08 May 2019
It is a matter of just one week and we will be seeing OnePlus 7 lineup getting official next Tuesday. There have been tons of leaks and speculations so far and on top of that, OnePlus is not leaving any chance to create hype around the series. It has already been confirmed that OnePlus 7 Pro will have a Quad HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate and now, two more features of the upcoming lineup have officially been revealed.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will come with UFS 3.0 storage. It is a successor to currently used UFS 2.1 standard that we have been seeing in every flagship since 2017. The new standard was released in 2018 and was expected to make its debut on the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup. But as things turned out, Samsung decided to do so with the Galaxy Fold which has now been halted indefinitely because of display issues. It means OnePlus now has an opportunity to become the world's first and only OEM to release phones with UFS 3.0 storage.
The UFS 3.0 storage standard will allow OnePlus 7 series smartphones to be significantly faster than rivals. It will help them deliver faster read and write speeds, quicker app launches, and relatively lower boot-up time. The difference in the speed would be more noticeable when compared side-by-side with a USF 2.1 flagship.
"OnePlus 7 Pro having UFS 3.0 storage means it’ll just be overall faster than comparable smartphones."— Pete Lau (@PeteLau) May 5, 2019
Yes, the OnePlus 7 Series will include UFS 3.0 to give you next level #fastandsmooth experience. 😎 #OnePlus7Series
In another tweet, OnePlus has teased that the OnePlus 7 series will be offering some kind of water resistance. The tweeted video clip mentions that IP rating costs money which is why they opted for an affordable bucket of water. It shows a OnePlus 7 unit falling into the bucket full of water. But before you get too excited, OnePlus has clearly listed a disclaimer that says:
"Products not IP certified. Water resistance under optimal test conditions. OnePlus makes no guarantee regarding water/liquid water resistance. Water/liquid damage not covered under product warranty."
It means we will have to wait until OnePlus 7 launch to know what exactly is this "water resistance". As mentioned in the beginning, we are just a week away from knowing everything in detail.