The OnePlus 7 Pro's Pop-up Camera is Strong Enough to Lift Your Dog if You Can Get It on There

By Shabana Arif on at

The OnePlus 7 Pro was debuted yesterday alongside the second smartphone in the 7 series, the OnePlus 7. One of the more fun features of the OnePlus 7 Pro is the 16MP pop-up front camera that allows for a roomier display by hiding inside the body until it's time to jump out and start snapping. But if you're worried that this design feature errs more on the side of novelty and could be prone to breaking, OnePlus has performed a couple of tests to demonstrate just how durable it is.

The first is a 12 hour stress test that is just 12 hours of the pop-up camera going up and down and up and down and up and down. And it's just as smooth on the last pop-up as it is on the first. OnePlus says that it's tested it 300,000 times, which is the equivalent to 150 times a day for five and a half years.

The second test is far more fun to watch and is only 47 seconds long, so it's already more interesting on that metric alone. During the cement test, the pop-up camera is subjected to 49 pounds of pressure from a cement block. That's over 22kg/3.4 stones – around the same weight as a svelte German Shepherd. That's impressive.

Tom reviewed the OnePlus 7 Pro and yes, the display is just as good as OnePlus said it would be. Prices start at £649 for the 6/128GB model and hover around £799 at the higher end for the 12/256GB option.

If that's a little too pricey, and you don't care too much about the bells and whistles, the OnePlus 7 might be more up your street. Prices range from £499 to £549, but it won't launch until June, while the OnePlus 7 Pro will be available on May 21st.

Check out our comparison of the two handsets to find out which one is right for you.