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FIRST LOOK: What's new and exciting about OnePlus 7

Last updated on: May 16, 2019 11:08 IST

Starting at Rs 32,999, OnePlus 7 boasts of advanced features that will enhance your smartphone experience, says Rediff.com's Ashish Narsale.
All photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has successfully managed to entice audiences with its flagship phones that offer sleek features and upgrades at a premium price.

On May 14, 2019, the company launched its latest OnePlus 7 and One Plus 7 Pro along with its new Bullets Wireless 2 earphones in Bengaluru.

Scroll down to find out what's new and exciting about it.

One Plus 7, One Plus 7 Pro launched in Bengaluru

IMAGE: One Plus 7 series boasts of Snapdragon 855 chipset which is definitely powerful than the Snapdragon 845 used in OnePlus 6T. That explains the company's promise of 'Go beyond speed.'

OnePlus 7 Pro

With the launch of its OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus goes beyond its reputation of budget friendly flagship phones.

OnePlus 7 Pro is still priced under other flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S10 series and the Huawei P30 Pro.

In order to keep the price down, OnePlus has skipped a few premium features like IP rating for dust and water and resistance and wireless charging; but the phone is packed with all the premium essentials you will ever need.

One Plus 7, One Plus 7 Pro launched in Bengaluru

IMAGE: On first look, it would be challenging to spot any difference between OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 6T.

Design

OnePlus 7 Pro has a 6.46" inch tall body which is 2.98" inch wide and 0.34" inch thick.

The back and front of the phone have curved edges and are protected by 3D corning gorilla glass.

The phone is available in three unique colours like mirror gray, nebula blue and almond.

One Plus 7, One Plus 7 Pro launched in Bengaluru

IMAGE: OnePlus 7 has a stereo speaker's setup with Dolby Atmos support.
There is no 3.5mm audio port. So you will have to use type-C to 3.5mm converter/adapter to access the type-C connector and use your old earphones.

Display

This is the department where OnePlus has set its standard high by introducing its new Fluid AMOLED QHD resolution (3120 x 1440 pixels) display.

This display has a refresh rate of 90 Hz to give smooth animation experience better than the standard 60 Hz found in other phones.

It offers an edge to edge display with screen to body ratio of 93 per cent.

The display also supports HDR (High Dynamic Ratio) promising a richer viewing experience.

One Plus 7, One Plus 7 Pro launched in Bengaluru

IMAGE: The phone is powered by 4000 mAh battery which can be charged with OnePlus's Warp Charge 3.0 technology earlier introduced in Oneplus 6t McLaren edition.

Camera

In order to avoid notch or hole in the display OnePlus incorporates an elevated 16 mp front camera setup.

The camera retracts on accidental drops to Protect itself.

OnePlus also follows the triple camera setup on the rear.

The triple camera consists of main camera sensor as 48 mp, f/1.6 aperture with OIS and EIS, the other two as telephoto 8 mp f/2.4 and wide 16 mp f/2.2 with field of view of 117 degrees.

Sound

One Plus 7, One Plus 7 Pro launched in Bengaluru

IMAGE: The OnePlus 7 series is clearly the most advanced model yet.
With no sharp edges and a smooth flowing design, it has a stylish instant appeal.
The flip side -- it weighs 206 gm, which makes it a bulky phone to carry around.

Software and Hardware

The phone runs on OxygenOS based on Android 9 supported by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 processor.

The device will be available in three variants with prices as mentioned below:

OnePlus 7 Pro variantPriceColour options
6GB+128GB Rs 48,999 mirror gray
8GB+256GB Rs 52,999 mirror gray, nebula blue and almond
12GB+256GB Rs 57,999 nebula blue

One Plus 7, One Plus 7 Pro launched in Bengaluru

IMAGE: OnePlus 7's upgraded triple camera setup offers a combination of a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor on the rear.

OnePlus 7

You won't find any physical changes in the OnePlus 7 with respect to OnePlus 6T except for the hardware.

OnePlus 7 inherits the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and upgrades the rear camera to 48 mp f/1.7 the secondary as 5 MP f/2.4 for depth sensing.

One Plus 7 variantPriceColour options
6GB+128GB Rs 32,999 mirror gray
8GB+256GB Rs 37,999 mirror gray and red

One Plus 7, One Plus 7 Pro launched in Bengaluru

IMAGE: OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will be available June 2019 onward across stores.

Bullets Wireless 2 earphones

Another upgrade to its predecessor is the addition of Bullets Wireless earphones.

Bullets Wireless 2 supports OnePlus's Warp Charge 3.0 technology which according to the company claims that a five minute charge will give you 5 hours of music playback.

The earphones are priced at Rs 5,990.

ASHISH NARSALE and HITESH HARISINGHANI Bengaluru
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