OnePlus 7 Pro launched in China on May 16, but has been available for pre-order from May 13. The phone has already become a hit in China even before its release and reports are that the pre-order for the device has already crossed the one million mark. Additionally, there are also reports that some potential buyers are selling their Galaxy S10 to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro.
Selling Galaxy S10 to buy OnePlus 7 Pro
Trusted tipster Ice Universe claims that the upcoming OnePlus device has amassed over a million reservations in China. The tipster did not share the source of his information. However, considering it’s been almost a week since the reservations opened, there could be a few reliable sources that may have the initial sales numbers.
OnePlus 7 Pro is very popular in China, with more than 1 million reservations, which is beyond its initial stocking. It is worth noting that some Samsung users are planning to sell their S10 and purchase OnePlus 7 Pro.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 19, 2019
Additionally, the tipster claims that to collect the funds to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro, some potential buyers are even planning to sell their Galaxy S10. Further, the tipster notes that the handset is now on backorder as the total reserved units have exceeded the units available for China at launch.
Currently, the OnePlus 7 Pro is available to preorder only on two platforms – OnePlus’ own website and JD.com. As per a report from MyDrivers, more than 820,000 units of the OnePlus 7 Pro were pre-ordered on the JD.com, while about 220,000 units were reserved on the OnePlus site.
In China, the 6GB model is priced at 3,999 Yuan, 8GB unit at 4,499 Yuan, while the 12GB variant comes with a price tag of 4,999 Yuan. It could mean that if some are trading in their Galaxy S10 to buy OnePlus 7 Pro, they may be able to buy it and save money as well. The Galaxy S10 line starts at 5,300 (Galaxy S10e) Yuan and goes up to 12,000 Yuan (Galaxy S10+).
In China, the OnePlus 7 Pro is offered in three colors – Nebula Blue, Mirror Grey and Almond (Gold). The Almond color variant would go on sale in mid-June.
OnePlus 7 Pro – specs
What is making buyers go crazy for the OnePlus 7 Pro is its specs, features and price. The handset is fitted with a 6.67-inch AMOLED display offering a 1440 x 3120 resolution. Moreover, the phone offers a 90Hz refresh rate for smooth graphics. Most of the current handsets offer a 60Hz refresh rate.
The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 855, and comes in three variants – 6GB RAM and 128GB storage; 8GB RAM and 256GB storage; 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone has a triple camera set up on the back, including a 48MP primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 16MP camera with an Ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
On the front, there is a 16MP camera with an Ultra-wide lens. The selfie camera pops-up from the top, and retracts automatically if it feels that it’s not needed any more. Further, the phone features an in-display fingerprint scanner and uses a 4000mAh battery.
OnePlus will ship the same 30W Warp Charger with the 7 Pro that came with the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. The handset will run on the Android 9 Pie based version of OxygenOS.
Will it get the same response in the U.S.?
The OnePlus 7 Pro is also available in the U.S., where one can buy it from the company’s online store. In the U.S., the 6GB variant costs $669, while the 8GB and 12GB are priced at $699 and $749, respectively. The 6GB version is available only in Mirror Gray, while the 12GB variant is available only in Nebula Blue. Both the color options are available in the 8GB variant.
One can also buy the OnePlus 7 Pro at T-Mobile, which is selling only one variant – 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. If you are planning to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro with the carrier’s installment plan, you will have to pay $29.17 monthly for two years.
Whether or not the OnePlus 7 Pro would get the same success in the U.S. as in China remains to be seen. However, a survey from Android Authority found that the U.S. buyers are not too excited with the upcoming OnePlus handset.
Almost 49% of the respondents (out of three thousand votes) don’t plan to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro or even OnePlus 7. One reason that many gave for their decision is that they no longer see OnePlus offering the same value for money that it used to offer. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the costliest phone from the company, and is quite close in price to premium flagships.