In usual fashion, popular smartphone brand OnePlus is expected to announce its second 2018 flagship sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. Just a few days back, OnePlus product manager Vito L had hinted at the possibility of the OnePlus 6T featuring a waterdrop notch similar to the latest OPPO R and F series smartphones. Alleged images showing the retail packaging of the upcoming OnePlus 6T have now been leaked on Weibo, which seem to confirm the presence of a tiny notch at the top.
OnePlus 6T: New Leak Reveals Waterdrop Notch, In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
The images showing the alleged OnePlus 6T retail box suggest the upcoming smartphone will indeed have a waterdrop notch, identical to the OPPO R17 Pro. It is currently being speculated that the OnePlus 6T might be based on the OPPO R17 Pro in terms of the design. However, the waterdrop notch may not be the only feature that the OnePlus 6T will share in common with the OPPO R17 Pro. The latest leak also reveals an in-display fingerprint sensor. Smartphones featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor are still not very common, so it could certainly be a great feature that could convince buyers to switch to the OnePlus 6T. The leaked images also reveal the product tagline – Unlock the Speed.
OnePlus 6T: Rumored Specifications, Features
The OnePlus 6T is rumored to feature a 6.4-inch Optic AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Just like the OPPO R17 Pro, the Optic AMOLED display panel on the OnePlus 6T could be protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 6. It is expected to be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 10nm octa-core processor as the OnePlus 6. Along with the processor, we expect the OnePlus 6T to be identical to its predecessor in the memory department as well. At least in India, the smartphone could be offered in the same three configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. Further expansion, however, is not likely to be supported.
In terms of imaging, the OnePlus 6T could retain the same 16MP + 20MP dual-camera setup at the rear. However, some recent rumors have suggested the handset will instead feature a triple-camera setup with a TOF 3D stereo camera like the one on R17 Pro. The selfie camera might be upgraded as well, although no specific details have surfaced online.
Connectivity-wise, the OnePlus 6T will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, and 4G VoLTE. Battery life is another area where the OnePlus 6T might prove to be more impressive than the OnePlus 6. While we don’t expect a significant increase, the OnePlus 6T might feature a 3700mAh capacity battery, identical to the OPPO R17 Pro. In terms of software, the OnePlus 6T will no doubt debut with the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box.
OnePlus 6T: Expected Price in India
The current OnePlus 6 starts at Rs.34,999 in India. Last year, OnePlus launched the 5T at the same price as its predecessor. The OnePlus 6T will probably start at the same price as the OnePlus 6, although you can expect a slight premium in case the smartphone does come with a few significant upgrades such as a bigger display and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
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