The OnePlus 7 is official. The phone was unveiled on May 14th alongside the superior OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, marking the first time OnePlus has ever announced multiple phones in the same event.
As expected from OnePlus, the 6T successor is full of good stuff ranging from massive raw power and great photography all the way to powerful and immersive gaming experience and the latest ultra-fast storage. But despite everything the device comes with, OnePlus somehow still managed to keep the price as affordable as it gets.
If you are thinking about snapping the OnePlus 7, this post should be your guide. We have put together all the important stuff you need to know about the device, including the latest news, specifications, pricing and availability, software update news, and more.
May 21, 2019: OnePlus has opened the beta testing for those willing to try Android Q on their brand new OnePlus 7 handset. Being an initial rollout, the company has already identified some problems that you can expect to find in the software, but they should be ironed out with time as we edge closer to the stable rollout.
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May 15, 2019: OnePlus unveiled three phones at the May 14th launch event, but only one of these phones will be sold in the U.S. – the OnePlus 7 Pro. As it stands, the standard OnePlus 7 isn’t coming to the U.S.
We still don’t know if this will change at some point. If it does, we’ll be here to let you know.
OnePlus 7 specifications
- 6.41-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ Optic AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
- 6GB or 8GB RAM
- 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0 storage
- Dual-lens main camera: 48MP (f/1.7, OIS, EIS, PDAF) + 5MP (f/2.4, fixed focus, telephoto)
- Front camera: 16MP (f/2.0, EIS)
- 3700mAh battery
- OxygenOS on top of Android Pie
The OnePlus 7 is accompanied by a flurry of extras that include Bluetooth 5.0, an in-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock via the front camera, USB 3.1 Type-C, 20W fast charging, dual stereo speakers, audio tuned by Dolby Atmos, NFC, a new haptic feedback engine, and Fnatic gaming mode, and so on.
OnePlus has also included some camera tricks that include UltraShot, Nightscape, Studio Lighting, Portrait, Pro Mode, Panorama, HDR, AI Scene Detection, RAW Image, and support for super slow-motion HD video recording of up to 480fps on the main camera (4K videos at 30/60fps, 1080p videos at 30/60fps, and super slow-motion 1080p videos at 240fps).
As for the selfie shooter, you also get things like the aforementioned face unlock alongside screen flash, HDR, face retouching, and 1080p video recording at 30fps.
OnePlus 7 release date
OnePlus 7 will not be sold in the U.S. The company even made sure that at the OnePlus 7 Pro launch event, not much was said about the standard model. However, we still don’t know if there will be a change of heart in the future. Just in case, well be here to bring you up to speed.
In other markets, including Europe and India, OnePlus 7 is expected to begin selling somewhere in June 2019, but there’s still no specific date.
OnePlus 7 price
OnePlus 7 is the entry-level variant in the new OnePlus 7 series. Since it won’t be sold in the U.S., there are no pricing details. But to give you an idea of how much it costs, in Europe the base model goes for €559 (£499 in the UK), with an extra €50 (£50 in the UK) earning you the 8/256GB model. In India, the base model starts at INR 32,999 and goes up to INR 37,999 for the premium model.
OnePlus 7 Android Q update
Last year, OnePlus was among the few non-Google vendors with a device in the beta program for Android 9 Pie. This year, the number of participating vendors and devices is bigger than ever, with more than 15 non-Google phones on board.
In addition to OnePlus 6T, the Chinese company has also released Android Q beta for users of OnePlus 7 and the Pro. This, however, doesn’t guarantee that the software will be ready for the masses at the same time Google begins rolling it out to the Pixels in August 2019.
Also, it’s worth noting that OnePlus 7 will receive two years of Android OS support and up to three years of Android security updates.
What do you think about OnePlus 7?