This is how OnePlus 7 may look like
Just weeks after OnePlus's 5G-compatible flagship was leaked, we now get our first look at an alleged OnePlus 7 handset. According to images shared by SlashLeaks, the successor to OnePlus 6T will ditch the waterdrop notch in favor of an all-screen design and a slider camera mechanism - similar to Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Lenovo Z5 Pro and Honor Magic 2. Here's our roundup.
The image shows the top-halves of an alleged OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 6T with the former sporting a notch-free design and larger earpiece. Interestingly, the casing suggests that the phone will feature a slider mechanism to accommodate the front camera and allow for an all-screen look. Moreover, the cut-outs point toward a single selfie camera and possibly an IR sensor or LED flash module.
While OnePlus is adopting the camera slider mechanism for its upcoming flagship, we don't know if it will be a manual slider or motorized. That said, thanks to the new design, OnePlus 7 will offer an increased screen area than OnePlus 6T. The larger earpiece also suggests OnePlus might fit in a speaker to offer immersive audio - an upgrade over 6T's single speaker.
We expect OnePlus 7 to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with upto 10GB RAM and upto 256GB storage. Moreover, the front camera might come paired with an IR sensor to offer faster and secure face unlock (plus no more screen flash at night). We can also expect to see 30W Speed Warp fast charging that debuted with OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition.
OnePlus usually launches two flagship devices - one around May-June and another "T" upgrade around October-November. Hence, we can expect to see OnePlus 7 something in Q2 2019. Further, the company is also working to launch a 5G-ready flagship in Europe by early 2019. As far as OnePlus 7's pricing is concerned, we might see an uptick of $50-100 over OnePlus 6T's.