OnePlus pushes refresh rate as new smartphone innovation with the OnePlus 7 Pro

Kareem Anderson

While OnePlus has yet to officially release a OnePlus 7 in the states, however, the company has already lept past that announcement to formally introduce its OnePlus 7 Pro to all regions including the US.

Perhaps, the ‘Pro’ moniker is meant to correlate with the smartphones new notch-less screen design, accelerometer enabled retractable camera lens, curved glass implementation, its new 90Hz refresh rate screen technology or its bumped up purchase price at $699.99.

According to the OnePlus Pro Livestream the company’s latest offering a new flagship experience at a higher premium which, for $699.99, will include a new 90Hz refresh rate screen technology for a 6.67 inch AMOLED display made of curved Gorilla Glass 5 material.

Aside from the amazing screen and snap touch response due to the improved refresh rate, the other stand out feature of the OnePlus 7 Pro is its triple camera sensor architecture that houses an 8 MP telephoto sensor, 16 MP ultra-wide sensor, and 48 MP primary lens. The impressive camera specs are complemented by an equally impressive front-facing camera dynamic that involves a retractable f/2.0 aperture camera capable of HDR resolution shots. The retractable camera is also accelerometer powered enabling the camera to automatically retract in cases of accidental drops.

Executives during the Livestream highlighted other OP7 features but many of them are relatively run of the mill for smartphones these days including:

  • Dolby Optimized speaker system
  • AI-assisted low light capture
  • In-screen fingerprint reader
  • Snapdragon 855
  • X24 LTE modem
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB of RAM
  • 128GB/256GB of storage
  • 4,000mAh battery capacity
  • 5V/6A Warp Charge/Quick Charge technology
  •  Bluetooth 5.0

OnePlus has been known for its relatively light OS launcher, Oxygen OS, however, adding the Microsoft Launcher in conjunction with a 117-degree FoV camera and 10x hybrid digital zoom might make this a great phone option for any remaining Lumia converts.

The OP7 will be available on May 17, 2019, and starting at $699 for any interested in a new flagship experience that won’t break the bank these days.

We’ll update accordingly is we receive a review unit to test.