OnePlus is expected to unveil a new smartphone called the OnePlus 7 in the first half of this year. Not much is known about it just yet, but today, it looks like we’re getting a glimpse at its design.
A new image has surfaced on the web thanks to Slashleaks which claims to show off the OnePlus 7 in real life. It’s a much better look at the device than the previous leak which saw the phone in some sort of protective case. This time around, we’re getting a full-fledged look at the front side of the phone, and there are some curious choices present.
For one, if you look hard enough, you’ll see two protrusions along the lower left side of the device. These appear to be buttons such as the power or volume controls. However, there’s a good chance they’re not considering just how far down the side of the phone they are.
You’ll also find a noticeable forehead at the top of the display, ditching the teardrop notch approach OnePlus took with the 6T. This suggests the phone will come with its rumored slider mechanism on the back, allowing users to slide out the front-facing camera and other sensors when they need them.
I do want to note, however, that I’m extremely skeptical of this feature. To me, it doesn’t seem like a feature OnePlus would include in a phone that’s bound to go mainstream in the United States, specifically since many U.S. customers don’t have an opinion on a slider. What’s more, I enhanced Slaskleaks image a bit so you can see each edge of the device in its entirety. If there’s a slider, this picture doesn’t prove it.
Elsewhere, the OnePlus 7’s screen looks extra curvy this year. And, much like last year, the bezels appear to be nice and slim.
We’re still waiting for more details about the OnePlus 7 to leak out, so be sure to stay tuned for updates in the future.