Replace: The OnePlus 7 may use the Snapdragon 855 chipset, be one of many first telephones with 5G and have 10GB of RAM.
The OnePlus 6T launched final fall held up the corporate’s custom of flagship specs and options at a midrange value, however we’re already beginning to hear concerning the firm’s subsequent telephone, the OnePlus 7.
Thoughts you, it is not a lot but – OnePlus is conserving mum on how its subsequent telephone will enhance on the OnePlus 6T, which included the primary in-screen fingerprint sensor on a telephone offered in Europe and the US. However the Chinese language firm has acknowledged that the OnePlus 7 will accomplish a distinct milestone: it might be considered one of the primary telephones to return with a Snapdragon 855 chipset.
We’ll make sure you add any leaks and rumors on the OnePlus 7 to this web page after we hear them. Within the meantime, right here’s what we hope the telephone will supply, together with some hypothesis about it.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? The following numbered telephone from OnePlus
- When is it out? Probably mid-2019
- What’s going to it price? In all probability not less than $549 / £499 / AU$599
OnePlus 7 launch date and value
The OnePlus 7 will most likely land someday in the course of 2019. The OnePlus 6 was introduced in Could 2018, so Could 2019 is a risk for the OnePlus 7, although we acquired the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3 in June of their respective years, so June 2019 can also be a doable launch interval.
One exterior risk is that we’ll see it on January 15, as OnePlus has teased that one thing is going on on that date, however that is up to now faraway from after we’re anticipating to see it that we’re very skeptical.
There’s no phrase on what the OnePlus 7 will price, however the OnePlus 6T began at $549 / £499 / AU$599 and costs have been steadily creeping up because the vary started, so we’d count on the OnePlus 7 will price not less than that a lot if no more.
Nonetheless, within the US you would possibly have the ability to purchase it from a service for the primary time, as that is one thing OnePlus has mentioned it is wanting into, so that you won’t need to pay the entire price upfront.
OnePlus 7 information and rumors
The large rumor concerning the OnePlus 7 up to now is a declare from the corporate that it’ll launch one of many first 5G telephones subsequent yr. The OnePlus 7 is not named, however that is doubtless what they’re speaking about (although the corporate’s first 5G-capable telephone would possibly find yourself being the subsequent one launched, the OnePlus 7T).
Likewise, the corporate introduced it will launch the primary 5G telephone in Europe. OnePlus is partnering with the UK community EE to carry mentioned telephone to the UK in some unspecified time in the future in 2019, although we do not know greater than that – particularly whether or not they’re referring to the OnePlus 7 or 7T.
But it surely’s fully doable that the OnePlus 7 will not be the 5G-connected telephone the corporate has been speaking about. Sources mentioned that the 5G system would be the first in a completely new line, and one other rumor hinted that it might begin at $649 (or $100 greater than the 6T).
We have seen one leaked photograph of the OnePlus 7 that implies the notch goes to go away utterly – presumably to get replaced by a slide-out digital camera. The bezels are wanting smaller than ever, and we would not be upset if this ended up being the ultimate design of the OnePlus 7.
Past that, the telephone will most likely have a glass again, since OnePlus solely just lately switched to glass with the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.
It’s more likely to even have an alert slider, since earlier handsets within the vary do, and it’s certain to have the perfect Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset accessible – the Snapdragon 855, which has now been introduced and will supply a large efficiency increase on the Snapdragon 845.
The OnePlus 7 is bound to even have a great deal of RAM. The OnePlus 6T tops out at 8GB and the corporate is about to launch the OnePlus 6T McLaren Version which is rumored to have 10GB of RAM, so the OnePlus 7 could properly match that.
Don’t count on a microSD card slot although primarily based on previous kind and the display screen decision could be very a lot a query mark – OnePlus has persistently caught with Full HD resolutions, however that’s feeling ever extra dated so eventually we’d count on a change to QHD or greater. Because the 6T removed the headphone jack, it is doubtless OnePlus will not carry it again for the 7.
What we wish to see
We don’t know something a lot concerning the OnePlus 7 but however primarily based on the OnePlus 6 and what’s happening in the remainder of the telephone world we all know what we wish from it.
1. A QHD display screen
OnePlus all the time packs its telephones filled with cutting-edge specs and options, but it all the time sticks with a Full HD display screen, which isn’t a match for many of the top-end flagships.
That might be conserving prices down, however it’s time the vary made the bounce to QHD, particularly provided that its screens are getting greater, so we wish to see that occur for the OnePlus 7.
2. A microSD card slot
You will get an honest quantity of storage within the OnePlus 6 however you don’t get a microSD card slot, so if the quantity it ships with isn’t sufficient you’ll have to begin deleting issues.
That’s not supreme and whereas the 256GB high measurement ought to be lots for most individuals it gained’t be for everybody – particularly those that plan to pack their telephone filled with music, movies and video games. So including a slot into the OnePlus 7 could be a lot appreciated.
3. Correct water resistance
The OnePlus 6 has some water resistance, however it doesn’t have an IP ranking. So it ought to have the ability to survive a splash if you happen to dry it off rapidly however can’t actually be put within the water.
Not that we’d advise doing that generally with most telephones, however figuring out that it will survive if you happen to did – or if you happen to use it in heavy rain – may give some actual peace of thoughts that you simply don’t get with the OnePlus 6, so we’d prefer to see this improved for the OnePlus 7.
4. Stereo audio system
The OnePlus 6 has only a single speaker, and its placement on the base of the telephone makes it straightforward to muffle, so we’d prefer to see it ideally moved and undoubtedly doubled up for the OnePlus 7, with a second speaker permitting for loud stereo sound.
Certain, you’ll most likely largely use headphones anyway, however having a high quality speaker setup could make all of the distinction while you simply wish to watch a YouTube video or take heed to a podcast with out plugging in.
5. No notch
The OnePlus 6 is considered one of many current telephones to get a notch, and whereas it may be hidden if you happen to desire, what we’d actually desire for the OnePlus 7 isn’t any notch in any respect.
However we don’t desire a return to large bezels both. We’re beginning to see telephones just like the Vivo Nex and Oppo Discover X which have virtually no bezel in any respect and we’d just like the OnePlus 7 to affix them. This isn’t out of the query, particularly as Oppo is closely linked with OnePlus.
6. Wi-fi charging
Regardless of having a glass again, the OnePlus 6 doesn’t assist wi-fi charging, which looks as if a serious omission for a flagship telephone.
That is most likely a cost-cutting measure and, in a way, appears cheap, since we doubt wi-fi charging is a closely used characteristic, however it will be good to have.
7. An in-screen scanner
Together with an all-screen design we’d just like the OnePlus 7 to have an in-screen fingerprint scanner. That means it may nonetheless have a scanner with out having to awkwardly place it on the again.
And in-screen scanners are presently a high-tech novelty which may assist the OnePlus 7 stand out from the group – or not less than match as much as it, relying on what number of telephones have them by the point the OnePlus 7 launches.