Bengaluru: After months and months of countless leaks and rumours, OnePlus launched two flagship devices in India—the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. While the buzz around the launch revolved mainly around the two smartphones, the company also launched the new wireless Bullets V2 at the event.
The OnePlus 7 is priced at ₹32,999 for the base (6GB/128GB) variant while the 8GB/256GB variant is priced at ₹37,999.
The OnePlus 7 Pro starts at ₹48,999 for the base 6GB/128GB configuration. The 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB variants are priced at ₹52,999 and ₹57,999 respectively. The Bullets V2 are priced at ₹5,990.
The OnePlus 7 Pro in its Mirror Grey trim would be available starting 17 May while the OnePlus 7 Pro in Nebula Blue would be available starting 28 May. The OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro's Almond trim would be available in June and the company hasn't put a final date to it.
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OnePlus has tied up with Croma and Reliance Digital for offline availability and the smartphones would be available at their outlets as well as on OnePlus experience centres. Reliance Jio is offering a cashback offer of ₹5,400 on purchasing the OnePlus 7 phones. This cashback can be redeemed through 36 recharge vouchers worth ₹150 each. The cashback will be active on the first prepaid recharge of ₹299.
OnePlus at its Bengaluru launch event also announced that it will open seven new experience stores in India, including the ones in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei revealed Hyderabad's OnePlus experience centre will be the largest one in the world.
The OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display panel with a QHD+ resolution and refresh rate of 90Hz. The display is notch-less and has curved edges, much like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Huawei P30 Pro. It is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with three RAM and storage configurations that max out at 12GB/256GB. It comes with a "RAM Boost" mode that allows app to load from RAM memory instead of ROM, hence reducing app load times. It is also the first smartphone to ship with UFS 3.0 memory which offers speeds up to 79% faster than the previous UFS 2.1 standard.
At the back it sports a 48MP+16MP+8MP combination. The 16MP and 18MP sensors have wide angle and telephoto lenses respectively. The front facing pop-up mechanism houses a 16MP camera. The phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.
The OnePlus 7 Pro comes in three colour variants of Nebula Blue, Mirror Grey and Almond.
OnePlus was tight lipped about the "regular" OnePlus 7, revealing vague details like the same processor, RAM boost, UFS3.0 storage and Warp Charge as the OnePlus 7 Pro. The presentation also had a major emphasis on its Dolby Atmos capabilities. There was also a mention of the same 48MP camera present in the OnePlus 7 Pro, but nothing more than that. Not even the battery capacity.
Both devices, however, run OnePlus' proprietary OxygenOS UI based on Android Pie 9 operating system. The newOnePlus devices are also compatible with the Android Q developer preview 1. OnePlus also promised some India-centric features for OxygenOS next month in the open beta build. These include features to improve work-life balance and some messaging app updates. The UI will also receive an update this month to let users check cricket scores.