With the beginning of the year, OnePlus will soon be unveiling its new generation of smartphones with the OnePlus 7. Here is everything we know about the next smartphone.
It has become a habit over the years. The launch of OnePlus smartphones is always done in two stages in the year. First the new generation, which has the right to the new number and a rather pronounced design change, then the model "T" at the end of the year that refines the recipe and fixes some defects.
OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 5G
OnePlus, however, decided to do things a little differently with the launch of 5G. The Chinese brand indeed wants to be one of the first to market a smartphone 5G, but it will not be the OnePlus 7 so far. The 5G models will therefore be marketed in parallel with the OnePlus 7 and 7T to avoid pushing up prices according to the brand.
This file is about the OnePlus 7, not the first smartphone compatible 5G, the name still unknown.
Design with retractable camera
By 2018, OnePlus had given way to the notch to maximize the size of the screen at the front of the device. With the OnePlus 7, this notch should disappear in favor of a retractable camera. This is in any case what shows the images published by OnLeaks, whose reputation is second to none. For the rest, we would keep a smartphone with rounded corners with a curved back on the edges. We can notice the integration of three photo sensors on the back of the smartphone.
With a retractable camera, we imagine that OnePlus will rely much less on face recognition to identify us. In this case, we can hope that the integrated fingerprint reader under the surface of the screen will have made a clear progress to be totally sufficient. The idea of the retractable camera is not new, that's what Vivo offers with Nex S. Vivo, a brand of BBK Electronics group, also owner of OnePlus.
Under the hood, the OnePlus 7 should integrate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The brand is in the habit of always choosing the latest chip of Qualcomm, and there is no doubt that this will be the case again, especially when the brand is invited on stage to talk about the announcement of the processor.
According to a rumor, the OnePlus 7 should also integrate UFS 3.0 storage memory. This new generation promises a bandwidth multiplied by 2, which should allow to make a good performance, especially for the installation and launch of applications. A first test gives a reading speed of 2300 MB / s for a write speed of 1800 MB / s. For comparison, the UFS 2.1, the previous generation, reaches a reading speed of 800 MB / s. average.
The smartphone will still not be compatible with wireless charging, OnePlus wants once again rely on its fast charging by USB Type-C to compensate.
According to a retailer, here's what should be the OnePlus 7 datasheet:
a 6.5-inch AMOLED display
a SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
a triple backpack of 48 MP + 20 MP + 5 MP
a 16 MP pop-up front camera
8 to 12 GB of RAM
128 to 256 GB of storage
a battery of 4000 mAh with fast charge 44 W
Oxygen OS 9 (Android 9 Pie)
dimensions of 161.3 x 76.1 x 8.8 mm
a weight of 185 g
We must still keep tweezers, the source of this data sheet has no history to assert its reliability.
Oxygen OS turned to well-being
The OnePlus 7 should be accompanied by a new major version of the Oxygen OS interface, still based on Android 9.0 Pie, the latest version of the system. This new version should particularly focus on digital well-being, like the function of the same name developed by Google.