Oneplus 7 Pro confirmed to get 3x zoom, camera samples emerge


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The next major Smartphone from Chinese phone maker Oneplus is almost upon us, but we don’t have to wait until May 14 to get some useful details about the upcoming device. The firm has already confirmed that the OnePlus 7 will be joined by a more premium variant dubbed the OnePlus7 pro – a much higher variant of the Oneplus7 expected to stand against the likes of the Galaxy S10 Pro, the Huawei P30 Pro and the flagship LG G8 ThinQ.

Apart from touting a Samsung Galaxy S10-rivaling display which already earned it an A+ display rating in the DisplayMate lab tests, the OnePlus 7pro is expected to come packed with three cameras on the back, and now, the guys at Wired has revealed that the device will come with a new 3x zoom functionality – a slight improvement over OnePlus 6T  2x optical zoom.

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While the full line-up of lenses – as well as the full specs for both phones and the camera set up on the OnePlus 7 pro,  may not be revealed until the launch date, Wired.co.uk has shared some camera samples as well brief camera specs of the upcoming devices. The publication claims to have had access to a “near final” pre-production model of the upcoming device from which it has shared some camera samples.

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OnePlus 7 Pro 3x zoom

The publication further revealed that Oneplus 7 pro will come with 10x digital zoom as well as a plain and simple camera interface similar to OnePlus 6T’s camera interface. From early camera sample taken by Wired, the report claims that zoomed images retain a fair bit of noise but that it adds to the authenticity of the images — they don’t look like they’ve been artificially smoothed too much with post-processing.

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The publication quoting the firm’s imaging director Simon Liu further adds that the OnePlus 7 pro will get a;

  • A focus on a simple interface (it’s much like the OnePlus 6T camera interface, apparently)
  • 0.3 seconds or less shutter lag
  • 10x digital zoom support
  • No time-of-flight (TOF) sensor
  • Auto HDR enabled by default
  • A “more natural” portrait mode

Commenting further, Simon Liu admitted that the OnePlus 7 Pro has “a shot at competing with the first tier phones,” but not that it can necessarily outdo them. “I don’t think we can beat them, but the imaging world is always subjective, and while the device is not expected to exactly match the Galaxy S10 Pro and the Huawei P30 Pro, the device also isn’t expected to be pricey as the duo.

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