While many shoppers have their eyes on the OnePlus 6T, Pixel 3 XL or even the upcoming Galaxy S10, you might want to consider waiting for the OnePlus 7. The flagship phone rumored to hit the market within the next few months.
The OnePlus 6T is getting all of the attention right now with an in-display fingerprint scanner and tiny teardrop notch. The OnePlus 6T was the second phone from the company last year and builds on its earlier success. However, something better is just around the corner.
We’re already starting to see leaks and rumors of the OnePlus 7 which should catch your attention. Not only will it deliver a next-gen experience and be great, but it’ll be the true successor to the OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 7 Rumors
While the new 6T was only released a short time ago, OnePlus 7 rumors have already started to pick up steam in 2019. Whether that’s talk of a cutout camera, sliding design, no notch or 5G speeds.
In fact, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei dropped a big teaser in October that potentially reveals one of the most exciting aspects of his company’s upcoming flagship phone. Stating that while they have a lot of technology in the works, 5G is the closest one. Confirming that they’ll release a 5G phone in 2019.
Plus, Pei said his company will likely be one of the first, if not the first, to actually deliver a 5G phone to customers in the US and around the globe. Taking our devices beyond the speeds of 4G LTE. That is just one of several exciting aspects of the OnePlus 7. Although the 5G variant might be a different phone completely.
OnePlus’ next phone is still in the development phase, but we’re already seeing hardware and software rumors surface. Especially considering they share design language with Oppo, who has some stunning new phones in the works.
Reports point to enhanced triple cameras, a new processor, 8-10GB of RAM, an improved and even faster in-display fingerprint sensor, better face unlock tech, 5G support, and bigger screens with no bezels. The OnePlus 6T has the smallest notch on any screen yet, so the next step is to remove it more, if not completely. New leaks suggest the OnePlus 7 will feature a sliding design to house the front camera. In the image above, the phone is compared to the OnePlus 6T while being hidden in a protective case. A trend that’s popular in the industry to hide the identity and design of a device.
The reason the casing is bigger in the leaked photo above is that the screen slides down and is almost completely separate from the rest of the phone. When you slide it down, behind the screen sits the front-facing camera.
And while you’re probably better off buying the OnePlus 6T and enjoying it today, reports suggest the OnePlus 7 could arrive very early this year, potentially as soon as March. If so, that’s only a few months away, worth the wait, and could potentially compete with or beat Samsung’s Galaxy S10.
We’re getting ahead of ourselves though. For now, our guide below will take you through some reasons to wait for the OnePlus 7 and some reasons you probably shouldn’t wait.
Wait For A Bigger, Better Screen & Powerful Specs
Every year OnePlus makes big improvements to both its hardware and software. In fact, over the last few years, OnePlus has delivered phones that compete with (or beat) the very best Android has to offer. And usually, it beats the competition while costing less money.
The OnePlus 6 is as good or better than the Galaxy S9+ or Note 9, yet it's only $529. With the OnePlus 6T they shrunk the bezels and added an in-display fingerprint sensor before Samsung or Apple were ever able to, etc. They make big and meaningful changes each year.
We're expecting that trend to continue with a big screen and plenty of horsepower on the OnePlus 7. Basically, wait for the 7 if you can.
You can expect the latest Snapdragon 855 and likely even more RAM. Then, while the new 6T comes with a 6.4-inch screen, we believe the OnePlus 7 in 2019 will come in around 6.5-inches, all while keeping the phone the same size. That's thanks to no notch and a punch-hole style front camera, and a thinner "chin" bezel at the bottom of the screen. Truly pushing the screen from edge to edge. If it's not a punch-out camera, they'll use a slider design like we've seen in phones from Oppo, a sister company to OnePlus. Our image above shows the bezel-free design and a small area that slides up to house the front camera.
Plus, we could even see a few surprises like 10GB of RAM, although that seems excessive and unnecessary. Either way, this will be OnePlus' biggest, best and fastest phone and likely give the highly exciting Galaxy S10 a run for its money.
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