OnePlus, like clockwork, has now launched the OnePlus 7T Pro – ‘T’ refresh to the OnePlus 7 Pro which was launched earlier in the year. Much like any other OnePlus ‘T’ update, there’s not a lot to write home about but because the OnePlus 7T was such a comprehensive update over the OnePlus 7, it was only fair for fans and enthusiasts to expect something bigger from the OnePlus 7T Pro. The OnePlus 7T Pro is sadly not that phone. That’s not to say that it’s not good. It packs everything we liked about the OnePlus 7 Pro and improves upon it in core hardware, cameras, and user experience – making it a solid proposition for those who missed out on getting the OnePlus 7 Pro for some reason.
But here’s the thing, until the time OnePlus discontinues the OnePlus 7 Pro, that’s also a viable option – because it’s also slightly cheaper. Therefore, it’s important for you to understand the differences, even though there are very few, between the OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro so you can make a sound decision.
Both the phones look the same, which is a bummer, because OnePlus managed to make the OnePlus 7T stand out a bit with its new circular rear camera module – over the OnePlus 7T. Not only do the OnePlus 7T Pro and OnePlus 7 Pro have the same design, they use the same build materials and have nearly the same physical dimensions. This means that the OnePlus 7T Pro also has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back with an aluminum frame in the middle. Just like the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7T Pro is also a big phone. If it’s any consolation, the OnePlus 7T Pro is getting a slightly tweaked blue paintjob – OnePlus calls it Haze Blue.
The OnePlus 7T Pro has the same 6.67-inch 2K AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate with an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication as the OnePlus 7 Pro.
The biggest highlight of the OnePlus 7T Pro is its next-generation core hardware, which is Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855+ processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage – there's only one configuration, and expandable storage is still not supported. The OnePlus 7 Pro comes in 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options, and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor.
The OnePlus 7T Pro also gets a slightly bigger battery and slightly faster charging. The phone packs a 4,085mAh battery and supports OnePlus’s Warp Charge 30T tech – this is claimed to be 23 per cent faster than the 30W charging found in the OnePlus 7 Pro. The OnePlus 7 Pro also has a smaller 4,000mAh battery.
The OnePlus 7T Pro is being claimed to be the first smartphone in the world to ship with Android 10 (based OxygenOS 10) software out-of-the-box. The OnePlus 7 Pro, which was launched with Android 9 Pie, is already getting the Android 10 update.