After countless leaks and more than a few promotional ads, OnePlus has announced its latest smartphone, in fact, announced two. The first is the family-friendly OnePlus 7, which will be available later this year in select markets. But the central focus is the new OnePlus 7 Pro, which is available this week everywhere where OnePlus phones are sold, even on T-Mobile in the US. UU
Both new models bring the latest Qualcomm processor, multiple arrays of cameras, large screens, large batteries, stereo speakers and patented OnePlus fast charging systems. But while the OnePlus 7 retains exactly the same design as last year's OnePlus 6T, complete with a 1080p screen and a "tear" style notch cut, the 7 Pro presents a series of novelties for the company. It is the first OnePlus phone with full screen without a notch or other screen cut-out for a front camera, it is the first OnePlus phone with a screen resolution higher than 1080p, and it is the first OnePlus phone with three cameras in the back (in a wide, standard and telephoto configuration).
It is also the first OnePlus phone that has a truly superior price: $ 669 to start and $ 749 fully equipped, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a total of $ 110 more than the cost of 6T when it was launched just six months ago. That price range means that OnePlus is now attacking Apple and Samsung more directly. So OnePlus has taken out all the stops with their new phone.
As with 6T, T-Mobile is the exclusive provider of the 7 Pro in the USA. UU., And will sell the mid-level model. for $ 699. OnePlus will also sell the three levels of specification of the unlocked Pro (compatible with AT & T, T-Mobile and Verizon) through its website. But the OnePlus 7 standard will not reach the US market at all. As a result, OnePlus will still sell 6T in the US. UU As a lower cost alternative, which marks the first time that the company maintains an older model in production after launching a new phone.
The main attraction with the OnePlus 7 Pro is its screen. From 6.5 to 6.7 inches, depending on whether you count the curved corners or not, it is a large OLED screen with only the smallest bevels that surround it. The screen also has curved sides, which give the phone a profile very similar to that of Samsung. The 7 Pro has no notch interruptions or screen perforations because it hides the front camera in a motorized module that appears from the top of the phone. The company claims that the engine can withstand more than 300,000 openings and closures, equivalent to approximately 150 times per day for more than five and a half years.
In addition to the large expansion capacity and the lack of bevels, the OnePlus 7 Pro screen is updated. at a speed of 90 times per second, 50% faster than most other smartphones. This provides a smoother experience when traveling and better tactile latency. The 7 Pro is not the first smartphone that offers a screen like this, but it is the first one that I would like to buy. Crucially, you can not get this screen on an iPhone, Galaxy S or Pixel. In addition, the screen is compatible with HDR10 and HDR10 + but not with Dolby Vision.
Finally, below the screen there is an optical fingerprint scanner that OnePlus claims is twice as large as the scanner that was in the 6T.
OnePlus is selling the 7 Pro in three configurations: a storage model of 6GB RAM / 128GB for $ 669, an 8GB / 256GB version for $ 699, and a 12GB / 256GB front-line model for $ 749. Initially it will be available in a gloss black finish or a matte blue color, while a gold tone model will be available at a later date. The three levels of specifications use DDR4X memory, UFS 3.0 storage and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. The cooling of all these high-end components is a new liquid cooling system, while an improved vibration motor provides tactile improvements.
Other improvements include a new stereo speaker system, the first for OnePlus phones and a large 4,000 mAh battery. The 7 Pro has the same Warp Charge charging system as the McLaren special edition of the OnePlus 6T, and the company says it can reach "almost half" of its capacity in just 20 minutes of charging. However, like the previous models, the 7 Pro is not compatible with the USB-C power delivery standard, nor does it offer any wireless charging.
For your new camera system, the OnePlus 7 Pro has three different cameras on the back. with a 48-megapixel main sensor, an ultra-wide 16-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. By default, the main camera captures 12 megapixel images using the data of four pixels to create a large pixel. This is similar to how other phones with this camera sensor have used it in the past. The 3X telephoto camera offers a slightly wider range than the typical 2X telephoto on an iPhone or Galaxy, and is used in conjunction with the main camera for portrait shots. OnePlus says the new system uses three different focusing systems (phase detection AF, contrast AF and laser focusing) to improve focus performance in good or poor lighting situations.
On the video front, the OnePlus 7 Pro can record 4K images at up to 60 frames per second, as well as 1080p slow-motion images at up to 240 frames per second, keeping it in line with the Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS .
OnePlus really did not do it Do not leave much at the table with the 7 Pro. The two things that are missing are things that had never before been available on OnePlus phones: water resistance with IP rating and wireless charging. OnePlus has arguments not to include either: IP ratings are expensive and increase the price of phones, and wireless charging is not as fast as your cable charging option. But the reality of the matter is that every phone that OnePlus is competing with has water resistance with IP rating and wireless charging.
Nor can you ignore that OnePlus is rising significantly in price with the 7 Pro. Just five years ago, the OnePlus One debuted at $ 299, putting the $ 700 price of the current model in clear relief. Of course, the OnePlus 7 Pro is a significantly better phone than the OnePlus One. And even with its higher price tag, it's still hundreds of dollars less than similarly-equipped Samsung and Apple phones.
But this time, more than ever, the burden of success will be in the OnePlus 7 Pro, not the price for which it is being sold.
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