CEO Pete Lau confirms the new specifications.
One of the few leaks the accompanied the OnePlus 7 is the new display that’s rumored to be an OLED panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate. In an interview with The Verge, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that some of the leaked specifications are actually true.
Lau mentioned that the new display for the OnePlus 7 Pro (yes, there’s a Pro version) will have the rumored OLED display, meaning that this will further drive the price up for the new flagship. But there’s a good chance that OnePlus is confident in investing on a higher-priced smartphone to compete with other market leaders.
Don’t worry though, there will be a standard version of the OnePlus 7 that will still cost significantly less than the competition. The offering of a more expensive Pro version is an option for consumers who simply don’t mind spending more.
Also confirmed by Lau is the existence of a 5G variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro, which of course will cost even more. While no details were revealed, it looks like this version will be launched at a later date like what Samsung is doing for the 5G version of the Galaxy S10+.
The OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro is scheduled to be announced on May 14th.