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.
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 7 Pro specifications (expected)
OnePlus 7 Pro has been leaked and teased thoroughly in the run up to today’s announcement and we know pretty much everything about the phone. The OnePlus 7 Pro is expected to be the company’s true flagship model for this year. The phone is reportedly coming with 6.7-inch QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) display with HDR 10+, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of onboard storage with UFS 3.0 support.
The phone will also have a triple rear camera setup, which will house a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 16-megapixel secondary sensor, and an 8-megapixel third sensor. There is also likely to be a 16-megapixel pop-up selfie camera on the front. Other specifications of the phone are rumoured to include 4,000mAh battery, in-display fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE 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.