The much-anticipated OnePlus launch day began with Carl Pei on stage. He talked about OnePlus’ beginnings in India and revealed that the OnePlus 7 launch event is their biggest launch event ever. Pei also stated that OnePlus is the biggest premium smartphone brand in India. He also revealed the company’s retail ambitions and how the company plans to expand its retail footprint in the country. OnePlus is planning to open three new experience stores in 2019 in India – in Mumbai, Pune, and Hyderabad.
After retail updates, Pei moved to new product announcements. He stated that OnePlus is announcing three new products, with the first being Bullets Wireless 2 headphones. To detail the new headphones, he invited Tilen Pigac on stage.
According to Pigac, OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 headphones have an improved fit, two balanced armature drivers for highs and mids, plus a 10mm dynamic driver for bass. There is AptX HD support and warp charge support as well. The new headphones will offer 4 hours of audio playback time on a full charge.
Following Bullets Wireless 2 announcement, Carl Pei returned to stage and revealed that he had a very special product for the OnePlus fans – OnePlus 7 Pro. According to Pei, OnePlus 7 Pro has an all-new design with curved edges on the front and back. It will be offered in Nebula Blue, Mirror Grey, and Almond colour options. He remarked that it is the most beautiful OnePlus they’ve ever made.
Pie then detailed the specifications of the new OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone. The phone packs a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED screen QHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The phone’s screen has HDR10+ support and 800 nits maximum brightness.
To talk more about HDR support and Netflix partnership, Pie invited Jerome Bigio from Netflix on the stage. Bigio talked about how Netflix content will look amazing on the new OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone because of the HDR10+ support.
Bigo was followed by OnePlus’ Szymon Kopec, who talked about the camera capabilities of the OnePlus 7 Pro. According to Kopec, the OnePlus 7 Pro features a 16-megapixel selfie shooter within a pop-up module. He added that the OnePlus 7 Pro includes a triple rear camera setup with 48-megapixel, 8-megapixel, and 16-megapixel sensor. The 8-megapixel sensor is joined by a telephoto lens, whereas the 16-megapixel sensor is joined by an ultra-wide-angle lens. Additionally, OnePlus 7 Pro comes with three focus modes, laser, PDAF, and CAF.
DXOMARK has given the OnePlus 7 Pro a score of 111 for camera quality, beating the Galaxy S10+, iPhone XS Max, and Pixel 3. The phone also features Google lens support.
After camera, Kopec moved to the other key specifications of the OnePlus 7 Pro. He said the OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with Adreno 640 GPU, and includes 4,000mAh battery. He also revealed that it is the first phone to ship with UFS 3.0 storage. Other specifications of the phone include Warp Charge 30 support, up to 12GB of RAM, and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The OnePlus 7 Pro also has a liquid cooling system.
If you want to follow along with us as the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are announced, we will be sharing live updates right here from the OnePlus Bengaluru launch event as it unfolds. You can also watch the OnePlus event live stream below.
OnePlus 7 specifications (expected)
OnePlus 7 is believed to be the direct successor to last year’s OnePlus 6T smartphone. It is rumoured to be featuring a design very similar to the OnePlus 6T and will also come with almost same specifications with limited number of upgrades. OnePlus 7 is expected to come with a 6.41-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of onboard storage, and a microSD card slot.
Additionally, the upcoming OnePlus phone is reportedly coming with a dual camera setup on the back, which will house a 48-megapixel shooter and 5-megapixel secondary camera. Among other specifications, the phone is likely to pack a 3,700mAh battery, in-display fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE connectivity, dual-SIM support, and Android 9 Pie.
OnePlus 5G phone
In addition to the above two phones, OnePlus is also likely to introduce its first 5G smartphone at today’s event. The phone is expected to be exactly same as OnePlus 7 Pro, except for the added 5G connectivity. With this launch, OnePlus will join the growing the list of the smartphone makers offering 5G smartphones in the world. Just recently LG had launched its first 5G phone in South Korea, making it the third smartphone maker to commercially release a 5G phone.
OnePlus Bullet Wireless 2 headphones, Warp Charge 30 car charger
Alongside the three new OnePlus phones, the Chinese smartphone will be talking about its new Bullets Wireless 2 headphones and Warp Charge 30 car charger accessories at the event. We don’t have any specifics about the devices, but what we do know is Bullets Wireless 2 headphones seem to be a successor to the company’s earlier launched Bullets Wireless headphones, and the Warp Charge 30 car charger is said to be incorporating the Warp Charge 30 technology that OnePlus had introduced with the McLaren Edition OnePlus 6T last year. Warp Charge 30 allows for up to 30W fast charging.