The OnePlus 7 Pro is a big gamble. It is the Chinese startup's first attempt at breaking into the true flagship segment, currently dominated by the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Huawei. Having started off with offering flagship specifications at mid-range prices, OnePlus is now part of the team that gives you premium, futuristic features but at a heftier price tag.
Meet the OnePlus 7 Pro. The gorgeous-looking, feature-loaded smartphone that starts at about half a lakh rupees in India. The base variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro, with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, is priced at Rs 48,999, the 8GB RAM/256GB storage model comes in at Rs 52,999, and the top-end 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant is priced at a cool Rs 57,999.
Unboxing the OnePlus 7 Pro is much like previous OnePlus phones. It has a large 7 on the front with a OnePlus logo and "Go Beyond Speed" tagline around it. Opening up the box, you see a tab. This contains the phone's clear TPU case, user manuals, and the SIM ejector tool. Removing the tab reveals the OnePlus 7 Pro itself.
Beneath the phone are the Warp Charge 30 adaptor and the USB Type-C charging cable. Now, let's get to the phone itself.
The OnePlus 7 Pro has a display with a 90Hz refresh rate, something you will notice as soon as you switch it on. It has a gorgeous 6.7-inch display with curved edges on both sides, making it look like the Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10. With a hefty price tag, OnePlus is making sure no corners are cut short.
Even the back of the smartphone is beautiful, especially the Nebula Blue colour variant. Thanks to the presence of a pop-up camera module, there is a seamless display design. However, there is doubt over the durability of the pop-up module, considering the concept hasn't been around for long.
The OnePlus 7 Pro packs in some serious specifications. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, upto 12GB of RAM, upto 256GB of storage, a triple camera setup at the back, a 16MP pop-up selfie camera, Warp Charge 30, and a 4000mAh battery.
All of this at that price point seems to be fair play, but it remains to be seen whether OnePlus community will appreciate this much of a price hike. The OnePlus 7 has also been unveiled at today's launch event and will go on sale sometime in June this year, at a starting price of Rs 32,999.
Stay tuned to KillerFeatures for a full user experience review and comparisons of the OnePlus 7 Pro.