OnePlus 7 Pro debuts with flagship specs at $669

The OnePlus 7 Pro goes for sale in the US on May 17, starting at $669. Photo: OnePlus. 

OnePlus revealed its new flagship phone in three live events held simultaneously in New York, London, and Bangalore on Tuesday. The Chinese smartphone maker has built its reputation on providing cutting-edge specs at competitive prices - its latest offering doesn’t stray from this recipe. 

The OnePlus 7 Pro boasts top-of-the-line specs, starting with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED edge-to-edge display with a 90 Hz refresh rate and QHD+ resolution, and a 48 megapixel triple camera system with an ultra-wide angle lens and 3x optical zoom. The OnePlus 7 Pro can record 4K resolution videos at up to 60 frames per second, and super slow motion videos (240fps) at 1080p resolution.

The phone has a pop-up front-facing camera for selfies. It’s powered by a 4000 mAh battery that can be charged fully in 20 minutes, and features a liquid cooling system. 

On the software front, it runs on OxygenOS, a forked version of Android 9 aka Android P. Some of the specs are customizable – you can choose between 6-8-12 GB of RAM, and 128-256 GB of storage, for higher price points ranging from $749 and $859. There’s a 5G version of the phone in the works as well, expected to launch by the end of the year. 

The OnePlus 7 will not be available in the US. The OnePlus 7 Pro is listed on the smartphone manufacturer’s website. T-Mobile will be exclusive carrier in the US retailing the OnePlus 7 Pro when it is released on May 17.