The OnePlus 7 Pro is reported to have appeared on a benchmarking database along with some key specifcations. According to GSMArena, the device was listed on Geekbench rocking a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM and running Android Pie. The smartphone scored a respectable 3,526 and 11,101 in single-core and multi-core tests respectively.

The Chinese company has been consistently pushing out teasers and interacting with the media to put an end to all the speculations and rumours, now that the launch of the smartphone is only a couple of weeks away.

OnePlus 7 Pro's listing on Geekbench
OnePlus 7 Pro's listing on Geekbench (GSMArena)

The OnePlus 7 Pro made an appearance in a four-page advertisement in The New York Times on Tuesday.

"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 read.

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.

Although OnePlus has claimed the smartphone wouldn't cost $2,000 (about 1.4 lakh), it still might be up there with the big guns, competing against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, Huawei P30 Pro and iPhone XS Max.

The smartphone also received an A+ Top Tier Display Rating from Display Mate last week.

Reports and rumours hint at the presence of a curved, notch-less, high refresh-rate display. We are talking figures of 90Hz, which will put the OnePlus 7 Pro, a consumer-centric device, straight up in the league of gaming smartphones like the Razer Phone 2 and Asus' ROG Phone.

Lau was quoted by TheVerge saying “The first time I saw it [the display] myself, I was stunned."

To push the display further to the edges with a notch interrupting the experience, the device will employ the same pop-up camera mechanism made popular by OnePlus' sister brands, Vivo and Oppo.

OnePlus has, however, not put any word out on the specifications of the device.

In a Twitter post, OnePlus confirmed the presence of a triple camera system on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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.

Other than these specifications, the new OnePlus smartphones are expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with a 5G-enabled X55 modem. The smartphones are expected to have at least 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in their base variants. The smartphones would also carry forward the in-display fingerprint sensor from the OnePlus 6T.