Honestly, we’re running out of adjectives to define OnePlus’ end-of-the-year upgrades of its phones. “Tiny”, “Minute”, “Small” – we’ve used them all when describing the ‘T’ iterations of OnePlus devices. This year too, the company released the 7T and 7T Pro models alongside the coveted 7T Pro McLaren Edition last week. While they’re traditionally not meant to be the company’s next-gen smartphones with a ton of upgrades, there are some things to be excited here. Let’s take a closer look at what these devices are packing.
OnePlus 7T Pro
The OnePlus 7T Pro shares a lot of similarities with the OnePlus 7 Pro. From the form-factor to the display, they’re undifferentiable. What OnePlus has done here akin to its previous generation of ‘T’ iterations, is simply implement their newest engineering feat onto a smartphone.
Talking about the resemblances, both devices have a curved 6.67-inches, 19.5:9 aspect ratio 90Hz Fluid AMOLED panel with QHD+ (1440 x 3120) resolution on a 6.40 x 2.99 x 0.35-inch body. It’s commendable that OnePlus didn’t alter the stunning design aesthetics just for differentiation’s sake.
You get the same triple-rear camera setup here too. There’s a 48MP f/1.6 Sony IMX586 sensor with a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. On the front, you have a single motorized pop-up 16MP f/2.0 camera.
Despite the similar setup, the 7T Pro is now capable of 3X Optical Zoom to the 2.2X Optical Zoom of the 7 Pro. Other notable camera upgrades in the 7T Pro includes the introduction of Macro mode and Hybrid Image Stabilization for videos. However, since these are not entirely hardware dependent, it’s fair to assume that they will eventually make their way to the 7 Pro.
OnePlus 7T Pro is powered by an updated Snapdragon 855+ (7nm) chipset which flaunts a nominal 4.2% CPU boost and a 15% GPU boost. The fast phone got even faster, though not by a tremendous margin mind you. Also, the phone runs on the latest Android 10 with Oxygen OS 10.0 out-of-the-box.
Unlike the 7 Pro with multiple memory options, the 7T Pro comes with a single 8/256GB variant. The battery side sees a small upgrade, with the 7T Pro housing a 2.125% bigger 4085 mAh battery to its predecessor. However, you get up to 23% faster charging with the new WarpCharge 30T so there’s a silver lining there.
OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition
Starting from last year, OnePlus partnered up with McLaren Automotive to design and create special McLaren Edition smartphones. This year’s OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition (and you thought LG’s phones had a jaw-breaking name) borrows design aesthetics from McLaren Speedtail’s steering wheel.
There’s the traditional McLaren papaya-orange accent around the phone. From the camera layout on the back to the custom app icons, the phone screams McLaren. Additionally, the curved display on the device also has a papaya-orange glow for notifications.
Juxtaposed to the likenesses between the 7T Pro and 7 Pro, the McLaren edition isn’t all that different from the 7T Pro either. Apart from the design, the only other enhancement here is the 12GB of RAM.
|Specifications||OnePlus 7 Pro||OnePlus 7T Pro||OnePlus 7T Pro (McLaren Edition)|
|Body||6.40 x 2.99 x 0.35-inch; 206gm|
|Display||6.67-inch 90Hz Fluid AMOLED panel with QHD+ (1440 x 3120) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio|
|Rear Camera||Triple, 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.6 + 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens + 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens|
|Front Camera||Single, 16MP f/2.0 motorized pop-up selfie camera|
|Sensors||On-screen fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 855||Snapdragon 855+|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 485)||Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)|
|GPU||Adreno 640||Adreno 640 (700Mhz)|
|Storage||128 / 256GB (UFS 3.0) non-expandable||256GB (UFS 3.0) non-expandable|
|Software & UI||Android Pie (9.0) with Oxygen OS 9.5 on top||Android 10 with Oxygen OS 10.0 on top|
|Battery||4000 mAh with 30W WarpCharge||4085 mAh with WarpCharge 30T (23% faster)|
|RAM||6 / 8 / 12GB||8GB||12GB|
OnePlus 7T Pro Pricing & Availability in Nepal
The OnePlus 7T Pro is now available in Nepal from different retail outlets all over Nepal. You can also purchase it from online shops like Daraz and Oliz Store. Similarly, on the pricing front, the 7T Pro is priced at Rs. 99,999, while the McLaren Edition is scheduled to launch at around Rs. 120,000 or more. So unless you’re really into McLaren or have extra cash laying around, the 7T Pro is the way to go.