OnePlus is prepping for the release of its next-generation OnePlus 7 series smartphones. For the first time, the company is launching it globally from India at an event in Bengaluru. OnePlus has so far teased a lot about some of the major features of the smartphone and unveiled the launch date. With less than two weeks to go, OnePlus has now revealed the date for pre-bookings.
In a recent social media post, OnePlus announced that it will commence the pre-bookings for the OnePlus 7 Pro from May 3 at 12 pm. OnePlus will possibly share a link for pre-booking the smartphone tomorrow at 12 pm through its social media portals. The company hasn’t shared anything else regarding the device, not even hinting at the price.
Previously, the company shared a teaser advertisement in The New York Times that spoke about some specific features of the phone. OnePlus hinted, among many other aspects, was the sub $2,000 price tag. OnePlus may be hitting at the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Fold that costs close to $2,000. Previous leaks and rumours have suggested that Indian buyers could end up spending more than Rs 50,000.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is supposed to be a proper flagship offering from the company for the first time. In an exclusive interview to India Today Tech, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the OnePlus 7 Pro’s display panel will be the most expensive display to be used on a flagship smartphone – costs three times more than a conventional display. Leaks have spilt the beans on the display specifications, suggesting a 90Hz Quad HD+ AMOLED display with curved edges.
OnePlus will also be eliminating the display notch on the OnePlus 7 Pro with a pop-up selfie camera, similar to Oppo and Vivo flagships. The display will also come with an in-display optical fingerprint sensor.
When it comes to the other features, OnePlus is expected to use the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and offer up to 12GB RAM as well as 256GB storage. For the cameras, there will be a triple camera setup at the rear, with the primary unit being a 48-megapixel Sony sensor while the other two cameras being a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. To keep the phone alive, the phone is expected to rely on a 4000mAh battery and will come with Warp Charge 30 fast charging.