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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. After one generation, OnePlus seems to be moving away from the teardrop notch found on the OnePlus 6T. If images leaked to Weibo and Slashleaks 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 sliding mechanism to hide the front-facing camera and eliminate the notch.

    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 Vivo Nex 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.

    Stubbornly, OnePlus is still supposedly holding out on wireless charging. Per Slashgear, 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.

    The OnePlus 7 hasn't been announced yet, but the OnePlus 6 was revealed last May. If that pattern holds up, we should be seeing the 7 within the next couple of months, followed by the 7T later this year.

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  2. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 679   +495

    Erm where's the earpiece on this model? I thought the "teardrop" was not only the camera but the headset speaker???
  3. 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. 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 Addict Posts: 153   +116

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

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,999   +3,483

    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: 460   +268

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

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 460   +268

    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: 40   +21

    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 Addict Posts: 149   +59

    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: 679   +495

    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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