OnePlus 7T Pro has finally shown off in Blighty
Updated: Nov 20, 2019
It is that time of the year again, when barely in 5 months, OnePlus has begun to unveil another
lineup of its smartphones. OnePlus 7 & 7 Pro were launched in May, 2019, while OnePlus 7T has been recently unveiled in the September event.
With the moniker OnePlus 7T, people were questioning why is there no Pro-version? Now, as
the brand has shown off with OnePlus 7T Pro and I bet, you would still question yourself why
did they launch a Pro model in the first place?
In the company's bi-annual upgrade cycle on October 10 that took place in Blighty, OnePlus has officially released a pro version OnePlus 7T Pro handset as well as the details about the availability of OnePlus 7T in UK market. As the launch happened, the smartphone got hype through backlash from techies. Well, I would not uncover the reasons here. To me; it is spectacular, albeit nothing revolutionary has been added to the product line.
There has been a miniscule upgrade to the new OnePlus 7T Pro variant. It has borrowed numerous features from the OnePlus 7 Pro; the design, cameras, and display have all been improved, making it tantamount to its premium predecessor. A minor change in color, better processor and fast charging - is what we can brag about, so far. However, that does not make it any less of a smartphone to buy especially if you are planning to switch to one of the premium phones.
OnePlus 7T Pro Review Summary
Let’s find out what has apparently changed?
Undoubtedly, OnePlus 7T Pro is a snazzy phone, yet the upgrade seems to be needless as this does not offer any additional feature over OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus has also collaborated with a racing brand McLaren and launched McLaren edition of its variants with a few prominent changes. The phone features a 6.67-inch touchscreen display, 90 Hz screen refresh rate with 1440x3120 pixels resolution and 516 pixels density per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
OnePlus 7T Pro experienced a minor bump from Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 to 855 Plus
processor with improved 8GB RAM and 256GB built-in storage.
As promised by the company, this handset packs up with Android 10 OS and is fueled by a
4085mAh non-removable battery. The OnePlus 7T Pro supports exclusive quick charging.
To the extent the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 7T Pro features Triple - Rear Cameras;
a 48-megapixel primary camera, a second 16-megapixel and a third 8-megapixel camera. The
rear camera has an amazing auto-focus feature. It has a 16-megapixel front camera for
selfies. One pointless change that the company went off with is the color of the body. Unlike the same light blue of OnePlus 7 Pro, the company has embraced a new haze blue shade for this handset.
Design and display wise, OnePlus 7T pro is same as its predecessor OnerPlus 7 Pro, except
the formal matte finished look with haze blue color. McLaren edition bears black color with
orange highlights. The camera module is placed on the rear of the smartphone. With 6.67
inches fluid AMOLED large display, the experience is heavenly. It is a notch-less camera with a front-facing pop-up selfie camera.
For Indian market, the price of regular OnePlus 7T Pro is set out to be Rs. 53,999 and McLaren edition up to Rs. 58,999. For the UK and European markets, One Plus 7T Pro will cost up to $699 with well-crafted but expensive McLaren Edition in $799.
With a brief roundup of 7T Pro knick-knacks, the device packs up with barely scaled-down
features and a content transfer app. It does not have to offer anything fantastic that 7 Pro
couldn’t do. Its price is hefty, no IP certification, lack of water resistance, mm jack missing
and still no wireless charging. Broadly speaking, OnePlus has launched a new product with
better processor and charging and latest Android 1 OS - nothing more than that. And of
course, this so-called top-specced phone is a pricey one.
With such an extensive performance similarity, it nearly makes one wonder concerning whether the 7T Pro actually needs to exist?
If I try to judge OnePlus 7T Pro merely on its own merits, this smartphone is incredible. But, a
comparison with OnePlus 7 Pro makes me nasty about it.
Err...I’d like to make a point here that there could have been upgraded smartphone with 5G,
wireless charging and other top-end specifications if the company had showed patience with the launch of OnePlus 7T Pro.