The OnePlus 7 isn’t officially coming to the North American market and that is a disappointment because this is a fantastic follow-up to the OnePlus 6T, even if it feels very much like a retread.
The OnePlus 7 delivers the upgrades that matter in a familiar design.
The OnePlus 7 is an interesting device. OnePlus is essentially reusing the same design as last year’s OnePlus 6T and upgrading the internal hardware for 2019. It’s a clever move by the company: the likes of POCO F1 and ASUS ZenFone 5z have challenged OnePlus’ dominance in the value flagship space last year, and with the company aiming higher with the OnePlus 7 Pro, it needed a device that can take on Xiaomi, ASUS, and Honor.
Google unveiled the Pixel 3a series last week during it’s opening I/O 2019 keynote, a phone that had been fully detailed in rumors in leaks for months. Exactly a week later, OnePlus hosted its own press conference to launch the phones all knew were coming from the company, the OnePlus 7 series. They’re all great phones but if you’re buying a brand new Android phone on a budget, there’s really only one you should buy and there’s no contest between them.
A refreshed OnePlus 6T with some OnePlus 7 Pro specs and styling — for an affordable price.
The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s latest high-end phone — and what a phone it is — but it isn’t the only phone it released today. Even though we didn’t hear a peep about it at the launch event, outside of North America there’s also a standard OnePlus 7 to slot underneath the 7 Pro and offer a different value proposition at a lower price. The OnePlus 7 showed up on the company’s UK website, and is seemingly slated to arrive in the UK, Europe, China and India.