As we approach the end of the year, a new wave of smartphones will be announced. OnePlus releases their T series device around this time, which is mostly the same as the non-T model released months before, but with a few small upgrades. This year's device will be known as the OnePlus 7T Pro.
Usually, the improvements are minimal, but this year, Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 855+, an overclocked version of the 855 in the OnePlus 7 Pro. We know the OnePlus 7T Pro will use this SoC, but as for the other changes, they aren't as big. Based on the rumors, it looks like the 7T Pro will once again be an excellent upgrade for T series users, but not for 7 Pro users.
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The OnePlus 7T Pro is basically everything you like about the 7 Pro, but with a few tweaks to improve it. It has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, the first time the T series had an SoC change since the 3T. It has a few new software features such as HEVC support and a new Macro mode. It also will be the first OnePlus device to run Android 10 and should be the first US phone to ship with the new OS version. Finally, there will be a McLaren Edition again with the highest specs that OnePlus will offer with a modest price increase.
OnePlus announced the launch event for the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro. It will not be a keynote, but rather a live stream that takes place on September 26, 2019, at 10 am EDT.
The phone will likely be first available at the T-Mobile Signature Store in New York by the end of the day on Sept. 26. We speculate that the next day (Sept. 27), it will be available at the other Signature Stores (located in Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, and Santa Monica) as well as the global popup events (there will be one in North America). Either at this time or within a few days, online sales will open on both OnePlus and T-Mobile's websites.
- Release date: September 27, 2019
- Preorder date: N/A
- Announced: September 26, 2019 (10 am EDT)
The 7T Pro will come with a base model of 256 GB. We are not sure if there will be a higher amount of storage, although it is very possible that OnePlus finally makes 512 GB available to their phones. And as usual, the 7T Pro will not support expandable storage via microSD card.
- Storage available: 256 GB, 512 GB (possibly)
- Expandable storage: no
Probably the most important piece of info to most OnePlus users, the pricing is usually the last thing to leak (if it leaks at all). At this point, we can only speculate, but based on what seems to be a small upgrade, we expect a minimal price hike. However, according to CEO Pete Lau (via Wccftech), it uses the same 90Hz Fluid AMOLED panel as the OnePlus 7 Pro which is cheaper this time around to use. So there is a chance that the price may in fact decrease for the first time although we won't hold our breath.
- Price: starting at $639-$699 (8 GB/256 GB)
Based on CAD renders, it will be hard to decipher the differences between the 7 Pro and 7T Pro. Leaks indicate a nearly identical design using the same aluminum frame and glass back. So far, only one color leaked, a new Haze Blue.
- Frame: aluminum
- Finish: haze blue, others
While nothing concrete has come out about its dimensions, according to Onleaks, it is identical to the 7 Pro. We are not sure if that means case on the 7 Pro will work on the 7T Pro, but it should have a similar feel in hand.
It is very likely OnePlus once again doesn't pay for an official IP rating. While OnePlus has added some protection against elements, attempting to test this is at your own risk.
As far as carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile are given as the phone will be GSM unlocked. It should receive official Verizon certification (just like the past two phones), allowing it to work on Verizon as well. We do know OnePlus is working with Sprint to work on their network, and this might be the first phone to do so.
- Height: around 6.4 inches
- Width: around 2.99 inches
- Depth: around 0.35 inches
- Weight: around 7.27 ounces
- Dust/water resistance: no official rating
- Supported carriers: T&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint (possibly)
- Infrared blaster: no
The operating temperatures should be the same as phones like the Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS. However, because OnePlus doesn't post this information, we don't know its non-operating temperature, relative humidity, or operating altitude.
- Operating temp: 32°F –95°F
- Nonoperating temp: Unknown
- Relative humidity: Unknown
- Operating altitude: Unknown
One possible change is the version of Android it will come with out of the box. Usually, the T series is still running the previous version of Android with an upgrade coming soon, but this year might be different. Since the OnePlus 7 has already received a beta version of the Android 10 update, there's a good chance the 7 Pro will ship with the new version preinstalled.
If this proves to be true, not only will OnePlus 7T users get access to over 60 new changes including revamped full-screen gesture controls, but they'll also be rocking the first phone to ship with the new OS version. Outside of the upcoming Huawei release in September (which can't use Android), no other phone is a threat to OnePlus getting theirs first.
- Version: Android 10
The 7T Pro will run the latest version of Oxygen OS, 10.0. While it will not debut the software (as the 7 Pro already has the beta version), it will be the first OnePlus phone to run it out of the box. As usual, OnePlus will add a ton of new features and enhancements, but mainly under the hood to improve performance.
According to XDA, Oxygen OS will come with FileDash, a file transfer feature that works between OnePlus devices. It will also come with Fast Share, the new file transferring feature of Android 10 for sharing files outside of OnePlus devices.
