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Almond in a nutshell — What kind of color is Almond?

  1. Brady R. NA Videographer Staff Member Jun 14, 2019 at 4:38 PM

    Brady R., Jun 14, 2019 at 4:38 PM :
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    Let’s do a quick thought experiment. Look at your smartphone. No, don’t turn on the screen. If you’re browsing on your phone, turn it over for a second. Just put it face-down and have a look. What words come to mind?

    Capable, useful, functional — are these the words that come to mind? Chalk it up to my video and design background, but when I pick up a smartphone, I want to feel like I’m picking up something that’s carefully designed and assembled, but also, I want something that looks visually striking... and not just at first glance either. I want a device that looks great whether I look at it once or a thousand times.

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    Which begs the question - is it still possible to make a phone that gives you something new every time you look at it?

    That was the challenge our team faced when looking for new designs and colors, something innovative yet more neutral that could appeal to a wide spectrum of smartphone users. If you went solely by the images online, you might not understand why we named this device Almond. In the renders, the colors look peachy or gold at times. But just like when you cut open an almond, there’s more color than you would think.

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    The complexity of this variant’s craftmanship is in the details. Micro-elements of gold are integrated into the middle frame and back cover, for an effect that is similar to what you might see in a nice watch or jewelry. Fun fact - the OnePlus 7 Pro uses stainless steel to enhance the strength of pop-up cam. But stainless steel itself cannot achieve this bright effect. So our design team decided to add a thin layer of gold was added to the OnePlus 7 Pro Almond camera unify the variant’s overall look. To ensure a premium feel, the polishing time for the OnePlus 7 Pro Almond was nearly doubled to create the bright, translucent surface we aimed for.

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    I’ve spent the past few weeks carrying around the OnePlus 7 Pro Almond, shooting videos and pictures of it in all different kinds of lighting. Indoors, outdoors, in bright light, shade... you name it.

    Here’s few things I’ve noticed carrying it in different light situations:
    • The rear surface looks translucent and crystal-like
    • There’s a hint of gold, particularly on the buttons and edges
    • The color of the rear surface of the phone is hard to describe... it looks gold-ish but not quite that. There’s something else I can’t place. Maybe that’s where Almond comes in. It does remind me of the inside of an Almond. It’s almost like a cream-gold color.
    • In very bright light, the phone looks ivory white
    Now that you’ve seen more photos and gifs, what do you think of Almond?
     

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  3. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Jun 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Cheetosdust, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM :
    @Brady R. I don't know about the phone, but please tell me the "almond in a nutshell" was not an accidental pun.

    I live for these :D

    PS: you do know this, like the iPhone XS, is better known as the "band-aid", right? :cool:
     

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  4. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Jun 14, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Cheetosdust, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:01 PM :
    Great, two replies, two times the iPhone is mentioned. Looking great :D
     

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  5. Hydra Bob Starting Point Expert Jun 14, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Hydra Bob, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:12 PM :
    Shall we go for the trifecta?

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  6. G_plusone Lollipop Jun 14, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    G_plusone, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:13 PM :
    Awesome gifs ;)
     

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  7. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Jun 14, 2019 at 7:15 PM


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  8. Rusty NZ Lollipop Jun 14, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Rusty NZ, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:33 PM :
    Oh come on guys stop mentioning devices made by a fruit company. Just take a careful look at the photo above and you can see OnePlus wins hands down. The other phone is a dirty mud colour.

    While I'm at it look at the fruit phone's design and the design of OnePlus. The symmetrical design of OnePlus 7 looks far better and more practical when lining for macro shots.
     

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  9. Ruby G. NA Community Manager Staff Member Jun 14, 2019 at 7:44 PM


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  10. Cheetosdust Starting Point Expert Jun 14, 2019 at 7:47 PM

    Cheetosdust, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:47 PM :
    A suggestion for you, @Brady R. - a nugget, if you will.

    You probably don’t know this about me, but my education is related to marketing. Well, I'm a baker, but it’s practically the same thing.

    When you need to engage with the community, instead of using words so delicate and with a je ne sais quoi of snobbism, you have to go straight to the jugular, capture my attention like you are capturing a photo with a non-OnePlus device: on the first attempt.

    My mentor @Carl (or le tres grand baguette, as we called him here at work) does that like the master he is. He comes here, hell freezes for the day, and he says something from the heart: “friends”. Boom, beautiful word.

    And then he adds the magical “we need to talk”. Now I feel like I have a connection with him. A bucket? Sure, Carl, you and me, Thelma & Louise, talk to me about that bucket.

    I once saw him dressed like a bee and I thought - he’s engaging, he’s engaging hard.

    My point, like the point of a croissant, is: engage like him, talk to us about the simplicity of a bucket. We don’t have time for something in-depth, so spice it up, we believe in you as much as you believe in every single word you wrote on your post.

    For example, if you want to talk about the OnePlus Almond, maybe try and open your post with:

    “Friends,

    we need to talk about nuts.”

    You’re welcome.
     

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  13. G_plusone Lollipop Jun 14, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    G_plusone, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:58 PM :
    Showing off gif'ing skills :p
     

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  15. meatandy Nougat Jun 14, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    meatandy, Jun 14, 2019 at 8:01 PM :
    I think of the almond is more of a translucent color that changes slightly with varying degrees of light.

    Next color : Translucent green with a hint of blue .:D
     

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  16. Rusty NZ Lollipop Jun 14, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Rusty NZ, Jun 14, 2019 at 8:23 PM :
    After reading all of that I've come to understand two things.

    1. You are nuts. Almond nuts to be precise.
    2. Your connection to Carl is your bee suit. I am curious to know when was the last time you wore your bee suit in public.
     

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  17. Rusty NZ Lollipop Jun 14, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Rusty NZ, Jun 14, 2019 at 8:25 PM :
    When was the last time you flashed a custom rom?
     

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  19. G_plusone Lollipop Jun 14, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    G_plusone, Jun 14, 2019 at 8:34 PM :
    C
    Closed beta tester is close enough :p
     

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