OnePlus is going for a fully bezel-less design on its next major phone, the immediate question became: How would the company do it?
Will the OnePlus 7 get a punch-hole selfie cam like the Galaxy S10? Or would OnePlus go for a more low-tech solution like the manual slider found on Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3?
We might have an answer to that question. We have a leaked image that was posted by slashleaks and it shows the OnePlus 7 with it’s Vivo Nex-like pop-up camera setup.
— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) March 4, 2019
OnePlus’ phones have typically been all about simplicity, and a motorized pop-up camera is anything but. That motor is just one more thing that can go wrong, it makes the phone more susceptible to accidental damage, and if the motor breaks, say goodbye to taking selfies or unlocking the phone with your face.
The other worry about that pop-up cam is how it will affect the OnePlus 7’s price. Since its start, OnePlus has largely thrived on its ability to deliver top-notch specs for hundreds less than competing flagships. But it’s hard to imagine that something as complicated as motorized pop-up camera can be less expensive to include on a phone than a simple notch.
But who knows, it’s still early, and there’s a chance these leaks and renders aren’t entirely accurate. But if they are, here’s hoping the OnePlus 7 doesn’t flop just because of one silly feature.