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OnePlus’ Next Phone Revealed in an Internal Leak. Circular Camera Bump!

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OnePlus recently launched the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition with 10GB RAM and Warp Charge 30 technology that gives a day’s power in 20 minutes of charge. The company will be launching the OnePlus 7 flagship next year which is already one of the most anticipated phones of 2019.

Today a photo of an upcoming OnePlus device has surfaced online. The image was posted by Indian tipster @IshanAgarwal24 which shows the device in prototype/design stage and it’s not yet final. The photo was taken during an internal meeting of the company where CEO and founder of OnePlus Pete Lau seem to be addressing on the mysterious device. As for the smartphone, it seems to have a big circular camera module that contains the rear cameras reminding us of the Moto smartphones that comes with a similar big round camera module. It is displayed with a red colour options and have a sleek bezels. There is no fingerprint sensor so we can expect it to have an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The device is currently unknown and has a different design compared to the regular OnePlus smartphones. We can’t say it’s the OnePlus 7 since we don’t have much information about the device. However, it is rumoured to come with a triple rear camera setup, cut-out display notch containing the camera and even a slider mechanism that hides the front selfie cameras. It is expected to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Lau himself confirmed that an upcoming flagship in 2019 will be the first smartphones to use this chipset.

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The handset also maybe the one with 5G support that Chinese manufacturer has already confirmed to be in development and that it will not be the OnePlus 7. Pete Lau recently confirmed that the 5G phone will launch before May 2019 and will be atleast $200 to $300 costlier than the OnePlus 6T due to the expensive components that will be used.

He also said earlier that the company is aiming to become one of the first companies to deliver a 5G phone and adds that though the company doesn’t expect the 5G device to become an overnight success. The smartphone will be placed in a completely new line-up and will not be a successor to OnePlus 6T. Last time, the company tried something like that (a separate  with OnePlus X in 2015, but the project failed to gain much traction.

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