Take this with a pinch of salt, a lot of it, as we are not sure about the authenticity of the leaked image but The OnePlus 6T is just around the corner, if reports are to be believed. We can expect the launch of an upgraded OnePlus 6, in October, which will get the ‘T’ moniker. The OnePlus 6 has performed very well in terms of sales. And now, the OnePlus 6T will most likely do the same, when it is announced.
OnePlus usually launches two flagships in a year, approximately six months apart from each other. The Chinese smartphone maker has been following this strategy ever since the OnePlus 3. The OnePlus 6 was launched in May, therefore, October seems like a good time to announced an upgraded variant. While we have heard plenty of rumours, and reports, we haven’t really seen a leaked image, until now.
OnePlus 6T: Leaked Image
We shall repeat this again! We are not sure how authentic this image is. Earlier today, an image of what is supposedly the OnePlus 6T, was posted on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo.
As you can see in the image above, the OnePlus 6T will look a lot like the Oppo R17 Pro. Now, that’s not really a surprise, as OnePlus has used Oppo’s designs before. Since OnePlus and Oppo are owned by BBK, it is okay for both companies to share designs.
You can see the new waterdrop notch from the Oppo R17/R17 Pro, and also the triple camera setup found in the Oppo R17 Pro. We have heard this report before, that OnePlus could incorporate the triple camera setup from the R17 Pro, on the OnePlus 6T.
However, it is easy to photoshop the display and the camera setup from an Oppo R17 Pro to the OnePlus 6 body. Nevertheless, it does give us an idea about what the OnePlus 6T could potentially look like.
OnePlus 6T: Specifications and Features
In terms of specifications and features, the OnePlus 6T will most likely come with better hardware than the Oppo R17 Pro. While the Oppo device houses a Snapdragon 710 chipset, the OnePlus 6T will come with the Snapdragon 845 flagship processor. You can also expect the 6T to get better cameras at the back.
As per rumours, the OnePlus 6T will come with a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, waterdrop notch, and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It will have similar RAM and storage configurations, like the OnePlus 6. That means, you can opt for up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. Do not expect a microSD card slot though, as OnePlus has not included that in the OnePlus 6 either.
Like we said earlier, the cameras on the OnePlus 6T will be better than the current version. You can expect a triple camera setup, with a primary dual-aperture sensor, a telephoto sensor, and a third 3D Time of Flight sensor. Expect a better selfie camera as well. Or, OnePlus could just use the same setup as the OnePlus 6, but that is very unlikely. Even with the OnePlus 5T, the company had improved the cameras.
Apart from these main improvements, we can also expect some kind of IP68 water and dust proof rating from OnePlus 6T. Some rumours also suggested that the new flagship could feature wireless charging. The battery capacity could also be increased to around 3500 or 3700mAh, with fast charging support. Finally, the phone is said to be running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS, with OxygenOS UI on top.