The company has now officially unveiled the OnePlus 7T Pro on stage as well as release date details for the OnePlus 7T in the UK.
We were live at the launch event as it happened, and below you can read through exactly what happened and our take on what the company was unveiling.
That’s all from us tonight – thanks for following along with the event.
17:00 – It’s all over. We’ve just heard the pricing for the UK where the OnePlus 7T will cost £549 while the OnePlus 7T Pro costs £699. The McLaren Edition of the phone is £799.
16:57 – There’s a new Olive Green version of the Bullets Wireless 2 headphones too.
16:56 – OnePlus is now announcing a partnership with the developers of PUBG where it says its devices will be specifically optimized for the game itself.
16:55 – Feels like we’re wrapping up as Carl Pei has entered the stage again.
16:49 – The McLaren Edition features 12GB of RAM onboard. That’s sort of crazy, and the most we’ve ever seen on a OnePlus phone.
This is going to be an expensive phone… isn’t it?
16:46 – So there’s a McLaren Edition of the phone, which has a unique design that is themed around the sports car brand. We’ve yet to learn if it differs at all in terms of spec though.
16:39 – There we have it- the OnePlus 7T Pro is official. Let’s find out what has changed…
Apparently it has all the same features as the OnePlus 7T, but there are a few key differences that we’re going to get into now.
16:38 – As soon as we pressed the publish button on that last post he started hinting at the Pro… let’s do this!
16:35 – We’ve been talking through all the new camera modes of the OnePlus 7T that were announced back at the India event in September. It’s all the same sort of thing as we saw back then speaking about features like Macro Mode and its super smooth video stabilization.
16:19 – Now Akis Evangelidis – he’s part of the OnePlus team in France – is on stage to get into the specs of the phones. The problem is we’re starting off with the OnePlus 7T.
You can read all about that in our full OnePlus 7T review.
16:18 – Finally, something big. OnePlus will be updating all devices since the OnePlus 5 to OxygenOS 10. That means Android 10 will be coming onto all devices from the last two and a bit years.
16:17 – Pei is back on stage to talk us through Google Lens and how the technology is built into OnePlus phones. It’s essentially image recognition technology, but it’s not an exclusive feature as you can download this to most smartphones right now.
16:12 – There’s a new feature announced here called Instant Translation that aims to translate your conversations when you’re speaking in a different language.
OnePlus hasn’t revealed a release date or many specifics about the feature, but we’ll be sure to hear more about it soon.
16:06 – Pei is saying the company often uses feedback from customers to help provide a better user interface in future updates. Lots of uses of the word seamless – that may already be our most heard word of the show.
16:03 – OxygenOS is the first talking point, which is a topic we didn’t expect to be starting with today. Pei is showing off some positive numbers for how people have enjoyed the software so far.
We haven’t heard any word on new features to expect in the software… yet.
16:02 – And we’re off. Carl Pei is on stage and there’s already a bit of a tech issue where the auto-cue isn’t working properly. Pei is handling it well though.
15:40 – Despite London Underground problems, we’re now live at the OnePlus event and trying to find a seat. This is what the event looks like from the outside and then inside too.
It’s very certain we’ll hear about the OnePlus 7T pricing, the OnePlus 7T Pro itself and maybe even a quick bit about the new OnePlus TV.
13:55 – Pete Lau is ready and raring to go, according to his Twitter feed. Well, he didn’t actually say that… we’re just taking it from the fact he has tweeted the muscle and hand raised emojis alongside a Union Jack flag.
According to the leak, the phones should cost the same as their non-T versions – except the McLaren Edition, which of course doesn’t have a non-T counterpart, and could end up being the most expensive OnePlus smartphone so far.
The OnePlus 7T Pro price will almost definitely be revealed at the event later, so we’ll soon find out how accurate this price leak is.
Exactly why OnePlus chose to announce the two phones separately hasn’t been made clear by the company but we’re hoping to have the full picture by the end of today.
We’ve already had extensive time with the OnePlus 7T and you can read our full review of that phone just below.
The launch is happening in London where we’ll be there to see the new handset first hand. But first… breakfast.
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