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OnePlus 7 Pro release date, price and specs: Flagship schools the S10+ in Geekbench tests

WE’RE NOW JUST a month away from the launch of the OnePlus 7, and thanks to a host of rumours and leaks, there isn’t much we don’t know about the incoming flagship.

The smartphone, which looks set to launch alongside new OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G models, will reportedly be OnePlus’ first ‘notch-less’ smartphone thanks to its novel pop-up selfie camera. It will also be the firm’s first handset to pack a triple camera setup, according to rumours, comprising 48MP, 20MP and 16MP lenses.

We’ve rounded up everything we know about the OnePlus 7 below.

Release date
OnePlus has confirmed that its OnePlus 7 series will make its official debut on 14 May. The firm, like last year, is flogging tickets for the launch, which are being sold for £16 until 25 April.  

According to a recent leak, the OnePlus 7 Pro – which will be made available in 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB variants – will fetch €699, €749 and €819, respectively. There’s no word yet as to how much the lesser-spec OnePlus 7 will fetch. 

Latest news
The OnePlus 7 Pro could be the fastest Android phone yet, according to early benchmark scores posted on Geekbench. The listing, which refers to the device as the OnePlus GM1917, confirms that the flagship will pack a Snapdragon 855 processor and a lofty 12GB RAM. It also reveals that it could trump the Galaxy S10+ in terms of performance; the OnePlus 7 Pr0 earned 3,526 and 11,101 points in single-core and multi-core tests, compared to 3,429 and 10,624.

1/5/19: Official-looking retail packaging for the OnePlus 7 Pro has leaked, confirming some as-yet-unannounced accessories (below).

As previously rumoured, it looks like the flagship will ship with a bundled Bullets Wireless 2 earphones and a Warp Charge 30 in-car charger, the latter of which made its debut with the McLaren edition OnePlus 6T and offers, unsurprisingly, 30W charge speeds.

30/4/19: Wired has managed to get its mitts on a “near-final” pre-production unit of the OnePlus 7 Pro and has put the handset’s new triple-camera setup through its paces. The PR stunt reveals that the array will support up to 3x lossless zoom, but it won’t have a Time of Flight (ToF) sensor – nor over the top AI software – like some other recent flagships.

Taken on the OnePlus 7 Pro

During Wired‘s testing, it notes that shutter lag was around 0.3s or less and that night shooting and HDR has been improved compared to the OnePlus 6T. 

25/4/19: The OnePlus 7 Pro, somewhat unsurprisingly, looks set to be the company’s most expensive gadget yet. Android Central, citing notorious tipster Ishan Agarwal, reports that OnePlus 7 Pro model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of will fetch €749 in Europe, while a souped-up variant with 12GB of RAM will set buyers back €819. 

The report notes that there will also be a 6GB/128GB model, which will “possibly” launch with a €699 price-tag; that’s €150 more expensive than the entry-level OnePlus 6T variant. 

24/4/19: It looks like OnePlus won’t have many surprises in store at its 14 May launch event, as full specs for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro have allegedly surfaced online.

According to a series of tweets from Twitter tipster Max J (below), the OnePlus 7 Pro, unsurprisingly, will be the more exciting of the two; it’ll pack a 6.7in 3120×1440 90Hz screen, a Snapdragon 855 CPU, a 4,000mAh battery and a triple-camera setup comprising 40MP, 8MP and 16MP lenses. The leak also adds weight to previous rumours that the OnePlus 7 Pro will launch alongside a 5G-ready variant.

The bog-standard OnePlus 7 won’t be so flash, according to the leak. It’ll allegedly pack a 6.4in 2340×1080 screen, a 48MP + 5MP dual-camera and a lesser 3,700mAh battery. 

23/4/19: OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus 7 will be joined by a Pro-branded sibling that will offer a “super smooth” display and 5G support. 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. 

With this souped-up screen and 5G support, The Verge notes that the cost of the OnePlus 7 Pro can be expected to cost somewhere close to the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S10, Huawei’s P30 Pro, and Apple’s iPhone XS. 

18/4/19: The OnePlus 7 Pro will reportedly feature a Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a step up from the OnePlus 6T’s Full HD+ screen. So says tipster Ishan Agarwal (below), who claims that this souped-up display will also offer improved haptic feedback, thanks to a new vibration motor.

He also claims the device will sport a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge support, a triple camera setup including wide angle and telephoto lenses and USB 3.1. 

