Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will take the wraps off its upcoming flagship duo on May 14. Ahead of the launch event in Bengaluru, the company has teased the smartphones, especially the OnePlus 7 Pro, several times on the social media.
In a Twitter post last week, OnePlus confirmed the presence of a triple camera system on the OnePlus 7 Pro. It also received an A+ Top Tier Display Rating from Display Mate.
However, in a four-page print ad published on the New York Times, OnePlus mentioned a few key details about its upcoming top-end flagship.
The ad reads "No bells & whistles. No Bezel. No notch. No app lag. No bloatware. No $2,000 price tag. No random music. Just a better phone." The ad also contained a sketch of the smartphone showing its triple camera setup, a pop-up front facing camera mechanism and what seems to be a copper heat pipe for better cooling.
The sketch also shows that the SIM card slot has been moved to the bottom of the smartphone from the left side. The design of the smartphone is in line with the previous case renders.
OnePlus has, however, not put a word out on the specifications of the device.
Wired magazine even got its hands on what seems to be a production-ready prototype of the OnePlus 7 Pro and has posted camera samples of the device from the Azerbaijan Grand Prix held at Baku.
Wired compared the OnePlus 7 Pro's camera saying there's marginally less detail, more noise and less mid-tone contrast in the OnePlus 7 Pro's zoomed images than in 5x zoom images captured with the Huawei P30 Pro. It can shoot videos with the zoom lens too, and these are stabilised "to some degree" and look "pretty good".
The report confirmed that there's no ToF depth sensor on the OnePlus 7 Pro and has a rather basic one main wide camera, one ultra-wide, and one tele configuration.
The report also added that the OnePlus 7 Pro has a shutter lag of 0.3 seconds or less, and has a better Auto HDR mode than in past OnePlus devices, with a more natural look and less compressed mid-tones.