Flipkart Mobile Summer Carnival 2019 Sale started yesterday, and will last up to Tuesday, May 7. Alongside, Amazon is hosting its own Summer Sale, on the same dates. While these may be the biggest pieces of news for personal technology aficionados this week, a lot more happened these past seven days, including the start of OnePlus 7 Pro pre-bookings on Amazon India and OnePlus 7 price in India being tipped, launches like the Oppo A1k, Nubia Red Magic 3 smartphone, and Vivo S1 Pro, price cuts for phones like the Poco F1 and Vivo Y91, and a bunch of announcements from Facebook at its F8 developers conference. Read on for all the top news of the week past.
OnePlus 7 Pro price in India, pre-bookings on Amazon India, and more
OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 are due to launch globally at simultaneous events from Bengaluru, London, and New York on May 14, and ahead of that date, the OnePlus 7 Pro has gone up for pre-bookings in India via Amazon. OnePlus 7 Pro pre-orders involve buying a Rs. 1,000 gift card, and getting a 6-month free screen replacement worth Rs. 15,000 upon purchase. Separately, a reliable tipster has tipped the pricing of the OnePlus 7 Pro in India, said to start at Rs. 49,999 for the base variant. The OnePlus 7 on the other hand is tipped to start from around Rs. 39,500.
This week, OnePlus also teased more details about the OnePlus 7 Pro as well as the OnePlus 7 series as a whole. The Chinese company claimed the smartphones were water resistant by dunking them in a bucket of water in a video, but added that getting an IP rating was expensive, and that it wouldn’t be applying for one. It also added that liquid and water damage wouldn’t be covered under warranty.
The OnePlus 7 Pro was teased to sport a triple rear camera setup in a newspaper ad, while a camera hands-on tipped it would feature 3x optical zoom. The OnePlus 7 Pro’s display was also said to have received an A+ rating from DisplayMate – to recall, the smartphone is tipped to sport a 90Hz display, something that fits well with earlier teasers. Finally, what was thought to be the OnePlus 7 appeared in a music video that’s part of the company’s OnePlus Playback initiative, sporting a notch-less display and a dual rear camera setup.