Though OnePlus news of late has mostly been about its upcoming smart TV, it could still have two smartphones ready for this year. Just like in the past three years, it could have a OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro in the works, although it’s still unclear how a lot the two will differ from the early 2019 flagships. Renders of the smartphone have now surfaced, and whereas it may appear to confirm rumors of triple camera setup, OnePlus seems to have taken a unique path to get there.
In case you have a look at it from the back, this OnePlus 7T is in contrast to any OnePlus you’ve laid eyes on. For one, it has a circular camera bump very like the Moto Z series or the upcoming Huawei Mate 30. Unusually, nonetheless, the association of the sensors in that round bump is each unconventional and possibly inefficient.
All three cameras are organized horizontally in a row above the LED flash. Which means three sensors are squeezed collectively and cramped for space. The highest area is virtually unused and wasted. Further, the indents separating the three cameras form an unusual “X” that appears misplaced.
The front is much less perplexing and more disappointing. Nothing has changed here, from the small waterdrop notch to the flat display screen. If anything, this hints that the OnePlus 7T may stick near the OnePlus 7’s design and that there will likely be a OnePlus 7T Pro to offer curved edges as an alternative.
The only crucial different distinction known for now is the swap to a Snapdragon 855 Plus. Given OnePlus’ still debatable efficiency within the camera department, the addition of a third sensor won’t be all that compelling.