OnePlus 7 (Pro) First To Reach Consumers With UFS 3.0 Storage

OnePlus’ co-founder and CEO, Pete Lau, has confirmed that the OnePlus 7 series will include UFS 3.0 flash storage. He confirmed the news via Twitter, and that basically means that all three phones that are expected to launch will ship with UFS 3.0, including the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

This actually means that the OnePlus 7 series will be the very first batch of devices to ship with UFS 3.0. The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to be that device, but as most of you already know, Samsung was forced to postpone the release of the Galaxy Fold due to display issues, so the OnePlus 7 series will beat it to the punch.

Think of UFS (Universal Flash Storage) as an SSD for your smartphone. UFS 2.1 is used in most flagships these days, and UFS 3.0 comes with support for the latest high-density NAND memories, while it supports smarter interconnects between your phone’s chipset and memory.

UFS 3.0 could almost double data bandwidth, and consume less power at the same time. UFS 3.0 can also withstand higher temperature range, and it has support for multiple RPMBs, with multiple RPMB keys. All in all, UFS 3.0 has many advantages over UFS 2.1, and it essentially doubles the speed of UFS 2.1, hence OnePlus’ smooth performance teasers.

Many people were actually expecting UFS 3.0 to be included in the Galaxy S10 series, but that did not happen. Previous rumors actually suggested that only the OnePlus 7 Pro will include UFS 3.0, while we were in the dark regarding the regular OnePlus 7… until Pete Lau went ahead and confirmed UFS 3.0 for both phones.

The OnePlus 7 series will become official on May 14, as the company announced that press conference a while back. The company will host several events at the same time, and has been teasing the OnePlus 7 series for a while now, especially the OnePlus 7 Pro.

The OnePlus 7 Pro will be the company’s new flagship, and OnePlus already confirmed that it will not be IP rated, but it will be water resistant nonetheless, it seems. OnePlus also teased an increased refresh rate for the phone’s display, so the OnePlus 7 Pro is expected to ship with a 90Hz display. In fact, a rumor suggested that the phone will include a display with a variable refresh rate (60-90Hz).

The OnePlus 7 Pro is expected to ship with a 6.67-inch QHD+ AMOLED display, while the OnePlus 7 is said to include a 6.41-inch fullHD+ AMOLED panel. Both devices will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855, and if rumors are to be believed, the OnePlus 7 Pro’s will be curved, while the OnePlus 7’s will not.

Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will ship in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants, while the OnePlus 7 Pro is also expected to become available in a 12GB flavor. Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed on the OnePlus 7 phones, while you will be able to find OnePlus’ OxygenOS on top of it, and the company's Android overlay will probably ship with some new features that we still do not know about, as it does every year.

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