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The OnePlus 7 Pro is eventually here, with its novel (albeit borrowed from OPPO F11) pop-up selfie camera and its silky-smooth, truly unblemished all-screen display – two features Apple and Samsung simply cannot match with their market-leading flagship phones.
The Chinese smartphone maker is launching two flagship variants for the very first time, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro — the latter its most expensive phone till date and breaching the ₹45,000 mark.
The hardware of the OnePlus 7 Pro is excellent and the 90Hz, HDR 10+ display and UFS 3.0 storage is great, but it still lacks some of the basic features that flagship devices have, for example, wireless charging, camera performance and water resistance.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is excellent and the 90Hz, HDR 10+ display and UFS 3.0 storage is great, but it still lacks some of the basic features that flagship devices have, for example, wireless charging, camera performance and water resistance.
Arguably the best thing about the OnePlus 7 Pro is the Display.
FLUID AMOLED Display
OnePlus calls it Fluid AMOLED with a resolution of QHD+ (3120 by 1440 pixels) and a screen refresh rate of 90Hz.
Based on initial hands-on experience at the OnePlus Experience Center, the screen was really fast and smooth.
It is fast. Crazy, stupid, unbelievably fast.
As Carl Pei (OnePlus CEO) pointed out, it is difficult to explain how good the display is. We suggest trying it out yourself at the nearest OnePlus Experience store.
In terms of storage, the OnePlus 7 Pro comes in two variants of 128GB and 256GB with Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0, becoming the first commercial smartphone to launch with the storage standard.
Underneath the bright, HDR10+ screen are Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 855 chipset, a hefty 4,000mAh battery that consistently powered us through a full day, and up to 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM – that latter spec is actually more than you need from a phone in 2019, so the 8GB version is just fine.
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a starting price of ₹ 48,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option, the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant will cost ₹52,999 while the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage option will cost ₹57,999.
The rear of the OnePlus 7 has triple-camera setup, and underneath a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor teamed with 6GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery; an improvement on the 3,700 mAh battery found inside the OnePlus 6T.
During an interview with The Verge, Lau says the OnePlus 7 Pro‘s screen cost the company three times as much as usual and will “redefine fast and smooth.” He didn’t cough on exact specs, but recent rumours suggest the flagship will pack a 90Hz Super AMOLED panel, matching the refresh rate Asus’ gaming-focused ROG smartphone.
The pop-up camera, which has a 16-megapixel sensor, makes the OnePlus a true, all-screen smartphone. And it’s reportedly been tested to withstand over 300,000 movements, which suggests it will last for more than five years of heavy use.
A smart move by OnePlus indeed, the camera is also able to retract automatically when the phone detects a fall. To demonstrate this, the company released a video of the camera lifting a 49.2-pound block of cement.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the more premium option with a full-screen display without any notch or cut-out, a pop-out front camera mechanism, three rear cameras, and all the bells and whistles that you would hope and expect from a flagship smartphone.
The top-of-the-line handset marks the company’s first foray into the “ultra-premium” space, with the 7 Pro boasting a truly full-screen design thanks to its pop-up camera, plenty of grunt courtesy of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 and its UFS 3.0 storage, and a Huawei-rivalling triple-camera setup on its backside.
And, of course, OnePlus also announced the OnePlus 7, a more modest upgrade compared to the OnePlus 6T. It packs the same notch-ridden screen as its predecessor but has been upgraded with a Snapdragon 855 CPU, UFS 3.0 storage, stereo speakers and an all-new 48MP camera sensor in its dual-cam setup.
OnePlus 7 is priced at ₹32999. OnePlus 7 will go on sale in June, 2018. The 128GB variant costs Rs. 32999 and comes in Red, Mirror Grey color options.
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- Anirudh is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Clickdotme. He does not like describing himself in the third-person and had a hard time coming up with these two sentences!
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