OnePlus News Daily Dose #54: OnePlus 3/3T Pie beta, OnePlus 7/7 Pro leaks and more!

Being the CEO of a popular smartphone company is undoubtedly a tough job. Besides typical CEO stuffs, you need to maintain a constant connection with your users and fanboys/fangirls, otherwise they are going to crush you! ?

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TBH, asking the CEO to provide quick software updates in your phone is pretty much overkill. Don’t be surprised, as people do that every now and then. As the practice is becoming a norm, CEOs have to go through a new phase of evolution.

One of the co-founder of OnePlus, Pete Lau, is now serving the responsibility of the CEO of this Shenzhen based company. Dealing with the fans for a long time, Pete decided to bite the bullet and agreed to share some clues about the upcoming phone.

As a matter of fact, the community got a lot more interesting goodies before Pete’s next tweet. Leakster Ishan Agarwal and OnLeaks unleashed their wrath by publishing various details and high quality renders of both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.

Some details about the OnePlus 7 Pro:

-Quad HD+ Super AMOLED “90hz” Display

-USB 3.1

-WARP Charge at 30W, 4000mAH Battery

-Dual Speakers

-Triple Camera Setup (Wide Angle and Telephoto)

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Nevertheless, ‘official’ hints always carry more weightage.

Well, Pete shared nothing but this:

The device shown in the teaser apparently has a curved design, hinting at the no-notch design for the alleged OnePlus 7 Pro variant. The extra bias towards smoothness compared to speed is noticeable too.

A similar announcement on Shina Weibo featured the following note from Pete:

Sorry, let everyone wait. I can finally talk to you about new products today. I am very confident to tell you that adding new products will lead the industry into a new era of “fluent” experience. This is also the “most smooth one plus phone” I have used, and we will redefine the light & smooth.

Think about the most intuitive and most intense experience for mobile phones. Each of us slides more than 2,000 times a day on our mobile phone, and the sliding effect directly affects our visual experience. This is why we have been working tirelessly for the ultimate fluency. To achieve the ultimate fluency, the hardware selection, system optimization, software architecture have put forward higher requirements, is also a manifestation of a brand’s comprehensive capabilities.

At this moment, I presume that he wanted to describe the popup selfie camera and associated ‘smoothness’ as well.

Ps. The look of the new product is just a word “beauty”. I can describe it with “every time I see it.” It seems like I said a little more today

The definition of ‘beauty’ is variable, but the seriousness of OnePlus in product design has even been recognized by the iF International Forum Design committee.

Let’s hope OnePlus is planning to unveil the OnePlus 7 lineup with a number of innovative and beautiful features.

One such feature has been leaked anyway, courtesy to Ishan (once again!). We should experience a much better vibration motor.

Steve H.McFly aka OnLeaks, on the other hand, took some time to clear out the confusions regarding the screen size of OnePlus 7/7 Pro. According to him, phone maker often exaggerate the size of the display panel with a simple trick.

He further added 4 new renders of the regular variant of OnePlus 7 in the previous collection. Apart from the wallpaper, they were pretty much same as the earlier ones.

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OnePlus 7 render by OnLeaks

Case makers usually get these CAD designs much earlier than actual product release, as they need to prepare the design of the cases/covers based on the model.

Now UK based case maker Olixar has updated their portfolio, which features multiple cases (bumper, leather, carbon fibre etc.) of OnePlus 7 (Pro).

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Although the description says nothing about ‘Pro’, the design (popup front camera, SIM slot at bottom) clearly indicates that.

Amidst the rain of leaks, OnePlus has finally announced the first community beta of OxygenOS 9.0 (based on Android 9.0 Pie) for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

The changelog is quite similar to the H2OS public beta, besides the inclusion of some Google services.

System

– Updated system to Android™ 9 Pie™
– Brand new UI for Android Pie
– Updated Android security patch to 2019.4

Do Not Disturb mode

– New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings

New Gaming mode 3.0

– Added text notification mode
– Added notification for 3rd party calls

Phone

– Deep integration with Google Duo

Camera

– Integrated Google Lens mode

The download links are as follows:

Unlike HydrogenOS, OnePlus has not released any official downgrade package to revert back to Oreo.

That’s it for today…. see you guys tomorrow!

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Kingshuk De

I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.