OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7 launch date will be revealed today by the Chinese smartphone company. To recall, last week CEO Pete Lau said interested parties should stay tuned to the company's social media pages on Tuesday, April 23 for the "launch event announcement," clearly indicating OnePlus would announce OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 launch date. In the interim, Lau also spoke with The Verge to confirm that there will indeed be two smartphones launched, with the Pro variant featuring a "super-smooth and very crisp" display, lending weight to rumours about a 90Hz, QHD+ display. He also confirmed the OnePlus 7 Pro will be 5G-enabled.
OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 launch date will be announced at 6:30pm IST today, OnePlus India took to Twitter to reveal. This is in line with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau's tweet from last week. A previous leak by a reliable tipster had pointed to a May 14 launch date for the two smartphones, and we don't have long to wait to see if this becomes a reality. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the OnePlus 7 launch date announcement this evening. Notably, the OnePlus global handle on Twitter was at the time of writing silent about the time of the launch date announcement.
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro price details are yet to be revealed. However, the OnePlus 7 price could be slightly higher than that to OnePlus 6T. OnePlus 7 Pro, which will be a beefed up version of OnePlus 7, is likely to carry a price tag higher than the OnePlus 7. We will hear about the pricing at the time of the official announcement.
As we mentioned, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau spoke with The Verge this week to detail a few features of the company's next generation flagship smartphones. Apart from confirming the existence of two models - the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 - Lau said the former model would use display tech to make it "fast and smooth", adding the company has "invested significantly" to develop the display of the smartphone. The technology is said to be 3X the cost of what's used in other flagship displays. A previous leak had tipped a 90Hz QHD+ display - the first QHD+ display from OnePlus, which usually sticks with full-HD displays. The rumour fits in well with Lau's statements, and the CEO also clarified the model will have 5G connectivity.
In terms of other specifications, OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro were recently part of another leak that claimed OnePlus 7 Pro will be 5G-ready and will come equipped with a 6.7-inch display with a QHD+ resolution of 1440x3120 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and the highly anticipated 90Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and will come in three variants - 6GB/ 128GB, 8GB/ 256GB, and 12GB/ 256GB, with the onboard storage standard being UFS 3.0 for faster data transfer.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is tipped to come equipped with a triple rear camera set-up that will consist of a 48-megapixel primary camera with f/1.6 aperture and OIS as well as EIS for stabilisation. It will be accompanied by an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 3X zoom capability, and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 117-degrees field of view.
OnePlus' ‘Pro' flagship is tipped to pack a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge support and will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, although it is not known whether it will be an ultrasonic sensor or an optical sensing module. As for the colours, the OnePlus 7 Pro will reportedly be available in Blue, Grey, and Brown variants.
Coming to the vanilla OnePlus 7, it will miss out on some bells and whistles like 5G support, 30W Warp Charge, and the 90Hz display that will make their way to its Pro sibling. The OnePlus 7 is tipped to feature a 6.4-inch display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, but there is no information on aspect ratio or whether it will be a curved panel.
In the imaging department, the OnePlus 7 might pack a 48-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, assisted by a 5-megapixel depth sensor. But so far, there is no word on support for any image stabilisation technology or the resolution of the front camera. It is tipped to draw power from the Snapdragon 855 and will be offered in two variants: 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. The battery capacity is tipped to be 3,700mAh with support for 20W charging.
As per a previous leak, the OnePlus 7 will feature a waterdrop notch while the OnePlus 7 Pro will flaunt a full-screen display and a pop-up selfie camera. The company is also tipped to launch the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 earbuds, but as of now, little to no information is available about their design or hardware details like drivers, decibel range, or the pricing.