- Version: Oxygen OS 10
Rumors have it the OnePlus 7T Pro will use the same outstanding display from the 7 Pro. So we are talking a 6.67-inch 3120 x 1440 Fluid AMOLED display. Once again, it will be curved, support HDR10/10+, and have no notch. The 90 Hz refresh rate is also making a return, one of the highlights of the 7 Pro.
We expect OnePlus to make some changes to the quality of display, such as higher brightness or better image quality, but nothing too dramatic.
- Screen size: 6.67 inches
- Screen resolution: 3120 x 1440 pixels
- Total pixels: 4,492,800 pixels
- Pixel density: 516 ppi
- Screen type: Fluid AMOLED (curved)
- HDR: HDR10/10+
- Notch: no
- Screen-to-body ratio: 93.22 percent
- Aspect ratio: 19.5:9
- Minimum brightness: 2 nits
- Maximum brightness: 800 nits
- Refresh rate: 90 Hz (90 Hz for touch-sensing)
- Color temp: 7,407 K
- Color gamut: 111 percent DCI-P3, 140 percent sRGB / Rec.709
There are conflicting reports when it comes to the RAM amount. One rumor states that RAM will start at 6 GB, while another indicates 8 GB. We believe the latter, as it would be another much needed advantage of the 7T Pro to help sell the device.
What has been pretty conclusive is the use of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. This isn't a huge upgrade from the 7 Pro's Snapdragon 855. The 855+ is an overclocked 855, with the highest Gold core clocked to 2.94 GHz instead of 2.84 GHz. The bigger change is the 15% increase in the GPU frequency, which helps with gaming, especially when games support unlocked frame rates, allowing them to reach 90 fps if the GPU supports it.
- Memory: 8 GB or 12 GB RAM
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- Chip size: 7 nanometer
- CPU frequency: 2.94 GHz (Single Gold Core) + 2.42 GHz (3 Gold Cores) + 1.8 GHz (4 Silver Cores)
- CPU cores: 8 Cores (1 Gold + 3 Gold + 4 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 640 (672 MHz)
- GPU cores: Unknown
The battery is getting a minor upgrade to 4,080 mAh (labeled as 4,100 mAh) over the 4,000 mAh battery of the 7 Pro. It will once again support fast charging via Warp Charge but this time it is being upgraded to the Warp Charge 30T. While we initially thought this was a typo, the additional T keeps has been consistently referenced in leaks which indicates there is, in fact, a difference. Rumors has it that it is 20% faster than the Warp Charger 30's charger so expect it to at least reach 50% in about 15 minutes and a full charge in under 60 min. There will not be wireless charging support.
- Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
- Capacity: 4,080 mAh
- Wired charging: yes, Warp Charge 30T
- Wireless charging: no
The front camera is the same as 7 Pro. It is a 16 MP standard lens which pops up from the frame. It supports HDR and EIS and is used for OnePlus' insecure (but extremely fast) face unlock.
- Resolution: 16 MP
- Aperture: ƒ/2.0
- Pixel size: 1.0 µm
- Zoom: Unknown
- Flash: yes, screen flash
- Image stabilization: yes, EIS
- Sensor: Sony IMX471
- Sensor size: 1/3 in
- Autofocus: fixed focus
- Video resolution: 1080p at 30 fps
- Time-lapse: yes
- Face unlock: yes
- HDR: yes
- Face retouching: yes
- RAW support: Unknown
- Object detection: Unknown
- Formats: Unknown
The significant change is the software of the camera, which is mostly applicable to the rear camera. But first, let's talk about the hardware.
The hardware is the same as the 7 Pro. It uses the same triple camera: one telephoto (with 3x optical zoom), one ultrawide, and wide-angle. OIS is included on both the primary 48 MP lens and the 8 MP telephoto, while EIS is on all three lenses. The primary lens uses Quad Pixel, which means that four adjacent pixels are combined to form one pixel for an image at 1/4 of the resolution that performs better in low light situations.
But the big changes are in the software. Namely, there will be a new macro mode for taking photos of objects up close. There is also a new hybrid image stabilization which leverages both OIS and EIS for maximum stability. This system should work similarly to the Pixel 3 and help with objects in motion, shaky hands, and low light. Finally, Nightscape is improved for brighter light shots without overexposure.
