New from the announcement of the OnePlus 7T last month, OnePlus announces a mid-cycle upgrade for its slightly higher smartphone, the OnePlus 7 Pro, and launches the OnePlus 7T Pro. For both this "T" edition in the middle of the cycle and the original edition that happened six months ago, the story is the same: the 7 and 7T have a camera hook and flat screen, while the 7 Pro and 7T Pro have a motorized pop-up camera and a screen that curves along the edges.
OnePlus has been playing strange games with its availability on the device for the past two generations. In the company's January launch, the OnePlus 7 camera party came to Europe and the OnePlus 7 Pro pop-up camera came to the United States, and for this release, OnePlus does not take the OnePlus 7T Pro to the United States.
So what's really new? Like the transition from OnePlus 7 to OnePlus 7T: not much. The primary motivator for this release seems to be an upgrade from Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 to the slightly faster Snapdragon 855+. 855+ is the same chip as before, only clocked a little higher. The CPU moves from 2.84 GHz to 2.96 GHz, and the GPU gets a more substantial bolt from 585 MHz to about 673 MHz. Overall expect a 4% faster CPU and a 15% faster GPU.
In addition, the baseline specification has been updated. OnePlus 7 Pro started with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage with options for more, but the 7T Pro has a main specification: 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Just like the 7T you get a battery that charges 23% faster and at the same time is a 2% more battery than the 7 Pro: 4085mAh versus 4000mAh. The other option is a OnePlus 7T Pro "McLaren Edition", which comes with 12 GB RAM and a black and orange color scheme.
The cameras are mostly the same as the 7 Pro: There is an 8MP main camera, an 8MP 3x telephoto and 16MP wide angle at the rear. One change is the addition of OnePlus 7T's macro mode, which lets you focus on objects as small as 2.5 cm away. Otherwise, the phone looks identical to the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The OnePlus 7T Pro launch was in London, so we currently only have UK dates and prices. The base model comes October 17 for £ 699, and the McLaren Edition with 12 GB RAM ships November 5 for £ 799.
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