Tuesday, January 18, 2022

OnePlus 7T Series: A confusing lineup for the same specs?

Last year, on October 29th, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 6T. Then this year in May, came the OnePlus 7. It hasn’t been 6 months yet, but the OnePlus 7T series is here. But we’re now used to the company’s refresh cycles. I think it works for them. Otherwise why continue with the trend?

The OnePlus 7T Series is made up of three devices:

  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7T PRO
  • OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition

Essentially, one year later since the 6T, OnePlus is selling about 8 Phones in total:

  • OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 6T McLaren
  • OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro McLaren
  • OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren

It is crazy in very many aspects. All of them are powerful devices. All of them will keep receiving updates for a while. And funny enough, most of them have the same specs – just slightly different designs, with different price tags.

Here’s why the 7T Series is a confusing line-up:

The 7T is like the 7 Pro launched in May in terms of cameras. But it is seen as an upgrade to the normal 7 also launched in May. It adds a new 90Hz Display that came with the 7 Pro, but maintains the resolution of the 7.

The 7T Pro is like the 7T in terms of specs packing 8GB RAM, a Snapdragon 855+, and a 90Hz Display. But it is an upgrade to the 7 PRO from May with higher resolution, and no notch, instead it has a pop-up camera.

I don’t know if someone who bought a OnePlus 7 Pro in May is very happy of their device now that the OnePlus 7T PRO is out. I mean, it has been only 5 months. These confusing upgrades seem to me like a company that’s trying to sell the same device in as many variants as possible. How long they can sustain this business model – which I hope makes profits – is what I am waiting to see.

Difference between the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro:

Device:OnePlus 7TOnePlus 7T PRO
Display6.55-inch AMOLED
2,400 x 1,080p FHD+
402ppi
20:9 aspect ratio

Corning Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10 / HDR+ certified
90Hz fluid display
6.67-inch AMOLED
3,120 x 1,440 resolution
516ppi
19.5:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10 / HDR+ certified
90Hz fluid display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Octa-core, 7nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Octa-core, 7nm
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 640
RAM8GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Storage128GB
UFS 3.0
No microSD expansion
256GB
UFS 3.0
No microSD expansion
CamerasRear cameras
Main: Sony IMX586 48MP sensor, f/1.6 aperture, OIS
Wide: 16MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 117 degree field-of-view
2x telephoto: 12MP sensor, f/2.4 aperture, OIS
Video: 4K resolution video at 30/60fps


Front camera
Main: Sony IMX4791 16MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture, EIS
Video: 1080P video at 30fps
Rear cameras
Main: Sony IMX586 48MP sensor, f/1.6 aperture, OIS
Wide: 16MP sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 117 degree field-of-view
3x telephoto: 8MP sensor, f/2.4 aperture, OIS
Video: 4K resolution video at 30/60fps

Front camera
Main: Sony IMX471 16MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture, EIS
Video: 1080P video at 30fps
AudioUSB 3.1 Type-C
No headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos certified
USB 3.1 Type-C
No headphone jack
Stereo speakers
Dolby Atmos certified
Battery3,800mAh battery
Non-removable
Warp Charge 30T (5V, 6A)
4,085mAh battery
Non-removable
Warp Charge 30T (5V, 6A)
IP ratingN/AN/A
SensorsOptical in-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient light sensor
Electronic compass
Sensor hub
Optical in-display fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Proximity
Ambient light sensor
Electronic compass
Sensor core
ConnectivityWi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD
NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
WLAN
Wi-Fi: 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth 5.0, support aptX & aptX HD
NFC
GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
SIM CardsDual nano-SIM slot Dual nano-SIM slot
SoftwareOxygenOS based on Android 10OxygenOS based on Android 10
ColorsFrosted Silver, Glacial BlueHaze Blue
ExtraScreen protector (pre-applied)
Translucent phone case
OnePlus Fast Charge Type-C cable
OnePlus Warp Charge 30T power adapter
SIM tray ejector
Quick start guide
Safety information
Screen protector (pre-applied)
Phone case
OnePlus Fast Charge USB-C cable
OnePlus Warp Charge 30T power adapter
SIM tray ejector
Quick start guide
Safety information
Logo sticker
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