Brady R., Jun 14, 2019 : 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. 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. The complexity of this variant's craftsmanship is in the details. To ensure the required levels of durability and resilience, stainless steel was used to construct the casing of the pop-up camera module. The use of stainless steel presents further challenges in the coloring process. To ensure a lasting hue, our product team added a custom coating of 24K gold to the OnePlus 7 Pro Almond's camera module. The polishing time for the OnePlus 7 Pro Almond was nearly doubled to create the bright, translucent surface you see today. 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?