The upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) starts on 25th February 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. And OnePlus is all set to take all the light by showcasing it’s latest and new flagship phone which is the OnePlus 7.
OnePlus has also sent out media invites for a closed-door meeting ahead of the MWC 2019. The invite does not reveal much, but the tagline says “Reimagine the future with OnePlus.” OnePlus will also be launching a 5G smartphone at the conference, the reports tell! The company may showcase its long awaited OnePlus TV as well.
OnePlus 7 is expected to come with a new camera design and screen. According to a recent leaked image, OnePlus 7 will also say goodbye to notches and has come up with a slider design, similar to Vivo Nex and Honor Magic. If this turns out to be true, the OnePlus 7 will have the highest screen-to-body ratio ever for a OnePlus smartphone. OnePlus is also bumping up the screen capabilities by adding HDR support for high-resolution streaming on apps like Netflix and YouTube.
OnePlus was also at the Qualcomm’s Tech Summit in Hawaii, this was to announce a partnership with the major chip manufacturer. Which makes sense as we will see the OnePlus 7 become the first smartphone to utilize the new Snapdragon 855 processor. The Snapdragon 855 is built using a smaller 7nm process, so you can expect it to be significantly faster and more energy efficient than the previous Snapdragon 845.
The smartphone is also rumored to use Sony’s IMX 586 sensor which will help add a 48-megapixel camera sensor. Other expected features of the phone include 5G support and Warp Charge 30 .
OnePlus has also claimed that it would be the first company to launch a 5G smartphone in 2019. OnePlus’s co-founder Pete Lau also tweeted about a deal with EE that means OnePlus 7 will be the first 5G device in Europe.
Though expect the OnePlus with 5G to be an optional high-end model, given the limited state of 5G, the premium price will need to be paid for it.
OnePlus 7 is also expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor which the OnePlus 6T had, though hopefully a faster and more efficient version.
Price – We can see a clear trend here, that each successive mainline OnePlus phone is more expensive than the last. But after the big price hop from 3 to 5 (and yes, there was no OnePlus 4), things have kinda evened out a little. One other factor to mention before we make a calculated estimation is that the OnePlus 6T received a bump up in price as well. If we were to take a guess on how much the OnePlus 7 will cost, it would somewhat be the same as that of the OnePlus 6T. Though, the OnePlus brand still stands for value, as there’s a lot of weight behind the idea of a flagship-level phone for literally half the price of Apple’s and Samsung’s latest efforts(Every Year). There’s definitely a chance we’ll see another price bump, but if that happened we wouldn’t expect it to stray too far north for the base model.
Last Year, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had confirmed plans to launch a ‘OnePlus TV’. He said that the users can expect the new device to feature “premium flagship design, image quality and audio experience.”
“It is a natural extension for OnePlus to address gaps in the television industry, which it tackled in the smartphone market by balancing high-quality hardware with the latest in technology, developing a seamless user experience, and crafting hardware that is minimalistic and timeliness in design,” the company had said last year.