OnePlus never compromises with design, and that has always been evident right from the launch of its first model, the OnePlus One. The OnePlus 7T Pro carries forward that baton of impressive design with a large display and shiny features. On the front, you get a bezel-less screen with a pop-up motorized selfie camera that can both appear and disappear automatically as you toggle in and out of selfie mode. This has allowed OnePlus to do away with the notch altogether.
The best way to differentiate between the new OnePlus 7T Pro and the OnePlus 7T is by the color – OnePlus 7T Pro comes only in one color, Haze Blue. The color is much lighter than the Nebula Blue variant of its predecessor. As for the McLaren Edition, it features a shiny black body with orange finishings. Also, the McLaren Edition comes with themed accessories. The sides of the phone are curved (a head-turner for sure!). However, it is not for one-hand usage – the big size calls for two hands for comfortable handling.
At the back, the OnePlus 7T Pro flaunts a frosted, matte textured glass that does not attract fingerprints. The triple-cam module sits flush at the top middle portion of the rear panel. Apart from the color, the other differentiating feature of the OnePlus 7T Pro is the placement of the laser autofocus sensor on the rear. The autofocus has been shifted from within the camera strip to the left side of the camera module.
The other crucial design elements are pretty much the same. There’s 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection both on the front and back. You get a pop-up selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
All the buttons and ports sit at the same place. At the right, there’s a textured alert slider, and at the bottom, you get a SIM tray, USB-C port, and a single speaker. Unfortunately, there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack.