“OnePlus CEO Pete Lau says that the OnePlus 7 Pro’s screen will ‘redefine fast and smooth’ and will be ‘super-smooth and very crisp'”
Later today, OnePlus will announce the launch date of its next-gen flagships, which have now been confirmed to be known as OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. The company’s CEO Pete Lau revealed the names in an interview with The Verge along with other vital features of the handsets. The big takeaway is that the ‘Pro’ variant, with 5G cellular connectivity, will boast of an impressive display. According to Lau, the display on the Pro variant costs three times the usual budget for display panels and is expected to “redefine fast and smooth” and set a new benchmark for mobile displays.
“The first time I saw it (OnePlus 7 Pro’s display) myself,” the CEO says, “I was stunned.” Apart from this fact, OnePlus didn’t highlight any other details about the handset. However, previous rumours suggest that the smartphone could sport a 90Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED screen rather than the conventional 60Hz rate. The faster refresh rate means more frames per second for fluid animation. So far, only gaming phones like the Razer Phone and ASUS ROG feature refresh rate higher than 60Hz. All of this means that the upcoming OnePlus handset will be more expensive than last year.
In related news, reliable tipster Max J. has extensively revealed the specifications of OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, which corroborate previous leaks and rumours. Straight off the bat, both OnePlus smartphones are expected to rock Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, paired with at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB built-in storage. While the OnePlus 7 Pro is said to have a notch-less 6.7-inch (3,120 x 1,440p) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the standard model will reportedly feature 6.4-inch (2,340 x 1,080p) display with a waterdrop-style notch up top.
The OnePlus 7 Pro’s triple rear cameras are tipped to feature a combination of 48-megapixel (f/1.6, OIS, EIS) sensor + 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x zoom + 16-megapixel 117-degree wide angle lens. The front pop-up selfie camera will bear a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens for selfies. Lastly, the handset will have an in-display fingerprint sensor and a whopping 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp charging support.
The OnePlus 7, on the other hand, has been tipped to house a 3,700mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. The dual rear cameras of the handset will reportedly feature a 48-megapixel (f/1.7) primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. That’s all we know so far!