The sequel to the OnePlus 6T, which debuted in the Philippines late last year, might just have been leaked online. The picture below comes courtesy of SlashLeaks, and the accompanying post suggests we could be looking at a phone presumed to be the OnePlus 7 side by side with a unit that resembles the 6T.
The photo also implies the OnePlus 7 will have a wide earpiece (that doubles as one half of a stereo pair?), as well as a red alert slider above the power button on the right side. As for the pair of cutouts above the screen, they appear to be for a front-facing selfie camera and a sensor module on the sliding section of the handset. Given the curious absence of a selfie camera on the top bezel, the cutouts make sense where they’re located.
Both devices are encased in a thick plastic shell to partially disguise their designs, a common practice in the industry. But there’s enough here to speculate that the next OnePlus signature phone might get a slide-down display similar to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
Yet we wonder: Will it be as reasonably priced as Xiaomi’s first slider? The Mi Mix 3 with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage retails for P29,990 or approximately $575 in the Philippines. By comparison, the notched OnePlus 6T featuring as much memory arrived with a sticker price of P31,990 or $613 here. Considering the drastic redesign — and the all-too-likely upgrade to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor — we expect the OnePlus successor to cost more than its predecessors.
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