- Resolution: 48 MP (primary); 16 MP (ultra wide angle); 8 MP (telephoto)
- Sensor: Sony IMX586 (primary)
- Sensor size: 1/2 in (primary)
- Aperture: ƒ/1.6 (primary); ƒ/2.2 (ultra wide angle); ƒ/2.4 (telephoto)
- Pixel size: 0.8 µm/48 M; 1.6 µm (4 in 1)/12 M
- Zoom: 3x optical, 10x digital
- Flash: yes, dual-LED
- Image stabilization: yes, OIS on primary and telephoto only, EIS for all
- RAW support: yes
- Lens cover: sapphire crystal
- Lens quality: 7P
- Object detection: Unknown
- Formats: JPEG, PNG
- Autofocus: multi autofocus (PDAF+LAF+CAF)
- HDR: yes
- Portrait: yes
Video performance is the same. The only noticeable difference is the addition of recording in HEVC and the ability to shoot video using all three lenses. The latter was promised since the 7 Pro and we believe should be coming to the 7T Pro. The other big improvement is the addition of 960 fps super slow motion. Right now, only Huawei, Samsung, and Samsung include this level of slow-motion video. As usual, the duration will be limited thanks to the lens and the additional processing it requires.
- Resolution: 720p, 1080p, and 4K (2160p)
- Max frame rate: 4K at 30/60 fps; 1080p at 30/60 fps; 720p at 60 fps
- Slow motion: yes, 1080p at 240 fps and 720p at 960 fps
- Time-lapse: yes
- Photos: Unknown
- Zoom: 10x digital zoom
- Flash access: yes (same as above)
- Video stabilization: yes, EIS + OIS
- Object detection: Unknown
- Autofocus: multi autofocus (PDAF+LAF+CAF)
- Audio: WAV, AAC, AMR
- Formats: MP4, HEVC
Stereo speakers are making a return in the 7T Pro. These speakers should be improved from the 7 Pro for better clarity and higher volume, although this hasn't been confirmed. Also, I know there are some of you crossing your fingers now, but no, the headphone jack isn't coming back. Sorry.
- 3.5 mm headphone jack: no
- Stereo speakers: yes
The OnePlus 7T Pro has the same audio and video codec support as its predecessor, including the addition of EAC3, EAC3-JOC, and AC4.
- Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WAV, FLAC, APE, OGG, MID, M4A, IMY, AC3, EAC3, EAC3-JOC, AC4
- Video: MKV, MOV, MP4, H.265(HEVC), AVI, WMV, TS, 3GP, FLV, WEBM
The OnePlus 7T Pro should have the same sensors as the 7 Pro.
- Accelerometer: yes
- Ambient light: yes
- Barometer: no
- Color temperature: yes
- Compass: yes
- Gravity: no
- Gyroscope: yes
- Hall: no
- Infrared: no
- Laser: no
- Pedometer: no
- Proximity: yes
The OnePlus 7T Pro should once again have dual-frequency GPS. Dual-frequency improves tracking from 16 feet on a single band to 11.8 inches. This means GPS shouldn't lose you in cities, and you'll get precise tracking to the point where your phone knows which lane you are driving in. The 7T Pro will be only the second phone in the US to offer this feature.
- GPS: yes (L1 + L5)
- aGPS: yes
- Glonass: yes
- BeiDou: yes
- Galileo: yes, (E1+E5a Dual Band)
- QZSS: no
Right now, it looks like the 7T Pro will have the same connectivity as the 7 Pro using 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) for wireless internet. However, this could be upgraded, as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ does support Wi-Fi 6, but so far nothing has indicated this change.
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO
- Modem: DL Cat18 / UL Cat13 (1.2Gbps /150Mbps) 4×4 MIMO
- Bluetooth: 5.0, support aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, AAC
- NFC: yes
- Cellular: dual nano-SIM
- Port: USB Type-C 3.1 GEN 1
The OnePlus 7 Pro supports AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon radio frequencies.
- FDD LTE: B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66
- TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- TDS: B34, 39
- UMTS: B1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 19
- CDMA: BC0, BC1
- GSM: B2, 3, 5, 8
OnePlus once again decided to use the optical in-display fingerprint scanner. This scanner is less accurate than ultrasonic versions and can't be used with dirty or wet hands. However, it is faster, able to unlock the 7 Pro in 0.21 seconds.
- Fingerprint scanner: yes, optical in-display
- Face scanner: no
- Iris scanner: no
- Manual authentication: password, PIN, pattern, swipe
In the box should be the 7T Pro, the power adapter, compatible USB-C cable, and documentation. There should be a case and pre-applied screen protector, although we recommend upgrading the case. We also recommended buying a faster cable, one which takes advantage of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 data port since the one in the box is USB 2.0. Anker Powerline is a great option.
- OnePlus 7T Pro
- Warp Charge 30 Power Adapter
- Warp Type-C Cable (Support USB 2.0)
- Quick Start Guide
- Welcome Letter
- Safety Information and Warranty Card
- LOGO Sticker
- Screen Protector (pre-applied)
- SIM Tray Ejector