OnePlus 7 renders have just emerged on the internet following the alleged leak of the OnePlus 7 earlier this month. Ben Geskin, a well-known tipster and renderer has just re-created the OnePlus 7 based on the recent OnePlus 7 leak suggesting what the OnePlus 7 may look like at launch.
According to the leak and the re-created render, it seems like OnePlus could be opting-in for a sliding mechanism this time around to get rid of the notch. Following the introduction of the OnePlus 6T‘s waterdrop notch, a huge improvement over the large notch found on the OnePlus 6, OnePlus seems to have been inspired by Xiaomi’s newly-introduced design and could be featuring a mechanical sliding mechanism on their upcoming OnePlus 7.
Based on the renders and the leak, we have to agree that the OnePlus 7 in the render looks absolutely gorgeous. There’s no other way to put it. Featuring symmetrical curves above and below the device, it seems like OnePlus could have one of the best-looking devices this year if this leak has any weight to it.
As discussed with the Xiaomi Mi MiX 3 launch, a mechanical slider is always going to be better than a motorized one when it comes to longevity and reliability. Since moving parts are quite a concern for many, especially for a personal device like a cell phone, the mechanical slider could be a great introduction for those who want to be sure that they’re device lasts for more than a while.
What’s a concern us right now is the pricing for the OnePlus 7. Since OnePlus typically releases a device a year with the exception of a few RAM/storage variations, OnePlus could potentially be able to either ruin or keep their reputation as it is for now given the number of ambitions they’re going for by playing around with the pricing. Ever since the OnePlus One, OnePlus has consistently been increasing the prices of their devices and it seems like, given the number of new additions, OnePlus could potentially increase the price of the OnePlus 7 yet again this year.
Given how fierce the competition has become, all OnePlus is relying on this far has been on its software experience as well as their now so-called “decent-pricing” now that Samsung and Apple have hit the $999 price tag. Let’s hope that Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Lite, Poco F2 and Xiaomi Mi 9 change that.
If you’re keen about the OnePlus’s next device, the OnePlus 7, read our top 7 predictions that you could expect to see from the OnePlus 7 this year.