Speculating the OnePlus 7 – What’s Missing From The 6T

...and what we're looking forward to with the OnePlus 7

OnePlus has just wrapped up its OnePlus 6T launch yesterday. The company announced a bunch of new additions and a host of features to the OnePlus 6T. However, that doesn’t mean that the OnePlus 6T is now a complete smartphone. There’s certainly a ton of things that they could have done and there is still a ton we’re expecting from next year’s OnePlus 7.

For starters, let’s summarize the OnePlus 6T. The OnePlus 6T comes with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, a higher base storage, new Nightscape and Studio lighting modes, a much compact notch, a larger 3700mAh battery and an under-display fingerprint sensor starting at $549. The OnePlus 6T is said to come in two colors, Midnight Black and Mirror Black along with three variations of internals to choose from.

01 | Behold The Power Of 5G

Based on how OnePlus has been acting lately, we’re pretty confident when we say that the OnePlus 7 would feature 5G connectivity that would enable speeds of up to 1.4Gbps as touted previously teased by Pete Lau.

Given that OnePlus has been playing around with 5G for the past year and that next year’s Snapdragon 855 would bring a ton of 5G capabilities to the table, we’d bet that OnePlus is pretty confident in their 5G momentum moving forward. Not to mention how Xiaomi, one of OnePlus’s main rivals are already trying to push for the 5G mark with the launch of the Mi MiX 3 in Europe.

02 | An Even Larger Battery

The OnePlus 6 launched earlier this year featured a 3300mAh battery. With the OnePlus 6T OnePlus decided to revamp the battery capacity by 12% to 3700mAh.

With phones crunching the 4000mAh mark like cookies, OnePlus may very well find itself moving forward towards the 4000mAh mark. If we were to speculate by how much, we’d say that OnePlus 7 would feature a 3900-4000mAh battery.

03 | Revamping The 3-Year-Old Dash Charger

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When OnePlus first introduced the Dash Charger with the OnePlus 3 back in 2016, it was a game-changer for the industry as well as a reason for OnePlus to stay away from wireless charging.

With Oppo showcasing its parent prowess with SuperVooc, Huawei with its SuperCharge technology and now Qualcomm with Quick Charge 5.0, it’s about time OnePlus finally pull their stuff together and showcase some meaningful improvements next year.

04 | An Even Higher Price

We’re pretty confident when we say that OnePlus would increase the price of the OnePlus 7. The company has been consistently increasing their prices since they made their initial breakthrough with the OnePlus One back in 2014.

Now that the company has made it into the US and to add an insult to injury being a whole lot more confident around the $1000 Pixels, Samsungs and iPhones, OnePlus is most definitely going to launch the OnePlus 7 with yet another higher price tag.

Given how OnePlus has been incrementally increasing the prices of their devices, the OnePlus 7 would most probably start at around the $579 mark and may even hit the $699 mark if it comes with 512GB internal storage.

05 | Even More RAM and Storage

Xiaomi has definitely won the RAM war. OnePlus was among the first brands to feature 8GB RAM with the OnePlus 3 back in 2016. The Xiaomi Mi MiX 3 is the first phone to feature 10GB RAM. In fact, if that wasn’t enough, rumors have been suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S10 X would feature 12GB RAM. And if we know anything about OnePlus, aside from the incredible OxygenOS, they’re all in for calling themselves the spec monsters.

Furthermore, there have been a ton of bumps when it comes to internal storage too. The Asus ROG Phone, the Galaxy Note 9 and the iPhone XS and XS Max are all examples of high-end phones featuring 512GB internal storage.

Since OnePlus is most likely to follow suit, we’re expecting the OnePlus 7 to feature 8GB RAM and at least 128GB of internal storage for the base variant of the device. Users who do want to take their dreams even further would also likely find a 10GB/512GB variant of the device too.

06 | Improved Wireless Audio

Since OnePlus leveraged the hate of removing the headphone jack with the OnePlus 6T, this means that OnePlus would be a whole lot more confident in keeping it that way with the OnePlus 7.

OnePlus’s Bullets lineup has become a prominent feature for OnePlus and now that they’ve removed the headphone jack, OnePlus would most likely dedicate its time towards improving the audio quality of their bullets earphones.

07 | Wireless Charging… hopefully

OnePlus hasn’t been a huge fan of wireless charging. Despite its competition adopting the technology at the rapid rate in 2018, the company is yet to make wireless charging a major feature in its smartphone lineup.

Sure, Dash Charging or any modern charging solution is way faster than wireless charging, but since wireless charging’s infancy stages, the wireless charging is getting a whole lot faster.

Since the OnePlus 7 would most likely feature a glass-body, this means that OnePlus could actually make the age-old request come to life with the OnePlus 7.

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