Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Tuesday announced the launch date of its latest flagship devices. The new 2019 line-up of OnePlus devices would be unveiled globally on 14 May at 8:15 pm at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru.
The entry vouchers for the launch event will be available at oneplus.in starting 10 am on 25 April, 2019. Those who wouldn’t be able to attend the event can watch the event through this livestream link. OnePlus has confirmed that Amazon is its exclusive online sales partner.
OnePlus still hasn’t officially unveiled the final names of the products. However, reports and leaks suggest that OnePlus might launch two flagships this year—the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.
While the OnePlus 7 is expected to be a direct successor to the OnePlus 6 and 6T, the OnePlus 7 Pro might be launched with a premium price tag matching that of Samsung and Apple flagships.
Previously, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in an interview with TheVerge said that the company’s upcoming flagship will have “a whole new display which has to be seen to be believed”.
Reports and rumours are already hinting at the presence of a curved, notch-less, high refresh-rate display. We are talking figures of 90Hz, which will put the OnePlus 7 Pro, a consumer-centric device, straight up in the league of gaming smartphones like the Razer Phone 2 and Asus’ ROG Phone.
To achieve a notch-less form factor, OnePlus will adopt the strategy of using a motorised selfie camera mechanism pioneered by its sibling brands, Oppo and Vivo.
The OnePlus 7 Pro will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor which might be paired with Qualcomm’s latest 5G modem, the Qualcomm X55. TheVerge believes OnePlus might not promote the 5G capabilities as much as its display given how limited 5G network availability is, today and in the future.
Here’s the teaser to the upcoming launch.