16/4/19: It looks like the OnePlus 7 might have a notch after all, if renders shared by Pricebaba and OnLeaks are anything to go by. If legit, the upcoming OnePlus flagship will sport the same teardrop notch as its 6T predecessor, with the heavily-leaked pop-up camera set to be reserved for the higher-spec OnePlus 7 Pro model.

While its design is near identical to its last-gen sibling, the standard OnePlus 7 will sport a smaller 6.2in screen, according to the leak, smaller than the 6T’s 6.41in display. This suggests that the previously-rumoured 6.5in screen will debut on the 7 Pro and 7 Pro 5G handsets.

Elsewhere, these renders show that the OnePlus 7 will sport a dual camera setup (despite previous chatter of a triple-lens array), a USB-C port, between 6GB and 10GB RAM and a 4,150mAh battery.

15/4/19: The OnePlus 7, along with the 7 Pro and 7 Pro 5G, will make its global debut on 14 May, according to a leaked poster tweeted by tipster Ishan Agarwal (below)

12/4/19: It looks like OnePlus might be plotting three variants of its next-generation OnePlus 7 flagship.

That’s according to Twitter tipster Ishan Agarwal, who claims the Chinese firm is gearing up to show off the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, the latter arriving as the firm’s long-rumoured debut 5G smartphone. 

The leak doesn’t tell us much else about the devices, but a leaked screenshot accompanying the tweet – first shared earlier this week – suggests the OnePlus 7 Pro variants will pack a Snapdragon X55 chipset, equipping the phone with 5G support thanks to Qualcomm’s built-in X50 modem. 

The devices also look set to feature a 6.67in Super Optic display, complete with curved edges similar to those seen on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and S10+. There’s no punch-hole or notch, though, suggesting that it’ll adopt the same pop-up selfie camera as the incoming OnePlus 7.

Elsewhere, the so-called OnePlus 7 Pro packs 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, a triple camera setup comprising 48MP, 16MP, and 8MP sensors, and Google’s Android 9 Pie OS. 

3/4/19: If you were hoping to be surprised by the OnePlus 7, we’d advise you look away now.

We’ve already been treated to CAD renders of the device (below), and now an accessory maker has shared official-looking images of the 2019 OnePlus flagship. While they don’t tell us much we don’t already know, the high-res renders confirm the handset’s notch-less design, in turn confirming that it will adopt a novel pop-up selfie camera.

The triple cameras on the backside of the OnePlus 7 are also shown off, adding weight to earlier rumours that the smartphone will sport a Galaxy S10-esque setup. 

Elsewhere, the renders – first spotted by GSMArena – show that the handset will sport a volume rocker on its left side, a power button and alert slider on its right, and SIM card slot on the bottom alongside the USB-C port. The handset, unsurprisingly, won’t offer a 3.5mm headphone jack nor a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a sign that it’ll adopt the same in-screen sensor as the OnePlus 6T. 

28/3/19: Freshly leaked renders of the OnePlus 7 have revealed that the smartphone will launch in three new colourways, all of which boast a gradient finish.

The legit-looking image (below), which comes from Tiger Mobiles (via T3) reveals that the OnePlus 7 will be available in Black Yellow, Black Purple and Cyan Grey hues, which look similar to the OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant and, er, Huawei’s P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro smartphones.

The render doesn’t tell us much that we don’t already know, but it does add further weight to rumours that the OnePlus 7 will sport a triple camera setup on its backside and a pop-up selfie camera around the front. 

14/3/19: OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has hinted that the firm will launch its first true wireless earbuds alongside the incoming OnePlus 7.

In a post on Chinese social network Weibo, spotted by Gadgets360, Lau addressed the criticism the firm received after it binned the headphone jack on the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. He suggests that removing the 3.5mm port has given the firm the chance to work on a truly wireless earphone, similar to Apple’s AirPods and Samsung’s Galaxy Buds. 

He notes that OnePlus is focusing on “polishing” its wireless headphone experience, and said that its current Bullet Wireless earbuds are “very good, but can be even more extreme”. 

This is all-but -confirmation that the firm has a new product in the works, and all signs are pointing to new and improved Bullet-branded earbuds that are smaller and entirely cable-free. 

8/3/18: We’re likely still months away from the official launch of the OnePlus 7, but it’s already been shown up on a retailer’s website. 

The premature listing, which includes specs, pricing and an image of the front of the device (below), comes courtesy of phone flogger Giztop. It claims the device will include a Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 12GB RAM and Android Pie-based OxygenOS.

At the forefront will be a 6.5in AMOLED screen, according to Giztop, and you’ll find a triple-camera setup around the back comprising of 48MP, 20MP and 16MP lenses. As other leaked have also suggested, a 16MP front-facing camera will pop-up from the top of the device. 

