There are intriguing leaks about the follow-up model to the popular OnePlus 6. Speculation is rife that the inevitable OnePlus 6T will sport a tri-camera setup, making it among the first on the much-sought-after DxOMark list to share space with the Huawei P20 Pro.
While it was already known and officially acknowledged that the OnePlus 6T will support 5G data connectivity, the triple-camera feature comes as a surprise to most, since the price point of the OnePlus 6 is far below that of the Huawei P20 Pro.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s happening.
OnePlus 6T: Why does DxOMark list matter?
The DxOMark is an image quality ranking and reference website, whose approval comes as a major boon to camera and smartphone makers, since scores of buyers rely on their rankings and lists. The Huawei P20 Pro late in March this year created something of a watershed moment for smartphone makers by bagging a score of 109 points on the DxOMark website, the highest ever.
Also, the phone became the first in the world to come with three camera sensors for the main camera in the rear, and all three of them were lined up vertically. The OnePlus 6T, on the other hand, is rumoured to pack a pop-up camera and a dual-camera set up for the main camera, and another front shooter accommodated in the pop-up slider. The sliding mechanism itself, according to the new leaks, resembles that of the Oppo Find X, but leaked images show that the slider isn’t as sleek and small as that of the Find X.
In any case, since the launch is expected in the last months of this year, OnePlus 6T could well become world’s second phone to come with a tri-camera, and that would rank it very high on the DxOMark list.
OnePlus 6T: Rumored Specifications, Features
The rumoured specifications and features of the OnePlus 6T include a completely bezel-less display of 95% screen-to-body ratio, a slightly curved body with no frames in the front and a rounded display, fingerprint scanner inside the screen, 3D face recognition, 5G connectivity, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, and a likely 8GB+512GB memory variant, raising the internal storage bar higher than ever.
While the camera specifications of the OnePlus 6T are not yet leaked, it is safe to assume that the tri-camera will shoot far crisper images than the dual-camera on the OnePlus 6 and its main rivals. The Huawei P20 Pro has set the benchmark quite high already, with a tri-camera setup of 40MP+20MP+8MP sensors. However, for cost restraints, the OnePlus 6T is unlikely to sport such big numbers.
OnePlus 6T: Expected Price in India
The OnePlus 6T should launch in India in the month of November is OnePlus sticks to its schedule of upgrade launches. The OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5T were both launched in November of the year in which their respective first models OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 5 were launched, which were 2016 and 2017.
As the new flagship by the flagship slayer brand was launched in May this year, we can expect a November-December release date for the OnePlus 6T.
The OnePlus 6T is expected to be launched in the price range of Rs 36,000 to Rs 52,000. By comparison, the OnePlus 6 is priced at Rs 34,999 for its standard variant that comes with a 6GB RAM and an expandable internal storage of 64GB. The 8GB+32GB variant is priced at Rs 39,999 and the 8GB+256GB variant costs Rs 43,999.
The price point of the OnePlus 6T seems a bit on the costlier side, but compare that to the Rs 64,999 ask of the only other tri-camera smartphone, the Huawei P20 Pro, and it only seems fair.
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