OnePlus 7 Design Leaked In Fresh Renders Confirming Pop-Up Selfie Camera

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We love smartphones here at HotHardware; especially when it comes devices that typically don’t try to break your spirits (or wallets) with quadruple-digit prices. Today, we’re allegedly getting an early glimpse at what OnePlus is working on for its next-generation flagship. Keep in mind, this isn’t the company’s upcoming 5G smartphone, but a 4G LTE replacement for the OnePlus 6T.

This alleged OnePlus 7 – which is seen here in renders supplied by @OnLeaks -- carries on the company’s typically handsome design aesthetic, except that it ditches the bothersome notches that started with the OnePlus 6, and was somewhat rectified with the teardrop notch on the OnePlus 6T. The OnePlus 7 features an expansive display free of a notch thanks to the use of a pop-up selfie camera at the top of the device. 

The display is said to measure 6.5-inches diagonally, and if past OnePlus flagships are any indication, it’s likely to feature an FHD+ resolution. Out back, there are three cameras visible instead of the usual two, although we hope that OnePlus has paid better attention to overall image quality this time around instead of simply being dragged into seeing who can cram in the most cameras (we’re looking at you, Nokia 9 PureView). 

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We’re nearly certain that the OnePlus 7 will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 processor, which means that it should be an excellent all-around performer. The current OnePlus 6T can be had in 6GB, 8GB and 10GB RAM configurations, and we’re likely to see something similar with the OnePlus 7 (although the top configuration might be boosted to 12GB to match the Galaxy S10+). It would also be interesting to see if OnePlus is kind enough to give customers 512GB or 1TB storage configurations, which would dwarf the 256GB maximum on the OnePlus 6T.

Although we don’t know anything about what size battery OnePlus will put into its new flagship, we do know that it won’t come with wireless charging. While most other flagships have included Qi wireless charging for quite some time (with some even offering reverse wireless charging), OnePlus still isn’t sold on the idea.

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"OnePlus charging is one of the best, Wireless charging is far inferior," said OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in an interview late last month. Qualcomm might have a thing or two say about that, however, as the company is now supporting Wireless Quick Charge capabilities to speed up the charging process.

With all this being said, the best part of the impending OnePlus 7 will likely be its price. The current OnePlus 6T starts at just $549 for a 6GB/128GB configuration or $579 for 8GB/128GB. We shouldn’t expect too much upward movement on those prices given the company’s recent pricing trends. Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ start at $899 and $999 respectively, OnePlus will likely have another flagship bargain on its hands this time around.

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