OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: What’s the rumoured difference?

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OnePlus is rumoured to be launching a faster and more efficient OnePlus 3, which is thought to be called the OnePlus 3T.

Aside from the processor, many of the other specs are claimed to be similar to the OnePlus 3, ensuring another flagship killer is on the horizon.

Here is how the OnePlus 3T compares to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, based on the speculation.

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  • The S7 edge has a dual-edge design and is waterproof
  • The OnePlus 3T should be slimmer
  • The S7 edge is lighter and smaller

The OnePlus 3T is rumoured to offer the same design as the OnePlus 3, which will mean a solid aluminium build measuring 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35mm with a weight of 158g.

Assuming the rumours are true, we can expect USB Type-C, along with a front fingerprint sensor. The OnePlus 3 offered a fantastic build quality so the same will be expected for the OnePlus 3T.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge also offers a solid, premium build, but it opts for a dual-edge design and a combination of aluminium and tempered glass. It is a little smaller than the proported OnePlus 3T measuring 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm and ever so slightly lighter at 157g.

It is IP68 water resistant, uses Micro-USB for charging and it has a fingerprint sensor that sits within the main button on the front of the device.

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  • Curved display on the S7 edge
  • Both 5.5-inch displays
  • S7 edge has Quad HD, OnePlus 3T said to have Full HD

The OnePlus 3T is expected to be coming with the same display and resolution as the OnePlus 3, though there have also been rumours to suggest we might see a Quad HD LCD display.

If the screen is the same as the OnePlus 3, the 3T should arrive with a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display, along with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. This would result in a pixel density of 401ppi.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5-inch display too, but it opts for a curved screen as we mentioned, and a Quad HD resolution is also on board, making for a pixel density of 534ppi. It too features AMOLED technology, meaning inky blacks and vibrant, punchy colours like the OnePlus 3T should also offer.

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  • OnePlus 3T thought to have higher resolution front and rear cameras
  • S7 edge has wider aperture
  • Both devices should have OIS

According to the rumours, the OnePlus 3T will have the same camera as the OnePlus 3. This means it should come with a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, phase detection autofocus and an aperture of f/2.0.

The front camera should be an 8-megapixel camera with 1.4µm pixels and fixed autofocus, if it’s the same as the OnePlus 3.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 12-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.7, phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilisation. The front camera is 5-megapixels with an aperture of f/1.7, auto HDR and 1.34µm pixels.

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  • OnePlus 3T will have Qualcomm SD821
  • S7 edge has microSD and likely to have larger battery
  • OnePlus 3T will probably have more RAM

The OnePlus 3T will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, while the other hardware specs are rumoured to be the same as the OnePlus 3. If this is the case, the 3T should feature 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 3000mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip or the Exynos 8890 processor, depending on the region. Both variants are supported by 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB and a 3600mAh battery.

Samsung’s device offers Quick Charge for 60 per cent charge in 30 minutes, and no doubt the OnePlus 3T will come with Dash Charge, which is One Plus’s equivalent. As we mentioned previously, the OnePlus 3T should offer USB Type-C, while the S7 edge has Micro-USB.

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  •  Android Marshmallow platform expected for both

The OnePlus 3T will most likely launch on a customised version of Android Marshmallow called OxygenOS. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge runs on Android Marshmallow too, but with Samsung’s TouchWiz software over the top.

Both devices should eventually see an update to Android 7.1 Nougat, but they will still offer different experiences because of the software overlays.

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The OnePlus 3T is expected to cost $80 more than the OnePlus 3, which if true, would mean a price tag of $480 (£395).

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge starts at £639, making it quite a bit more expensive than the OnePlus 3T, and with half the internal storage unless you pay more.

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If all the rumours are accurate, the OnePlus 3T will offer a faster processor than the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, along with higher resolution cameras, more RAM and a much lower price tag.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge probably wins on design though, and it has a sharper, crisper display, along with microSD support and a larger battery capacity. Its camera capability has also proven itself to be fantastic, even if it does have a few less megapixels than other devices.

The device you choose from these two will not only be based on budget, but which design you prefer and which software experience you would rather. Ultimately, the S7 edge is an excellent performer and the OnePlus 3T is likely to be too.

(pocket-lint.com, https://goo.gl/BT9fyC)

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