OnePlus News Daily Dose #19: OnePlus 7 leaked renders, real life hands-on, popup camera and more!
Lau also turned down wireless charging feature in favor of superior wired (‘Warp Charge’) solution for upcoming OnePlus 7. He was supposedly carrying a prototype of it, but refused to show it to the correspondent.
Well, better late than never! Courtesy to eminent leakster Steve H.McFly aka @OnLeaks, we now have our hands on a number of high quality CAD renders as well as a 360 degree view.
— Pricebaba (@Pricebaba) March 3, 2019
The first thing that attracts our attention is the popup selfie camera. While a motorized slider like Mi MIX 3 was rumored earlier, OnePlus allegedly opts for a design with popup – muck like OPPO F11 Pro.
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 12, 2019
The positioning is little bit weird but distinctive, as it is not properly centered.
Without any kind of notch or punch hole display, the screen-to-body ratio is surprisingly massive – greater than 95% of the surface. According to Pricebaba, the size of the display is expected to be 6.5″, although the display resolution is unknown.
OnePlus may once again sticking to FHD+ with OnePlus 7. The expected physical dimensions are 162.6 x 76 x 8.8 mm, with the thickest point (rear camera bump) being 9.7 mm thick.
Like OnePlus 6T, OnePlus will again opt for an in-display fingerprint sensor. Qualcomm has already launched their ultrasonic fingerprint tech with Samsung Galaxy S10, which can also be adapted by OnePlus instead of the optical sensor.
Following the recent trend, there are three camera sensors in the back. A USB Type-C port and a mono loudspeaker grille can be seen at the bottom of the phone. The familiar alert slider is placed on the right with the power button. Sadly the 3.5 mm headphone jack fails to return.
Finally, the 360 degree view is here:
TBH, that’s just the beginning!
— JackyTech (@Jacky_Tech) March 3, 2019
The purported image is fairly inline with the earlier leak by OnLeaks. We should expect some futuristic automation with the popup camera for face-unlocking.
— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) March 4, 2019
Talking about cameras, long-time OnePlus collaborator Giacomo Mantovani released a short film called Lightning which was shot entirely on OnePlus 5T.
Featuring beautiful angles and frames, the film follows the journey of a deaf girl and an underground musician.
Wanna take a look? Here you go:
OnePlus also started a unique competition. Giacomo himself will teach you the fine art of film making using smartphone everyday, which also embeds a daily task.
For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be releasing instructional videos on the fine art of film making, from concept to final product. Not only will you be able to learn from Giacomo himself, but you will also be able to join our competition and stand the chance of winning some pretty awesome prizes.
Each video will contain a movie-based task for you, our budding filmmakers, to complete. Once submitted we’ll select the top candidates. These candidates will go through to the next round and will eventually be in line for the chance to win the grand prize of $10,000.
The first part is already online! Take a look at this thread to dive into it.
Passionate about storytelling and tech? Learn how to combine these skills with our Mobile Filmmaking Masterclass and win awesome prizes.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) March 4, 2019
Readers can watch the introductory video here:
FYI, top 10 finalists will each receive a OnePlus 6T on which to shoot their final films. The final winners will the following:
- First prize – $10,000, two OnePlus devices and a gimbal.
- Second prize – $4,000 and two OnePlus devices.
- Third prize – $2,000 and one OnePlus device.
What are you waiting for? Unleash the photographer within you!
Meanwhile, OnePlus website maintainers have committed a funny but critical mistake. In their ‘Software Upgrade’ section, latest Open Beta build descriptions for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T contain wrong info.
It is stated that they contain February 2019 security patches, while we all know the truth! We have already notified them via Twitter.
That’s it for today. Ciao!
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