7 Pro is made of, so you’re not losing out at all here.
Just like on every model since the 6, the OnePlus 7 lacks a headphone jack and instead has a single USB-C port at the bottom along with a bottom-firing speaker. Just like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7 features dual stereo speakers that are tuned by Dolby, with the second speaker in the earpiece on the front.
On the back is the OnePlus logo, along with simple “OnePlus” text at the bottom. The dual camera setup on the back also houses the dual LED flash, whereas before it was situated vertically below the camera glass. It comes in two colors; Mirror Gray and a Red variant exclusive to India and China.
OnePlus 7 Hardware
Just like its bigger brother, the OnePlus 7 has the same combination of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with an Adreno 640 GPU. The company claims a 45% performance improvement on top of a 20% battery life improvement over last year’s Snapdragon 845. The Adreno 630 GPU boasts similar statistics, with a 20% performance improvement while also boasting a 30% reduced power draw.
The OnePlus 7 will have two RAM variants, 6GB and 8GB. With that, you’ll be able to get up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 dual-lane storage, which is currently only available on the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the OnePlus 7 Pro. The storage speed improvements are, theoretically, pretty crazy. There’s no expandable storage here, as expected.
The battery is staying the same as before with the OnePlus 6T, 3,700 mAh and supporting OnePlus’ Quick Charge standard, previously called “Dash Charge.” That’s 5V 4A or 20W charging speed.
Finally, the in-display fingerprint sensor is here to stay and is faster than the one included on the OnePlus 6T. It also has a larger sensor, which should help make it easier to use and more accurate.
OnePlus 7 Camera
The OnePlus 7 has the same primary shooter as its bigger brother, packing a 48MP Sony IMX 586 with an f/1.7 aperture, OIS and EIS. It’s accompanied by a 5MP telephoto lens, also with OIS, EIS and an aperture size of f/2.4.
OnePlus is including their all-new UltraShot Engine with the launch of the OnePlus 7. It supports HDR+ and Super Resolution, with HDR+ basically being an evolution of HDR. Super Resolution is a lot more interesting, as it extracts the key information from multiple photos and combines them to make the best photograph possible. Nightscape is also much quicker too.
Finally, the OnePlus 7 also features the same front-facing camera as the Pro variant, though it’s in the teardrop notch instead of a pop-up. It can also be used for face unlock.
The OnePlus 7 Pro launches with the latest version of OxygenOS based on Android Pie, which has a lot to offer. The addition of Zen Mode is interesting, as it effectively locks down your device for 20 minutes except for the ability to make emergency calls. If you find your smartphone usage a detriment to your health, it could be something worth trying out.
On top of that, a much-requested feature is a Screen Recording Quick Settings tile. It can even record internal sounds too, so that not only can you commentate, but users can hear the audio from your device as well.
OnePlus 7 Pricing
The OnePlus 7 will launch in two colors, with two RAM and storage configurations each. The device won’t be sold in the United States.
|OnePlus 7 Mirror Gray (6GB RAM, 128GB storage)||£499||₹32,999|
|OnePlus 7 Mirror Gray (8GB RAM, 256GB storage)||£549||₹37,999|
|OnePlus 7 Red (8GB RAM, 256GB storage)||₹37,999|
OnePlus 7 Cases and Accessories
As always, there are some cases and accessories that you can get for the OnePlus 7.
|OnePlus 7 Bumper Case (Black)||$26|
|OnePlus 7 Tempered Glass Screen Protector||$30|
|OnePlus 7 Silicone Protective Case||$23|
|OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2||$99|
The OnePlus 7 will be available in the following regions.
OnePlus 7 Pro Regional Availability
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- Mainland China
- Hong Kong