Elsewhere, the listing claims the OnePlus 7 will feature 256GB storage, a 4,000mAh battery and 44W Dash Charging support.

While this appears to be in line with earlier speculation, GSMArena notes that the supposed OnePlus 7 image fails to match images recently leaked by reliable tipster OnLeaks; Giztop’s image has the alert slider missing, which in previous renders sits on the right side of the smartphone.

Still, if the retailer’s information is legit, expect the OnePlus 7 to fetch $569 when it arrives on virtual shelves. 

4/3/19: OnePlus will equip its next flagship smartphone with a pop-up camera, if alleged leaked renders of the OnePlus 7 are to be believed.

The images, shared by reliable tipster OnLeaks and Pricebaba, show that the centrepiece of the OnePlus 7 will be a 6.5in FHD+ screen that ditches the notch in favour of a pop-up front-facing camera, similar to that found on the Vivo Nex.

This, along with the devices screen-embedded fingerprint scanner, will equip the device with a screen to body ratio of “95 per cent or more”, according to the leak.

Around the rear of the OnePlus 7 you’ll find an S10-rivalling triple-camera setup, and underneath will allegedly sit a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor teamed with 6GB RAM and a 4,150mAh battery; an improvement on the 3,700 mAh battery found inside the OnePlus 6T. 

Reiterating recent comments from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, Pricebaba notes that the OnePlus 7 won’t offer wireless charging support, nor will it revive the 3.5mm headphone jack.  

27/2/19: The OnePlus 7 won’t offer wireless charging support, the company’s CEO Pete Las has confirmed in an interview with CNET.

Nowadays, you’ll find wireless charging on most flagship smartphones, and some OEMs – such as Huawei and Samsung – are going a step further with reverse wireless charging – a feature that lets you use the smartphone to charge another device, er, wirelessly. 

That doesn’t mean the tech will be coming to the next OnePlus flagship though, as Lau told CNET that he thinks wireless charging is “inferior” compared to traditional methods.

He said it takes too long to charge a device using a wireless pad, whereas with the OnePlus quick charge plug, you can get your battery 50 per cent charged in just 20 minutes.

“OnePlus charging is one of the best,” Lau said. “Wireless charging is far inferior.”

He did tell CNET that OnePlus is working on accelerating the delivery of wireless charging, but said it hasn’t yet been able to do it without generating too much heat.

22/2/19: Live images of the OnePlus 7 has surfaced on the interwebs, confirming the handset’s full-screen design.

Backing up earlier chatter (below), the images show that the next OnePlus flagship will shun both the notch and ‘punch-hole’ cutout in favour of an all-screen front. Instead, the handset might opt for a pop-up front-facing camera, similar to that seen on the Oppo Find X.

The images, which come courtesy of Chinese tipster Steven_Sbw don’t tell us much else about the so-called OnePlus 7, but all-but-confirm that the handset will adopt the same in-screen fingerprint scanner as its OnePlus 6T sibling.

The OnePlus 7 looks set to make its debut in May this year, perhaps alongside the firm’s long-rumoured 5G smartphone

14/1/19: OnePlus will ditch the notch for its upcoming OnePlus 7, instead opting for a slider mechanism. 

Images posted by typically-reliable tipster SlashLeaks show an alleged prototype of the so-called OnePlus 7 sized up against the OnePlus 6T. While both phones are sitting inside cases that hide most of their bodies, the leak reveals that, unlike its predecessor, the OnePlus 7 features no notch and an all-screen design. 

With the notch binned, speculation suggests that OnePlus might opt for a slider mechanism to accommodate the front camera; similar to that seen on Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3, the Honor Magic 2 and the Oppo Find X. 

Beyond its lack of screen cutout and seemingly curved screen, the images don’t reveal much else about the next-gen onePlus flagship. However, OnePlus last year confirmed that it’ll be one of the first OEMs to adopt Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, so this likely will power the OnePlus 7. 

It’s unlikely to offer 5G, though; OnePlus has said that its first 5G devices will also be the first in an all-new lineup from the company that will co-exist alongside its current array of numerically-branded devices. 

We’d also put our money on the OnePlus 7 featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner similar to that found on the OnePlus 6T, a rear-mounted dual camera setup, and – probably – still no IP certification.

If it follows the release schedule of the OnePlus 6, then we can expect to see the OnePlus 7 sometime in May, with a OnePlus 7T handset likely to follow later in the year. µ

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