OnePlus has just promised that it will fix its vibration motor woes with the OnePlus 7 Pro. OnePlus’ flagships have been rather compelling since the get-go, but they didn’t really shine in the vibration motor department, and that is about to change with the company’s new flagship.
The company confirmed this news to CNET, and this should address complains that users have been having for years. Most users complained that the vibration motor OnePlus uses is too weak which led to users missing their notifications and what not. Some users actually said that the vibrations when using the phone (presumably the OnePlus 6T) are too inconsistent.
Such issues actually led to a Reddit petition, believe it or not, that petition surfaced last year. The petition itself received almost 500 upvotes and had well over 100 comments, which is not a huge number, in general, but it does indicate that users are quite unhappy with the vibration motor in OnePlus’ flagships.
OnePlus’ CEO, Pete Lau, said that the company is doing its best to listen to its users, and improve its phones based on that feedback, which is why this change is taking place. He also added that the company’s goal is to create “the best phone possible”, and that the haptic experience should be on par with everything else the phone will offer.
In order to amend the issue, OnePlus has made its new motor larger, and 200-percent more powerful than the previous one, says the company. Mr. Lau said that it was a challenge getting such a large vibration motor in the right spot to make haptic feedback strong and yet even, without increasing the thickness of the phone.
OnePlus’ CEO also added that users will be able to control the vibration settings on the device, by choosing light, medium, or strong vibration intensity options. This goes for both calls and notifications, by the way. Mr. Lau also added that users will be able to “tune the vibration” in the keyboard when typing.
That is more or less everything that Mr. Lau shared with CNET. The OnePlus 7 Pro will become official on May 14, along with the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. The OnePlus 7 Pro will be the company’s new flagship, and it will be the first OnePlus smartphone to sport stereo speakers, a QHD+ display, and a curved display, at that. It will also be the company’s first phone to include three cameras on the back.
The OnePlus 7 Pro will feature a 6.67-inch QHD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a variable refresh rate. The phone will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855 64-bit octa-core processor, while 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB variants of this phone will be available. Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed on the device with OxygenOS, while OnePlus already confirmed that the phone will not ship with an official IP rating, but that it will be water resistant. The phone will support 30W Warp Charge fast charging, and it will be made out of metal and glass.
The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G will be identical to the OnePlus 7 Pro, probably, aside from 5G connectivity. The OnePlus 7, on the other hand, will resemble the OnePlus 6T quite a bit, even though it will include improved internals. All OnePlus 7 handsets will ship with UFS 3.0 flash storage, and become the very first phones to do that.