OnePlus News Daily Dose #58: OnePlus 7 Pro Lab, interview with Pete Lau, launch event details and more!
The first level is unlocked, several others to go!
The schedules of the OnePlus 7 launch events were officially announced by CEO Pete Lau in the OnePlus forum as well as social media platforms. Global OnePlus fans will have the chance to “go beyond the speed” on May 14, whereas Chinese users need to wait till May 16.
OnePlus staff member Crystal Z. has initiated the community megathread for the launch events. Regional community experts have elaborated location specific info on topics like registration, transportation and accomodation.
The London event will be held at PRINTWORKS LONDON. All the participants will get a bag full of goodies, such as:
- OnePlus Pin-set
- OnePlus Never Settle T-shirt
- Exclusive made OnePlus Bookmark
- Other exclusive gifts
Wait, there’s more! Two FNATIC team members will be present there to play games with you guys! A special gift is waiting for the participants in this epic battle.
In New York, you should head to Pier 94 to attend the event. In case of Bengaluru, the launch party will take place at Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). Indian users should book their tickets by clicking here (will be live on April 25).
For the first time ever, OnePlus India team will be arranging exclusive transportation facilities for the attendees.
We will be arranging shuttle services within Bengaluru for all our launch attendees. So you can choose between one of the following pick up and drop off points in the city.
And for our female attendees, we will be taking your safety seriously. We are arranging private cab services to drop you back home, safely, after the launch event. You can enter in your drop location on our form. (You will receive a link to this form by the 28th of April, after you get your launch invite)
The designated pickup and drop off points in Bengaluru are as follows:
- Banashankri 3rd Stage – Opp. PESIT University
- Basavanagudi – BullTempleRoad
- BTM Layout – OppShopper Stop
- Cox Town & Maruthi Seva Nagar – Opp ITC Factory
- FrazerTown & Cox Town – NearSt.GermanSchool
- HSR Layout – BDA Complex
- JC Nagar & JayamahalExtn – OppFunWorld
- Kamanahalli – Opp. St.CharlesHighSchool
- KR Puram – Opp. ITI TownShip Gate
- Mahalakshi & Nandini Layout – Opp ISKON Temple
- Rajarajeshwari Nagar – Opp. The Club
- Nagasandra metro station
For further details, take a look at the megathread and participate in the discussions.
The OnePlus team has also kickstarted “The Lab” for the OnePlus 7 Pro Edition!
In case you’re not familiar with the concept of “OnePlus Lab”, let me give you a crash course. The Chinese smartphone maker will pick up a handful of community members to go hands on with the latest product (in this case, OnePlus 7 Pro) and share with the community their in-depth review.
Per community tradition, we will invite several users to be among the first to get their hands on our latest flagships. And if you are a tech enthusiast who has a thorough knowledge and passion for smartphones, join us! We are looking for an unfiltered and unbiased review from you.
Interested users need to apply for the event by visiting this link. The application window will be open till 20:00 ET, May 3. You need to show you mobile photography skills as well as demonstrate your daily driver.
To know more, check out the official announcement thread. The name of the winners will be announced on May 9, 20:00 ET. The winners will be the first to receive a brand-new OnePlus 7 Pro for extensive reviewing.
Have you noticed that OnePlus is using the “OnePlus 7 series” phrase everywhere for denoting the upcoming phones? As a matter of fact, the Amazon India page for OnePlus 7 lineup becomes live now – guess what’s written there?
Like every past year, OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro should be available via Amazon as well as OnePlus online store in India. The brand has already setup a concrete base in India’s premium smartphone segment. In an exclusive interview with The Indian Express, Pete Lau talked about their vision for India.
We haven’t set a specific goal. But the task is to look at the premium segment and how we can broaden the kind of impact that has been created. We want to enable in the minds of the community that when they think of the best premium offering, they think of OnePlus.
OnePlus generated quite an amount of hype by demonstrating the prototype 5G phone at MWC 2019. According the Pete, 5G will be a pioneer parameter for the technological enhancements in future.
5G is very much a long-term approach and trajectory. If we look at it over the next 10 years and the impact, it has to be separated into three phases. The first phase being that three years when you will see a speed increase and increase in cloud functionality and capability.
Phase two, say 2021 to 2025, is very much about significance of cloud capability plus AI and 5G in combination and what they can create as a result.
And the third phase, 2025 to 2030, is the kind of full unleashing of the Internet of Things. So each person will have their account. And then devices can all connect into that account through the cloud.
The evolution of camera design was also featured in the interview. From regular thick bezel to popup camera – Pete demonstrated gradual design changes.
A final solution will be a camera underneath the screen that’s able to exist on the screen without disrupting the screen experience and still serve all the functionality of the front-facing camera. Before that technology has been fully matured we will see a lot of different expressions and different approaches in the marketplace.
Do you think the ‘T’ variant of OnePlus 7 will feature an under-display camera? Comment below.
Regarding the release of OnePlus 7/7 Pro, Pete (once again) emphasized on the smoothness.
I’m excited and I anticipate that when you get the product in hand you will feel this and you will be surprised. It will be very hard to go back to other products afterward.
To read the whole interview, please visit this link.
Talking about the Pro model, leakster Max J. aka @Samsung_News_ has confirmed that the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 5G (which should be based on Pro) will only be available in three non-gradient colors – “Nebula Blue”, “Mirror Grey” and “Almond”.
I’m done here for today. Don’t forget to book your tickets tomorrow for the launch event!
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