OnePlus 7 finally goes on-sale in the UK and Europe today – a little under two weeks after the flagship OnePlus 7 Pro hit shelves worldwide. The OnePlus 7, which looks like a more direct follow-up to the OnePlus 6T compared to Pro variant, is the more affordable of the new handsets announced in the OnePlus 7 series.
The latest flagship smartphone range marks the first time OnePlus has launched two handsets simultaneously. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the most expensive device ever built by the company, boasting a luxurious 6.67-inch edge-to-edge display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a pop-up selfie camera, and a triple rear-camera capable of 3x optical zoom and ultra-wide angle photographs. It starts from £649 and maxes-out at £799 for the model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable storage.
Meanwhile, the OnePlus 7 is a much more humble update to the OnePlus 6T launched in the final few months last year. It keeps the same small teardrop-like notch and 6.41-inch panel seen on its predecessor, but adds the latest flagship Qualcomm chipset – the Snapdragon 855, as well as faster UFS 3.0 storage, and a speedier and more accurate in-screen fingerprint sensor.
OnePlus 7 has also been fitted with an improved vibration motor designed to make notifications and calls more noticeable. It is also used to make the small haptic taps that have been scattered across the Android 9.0 Pie mobile operating system more enjoyable.
Unfortunately, like the costlier OnePlus 7 Pro, there's no wireless charging to be found on the OnePlus 7. OnePlus 7 also keeps the old Fast Charging solution seen in the OnePlus 6T, not the new 30W Warp Charge seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro.
However, OnePlus 7 does keep the same primary sensor seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro: the Sony IMX586 – a 48-megapixel, ½ inch super-sized sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 as well as Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS). The second camera in the set-up is a 5-megapixel. The whole thing is powered by the new UltraShot software engine developed by the OnePlus team for the OnePlus 7 series.
OnePlus 7 starts from £499 for a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The cost climbs to £549 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. OnePlus 7 will be available to order on June 4, 2019.