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Leaked OnePlus 7 images show notch-less design and pop-up camera

By DPennington ยท 10 replies
Mar 4, 2019
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  1. [parsehtml] <p><img src="https://static.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2019/03/2019-03-04-image-20.jpg"></p> <p>After one generation, OnePlus seems to be moving away from the teardrop notch found on the OnePlus 6T. If images leaked to Weibo and <a href="http://www.slashleaks.com/l/oneplus-7-hands-on-real-photo-appears-showing-pop-out-camera">Slashleaks</a> prove to be accurate, the OnePlus 7 will feature a slim bezel with a pop up camera and no notch at all. Previous leaks of the OnePlus 7 showed a curved display with a <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/78242-no-notch-nor-hole-oneplus-7-leak-shows.html">sliding mechanism</a> to hide the front-facing camera and eliminate the notch.</p> <p><img src="https://static.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2019/03/2019-03-04-image-17.jpg"></p> <p>While there aren't many phones to use to gather data from, the long-term durability of a motorized, pop-up camera is concerning. The idea of a mechanical pop-up camera hasn't gained much traction throughout the smartphone industry, even though it's an idea that has been in the mainstream for some time now. To me, it seems like adding a camera like this unnecessarily introduces a failure point in the phone's hardware. While the <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/75070-vivo-unveils-amazing-bezel-free-nex-handset.html">Vivo Nex</a> pulled off this design last year, that phone was limited to a China-only release. If OnePlus implements this technology, they would be the largest phone manufacturer to do so.</p> <p>Stubbornly, OnePlus is still supposedly holding out on wireless charging. Per <a href="https://www.slashgear.com/oneplus-7-reveal-pictures-details-specifications-release-04568249/">Slashgear</a>, the new OnePlus 7 will not feature wireless charging, a technology that CEO Pete Lau called "far inferior" to OnePlus' wired charging speeds. Other leaked specs include a 6.5-inch OLED screen, an in-screen fingerprint reader, and three rear cameras with 3D capability.</p> <p>The OnePlus 7 hasn't been announced yet, but the OnePlus 6 was <a href="https://www.techspot.com/news/74659-oneplus-6-unveil-live.html">revealed last May</a>. If that pattern holds up, we should be seeing the 7 within the next couple of months, followed by the 7T later this year.</p> <p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/79032-leaked-oneplus-7-images-show-notch-less-design.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/79032-leaked-oneplus-7-images-show-notch-less-design.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/79032-leaked-oneplus-7-images-show-notch-less-design.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 616   +447

    Erm where's the earpiece on this model? I thought the "teardrop" was not only the camera but the headset speaker???
  3. iamcts

    iamcts TS Addict Posts: 216   +148

    It's probably behind the glass.

    That's a thing now, or is starting to become a thing. Some module is able to vibrate the glass and turn it into a speaker.
  4. iamcts

    iamcts TS Addict Posts: 216   +148

    I REALLY hope the pop up camera doesn't become a thing.

    Just do what other manufacturers are doing... ditch the front camera and add a second smaller screen on the back. That way your selfie gets better image quality using the rear camera.
    ghostf1re likes this.
  5. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk TS Booster Posts: 102   +67

    That pop-up camera is seriously ugly. One more thing to go wrong.
  6. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,636   +2,955

    Nope. Companies like Samsung moved the speaker to the side of the phone some time ago. On the S9 it's on the bottom to the right of the USB C port.
    Dosahka likes this.
  7. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 397   +221

    I prefer the dot. Small LCD screen on the back surely increases price.
  8. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 397   +221

    Honestly...I don't mind a little bezel on the top and bottom for front facing stereo speakers. Id rather have that then bezeless.
    Burty117 likes this.
  9. Carlos GarPov

    Carlos GarPov TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +18

    Back in the days Apple used to get worried about this. NOW, they ARE CARELESS about innovation. Apple is behind EVERYONE in the industry.
  10. Dosahka

    Dosahka TS Enthusiast Posts: 98   +39

    haha laughed so hard for 10 min.
    but the truth is that the s9 has a top speaker and the s10 but well hidden on the s10.
  11. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 616   +447

    Sounds like that's the reason you hear other people's entire conversations nowadays when shopping. If this is true, then the speaker is no longer directional, it's more like speakerphone. I don't want my entire screen to put out sound when on a phonecall...

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