The OnePlus 7 Pro, set to be officially announced Tuesday, will come packed with features meant to wrest buyers away from iPhones and Samsung Galaxyphones. But there’s also one small change that’s aimed at the brand’s most loyal following: an update to the way that the OnePlus 7 Pro will vibrate when you get a notification.
The phone will have a far more pronounced buzz, which should be handy for everything from notifications to typing, the company confirmed to CNET.
“We are constantly listening to feedback from the community on what features and characteristics they would like to see implemented on OnePlus phones. Their feedback helps us focus on certain features,” OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau said in an email interview.
“Our goal with the OnePlus 7 Pro was to create the best phone possible in not just the premium tier, but the ultrapremium tier. We really aimed to making the haptic experience excellent,” Lau said.
“Our team had to rethink the internal design of the OnePlus 7 Pro, to fit inside the body without increasing the thickness of the device, which could lead to a less ergonomic feel,” Lau said. “At the same time, we had to ensure that the haptic motor was in the right position so that the haptics would be strong, yet even across the device.”
Lau noted that users will be able to control the vibration settings on the new phone, offering “light,” “medium” and “strong” intensity options for both calls and other notifications, respectively, while also allowing users the option to change the vibration patterns of the motor to one of six different settings.
He adds that users will also be able to “tune the vibration” in the keyboard when typing.
One thing the 7 Pro won’t be, however, is IP-certified as water resistant. In a post on the company’s forum, co-founder Carl Pei wrote that while the phone will be able to withstand some exposure to water, including being dropped in a bucket, the phone won’t have a rating because “the certification doesn’t help us communicate our focus on your real experience.”