Most OEMs preferred to opt for the notch, while others experimented with a variety of ways around it. Also, a lot of people expected that the OnePlus 7 would get the punch-hole style cut for housing the front camera, but even that seems to have been ditched by the Chinese OEM.
The picture contains two devices in cases that are meant to hide their identities. The successor to OnePlus 6T device not only appears to be bezel-less but also encompasses a notch-free design.as well. However, the device on the left has "Never Settle" widget on the screen and notification icons, resembling the OnePlus devices.
A full-screen phone with OxygenOS interface and "Never Settle" wallpaper placed beside the waterdrop notch display-based OnePlus 6T has been pictured. The case itself has cutouts for a camera and other sensors, but these aren't now visible. There is no official confirmation as to whether this design will make it into production by the time the OnePlus 7 hits shelves later on this year as the said image is a prototype. If you look closely, you can also spot a red colored button, which we presume is the Alert Slider, on the right side of the device, sitting above the power button.
Over the past few weeks, various rumours regarding the OnePlus 7 have been surfacing indicating that it will be the first smartphone from the brand to sport Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 SoC.
OnePlus 7, as per the leakster SlashLeaks, might come with a pop-up camera or have a sliding camera design.
The launch of the handset is not yet confirmed but if past launches are anything to go by, then we can expect it to release by either May or June of 2019.
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