What we have determined is that a plausible loss of OnePlus 7 has just popped up on Slashleaks. The image compares an unknown device, which is assumed to be Oneplus 7, with the current OnePlus 6T. Both seem to be in cases to mask their identities (not an unusual practice during the tests), but some key details are visible. This new phone skips the notch and seems to have a sliding design. If it is legitimate, OnePlus 7 could finally deliver the dream of all films to the mainstream.
A full resolution version of the leaked image is just below.
There are some details in this picture that give confidence to the loss. The headset and its grill look completely new to me, but the size and shape of its holes seem almost identical to the 6T, a logical evolution of the configuration that may have been designed by the same OEM. See for yourself:
Ignore the difference between the frames. Since the leaked phone is inside a case, it's impossible to make a comparison, but you can trust that they will not be as close as they seem here. Also, of all the current series of sliding phones (which I'm familiar with), nobody has such a large headset.
We also have what appears to be a textured slider on the right side above the power button – near the same position as it is on the current 6T – although this time it's strangely red:
The software is easy to spoof, so it's not necessarily an indicator, but the leaked device looks like the Oxygen operating system of the 6T widget – derpy NFC icon and [
The biggest part of the information coming from the loss manifests itself through the case surrounding the phone. We have a couple of cutouts that seem to be for a camera and a sensor assembly, but nothing from the other side except a vacuum.
The only plausible explanation that we can think of including clippings in empty space is if is not always empty. It mixes the recent interest of the sister company of OnePlus in sliding mechanisms, and we think it's very likely that's what we're looking at here, and a sliding mechanism of some sort takes the camera and sensors in place under those cutouts. And given the lack of a visible front camera, it must be somewhere.
Now, we can not guarantee that this is the OnePlus 7 we are looking at, but the details in the picture lead us to be confident it is plausible. Most of our readers know that we tend to avoid losses that are not obvious, but it is so close to what we logically expect that we are reasonably confident. However, it is still possible that it is a device of another OEM, although is a OnePlus device, it is historically similar to OPPO devices and could also be what we are seeing.