OnePlus just scored a huge win. Its next smartphone flagship, which is expected to be called OnePlus 7, will be the first smartphone to feature the Snapdragon 855 processor in 2019. The news was revealed at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii where it is unveiling its next-gen technology for 2019.
In the past, OnePlus has always made it a point to keep its devices on the cutting edge. The OnePlus 5 was one of the first smartphones to come with 8GB of RAM in 2017. Not that the phone could really take advantage of the extra memory at the time, but it did ensure the phone was future-proof.
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OnePlus is taking a similar approach with the OnePlus 7 by including the Snapdragon 855 processor. The new processor from Qualcomm will feature new 7nm architecture and performance that will rival Apple’s A12 Bionic and Huawei’s Kirin 980 processors.
On top of improved performance, the 855 chip will also include support for multi-gigabit data speeds and work nicely with Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Sensor fingerprint scanner.
OnePlus usually releases its first flagship device around May. That seems like an awful long time to wait for the first device to feature the Snapdragon 855 processor, especially with devices like the Galaxy S10 on deck to be released early next year.
Unfortunately, we did not get any details about the OnePlus device, but judging from early reports, we can already expect the device to be as powerful as any other device on the market.