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OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro launched, with the Pro outshining the other by a mile!

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OnePlus, the flagship killer, after much anticipation, has launched their latest flagships – OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. However, this is the first time a Pro variant has launched alongside a regular variant. And there are some notable differences between the two. OnePlus always makes headlines because they provide the best value for money. And there are no two opinions about it.

This time, with the tagline “Go Beyond Speed“, the phone launched simultaneously from 3 different places around the world – London, New York, and Bangalore, India. This is the first time the company has done so, but going by the popularity of OnePlus devices in recent times, it is plausible. Anyways, let’s see what these two phones bring us.

OnePlus 7 Pro Overview

Since this is the first time a Pro variant has launched, OnePlus 7 made sure to beef it up! It has a premium glass design, the standard for flagships, of course. But as usual, it comes with no IP rating. And judging by OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau‘s tweets, this feature is highly unlikely to arrive on upcoming OnePlus phones as well. Also, the OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up selfie camera to get that bezel-less display. The phone also features Dual Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos sound.

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The display on it is a large 6.67″ Fluid AMOLED panel with QHD+ resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate. This is quite a different approach from the one the company usually takes, but a really welcome one! Because it’s the fastest screen on a mobile phone! Also, this also supports HDR 10+ content. In addition, DisplayMate gave OnePlus 7 Pro its highest rating as well! In addition, it features Horizon Lighting, which is similar to Samsung’s Edge Lighting, that lights up the curved edges of the screen when you get a notification. What’s more? Its in-display fingerprint sensor unlocks the phone in 0.21 seconds – the fastest on any smartphone right now!

This phone has a triple camera set up at the back – a 48 MP primary camera, a 16 MP ultra-wide angle lens with 170-degree field of view and an 8 MP telephoto camera with 3X Optical zooming! The selfie camera rests at 16 MP on the pop-up module and has acclaimed durability of 300000 pop-ups. What’s more interesting is that DxO Mark has given it the 2nd highest camera rating of 111 after Huawei P30 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S10+ 5G.

Internally, the OnePlus 7 Pro runs on the Snapdragon 855 with 6 / 8 / 12 GB RAM options. Plus, there’s RAM Boost feature which claims to load your frequently used apps faster. Storage options are 128 GB and 256 GB with UFS 3.0, making it the first phone to do so. There’s Liquid Cooling inside it as well, so, heating is not an issue. The battery is a large 4000 mAh with its 30-Watt Warp Charging, which can charge your phone from 0 to 50% in 20 minutes! Oxygen 9.5 runs the show on top of Android Pie, and they promise  2 years of software updates and 3 years of security updates.

With the display and sound combination, it makes for one of the best media consumption devices. The phone is available in three different colors: Almond, Nebula Blue, and Mirror Gray. And since the Pro model is the more expensive one, the pricing starts at $669 for the base model. The 8 GB / 256 GB costs $699 while the 12 / 256 GB costs $749. That’s actually a lot better than European pricing, though, which demands £799 for the highest end model!

Specifications:

  • Design: Glass body, Aluminum frame
  • Display: 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED panel with Quad-HD+ resolution (1440 x 3120 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, HDR 10+
  • Rear Camera: Triple, 48 MP (f/1.6, PDAF, CAS, Laser AF, EIS, OIS), NightScape 2.0 + 16 MP ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture + 8 MP Telephoto lens (f/2.4, 3X Optical Zoom, PDAF, OIS)
  • Front Camera: 16 MP with f/2.0, Motorized pop-up selfie camera
  • CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB /12 GB
  • Storage: 128/256 GB
  • OS: Android Pie (v9.0) with OxygenOS 9.5 on top
  • Sensors: In-display Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • Color Variant(s): Almond, Nebula Blue, Mirror Gray
  • Battery: 4000 mAh with 30-Watt Warp Charge

OnePlus 7 Overview

This time around, OnePlus 7 looks like a semi-flagship compared to its pro variant. While the 7 Pro receives most of the beefy specs, the regular 7 doesn’t look much different than the OnePlus 6T – down to the design and display front. It’s because OnePlus 7 has the same design footprint of the 6T with the water-drop notch on it.

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Its display is also smaller at 6.26″ and also employs an Optic AMOLED panel. Also, it only has a regular 60 Hz refresh rate and does not support HDR 10+ content either. There are only two cameras at the back – the primary 48 MP camera and a 5 MP depth sensor. At least, the camera megapixels stay the same. This is also the case with the 16 MP selfie camera.

However, it doesn’t skimp out on power. The OnePlus 7 runs on the Snapdragon 855 and starts with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, and also an 8 GB / 256 GB variant. Also, this phone packs a slightly smaller battery of 3700 mAh. But, OnePlus 7 is a lot cheaper than the OnePlus 7 Pro, as it starts at £499 for the base variant and £549 for the 8 / 256 GB variant! In addition, the European pricing and US pricing are kinda nuts. This, phone, however, will only be available since June.

Specifications:

  • Design: Glass body, Aluminum frame
  • Display: 6.26-inch Optic AMOLED panel with Full-HD+ resolution(1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Rear Camera: Dual, 48 MP (f/1.6, PDAF, CAS, Laser AF, EIS, OIS) + 5 MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM: 6 GB / 8 GB
  • Storage: 128 / 256 GB
  • OS: Android Pie (v9.0) with OxygenOS 9.5 on top
  • Sensors: In-display Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
  • Color Variant(s): Mirror Gray, Red, Black
  • Battery: 3700 mAh with 30-Watt Warp Charge

So, what do you think about these latest devices from OnePlus? It’s clear that the OnePlus 7 Pro is supposed to make the headlines here, and does the OnePlus 7 Pro steal all the thunder? Or can the OnePlus 7 hold its own… Do let us know.