OnePlus 6T Teaser Out Featuring In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Ahead of Launch on October 17

The teaser video also confirms the absence of a headphone jack. OnePlus CEO explained why they needed to ditch it.


OnePlus is all set to launch the OnePlus 6T on October 17. The smartphone has been leaked multiple times and the Chinese smartphone maker has remained onboard. The company never hesitated to confirm some of the leaked details while also revealing new features of the upcoming smartphone. In the latest development, the company has released a new teaser video, highlighting key features of the OnePlus 6T.

OnePlus 6T – Tap into the Future

The teaser video with the above-mentioned title was posted on Thursday. The video highlights the in-display fingerprint scanner that powers the Screen Unlock Feature of the device. The video does not show the phone unlocking in action but we do get a glimpse of what it’s going to look like.

When major smartphone brands struggle to keep their devices under the wraps, OnePlus follows a completely different approach. The Chinese smartphone maker believes in engaging its fans and remain equally active with the community. Recently, CEO Pete Lau shared a story behind the Screen Unlock feature, which is a paramount feature of the upcoming OnePlus 6T. He wrote:

“Screen Unlock is much more than a module attached to the back of the screen, it encompasses a wide array of software processes and hardware components that were carefully tuned to work perfectly with the OnePlus 6T. It all starts with a new optical fingerprint module, which houses a small lens that can accurately register your fingerprint as it presses down on the cover glass.”

No Headphone Jack on the OnePlus 6T

OnePlus’s CEO already announced the OnePlus 6T will not include the headphone jack and the teaser video confirms the same. He also explained the reason behind putting an end to the 3.5mm headphone jack with the OnePlus 6T. The change was inevitable because they needed to make room for the smartphone’s in-display fingerprint sensor and a bigger battery. He said that recent research revealed that a decent fraction of the smartphone users is shifting from the wired headsets to wireless audio devices. As per the research reports, around 59 percent of smartphone users have already moved to wireless headsets and this figure will only increase in the coming future.

OnePlus 6T is expected to feature a 6.4-inch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The device is also expected to boast anew teardrop display. Under the hood, it will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and is expected to be launched in two storage configurations- one with 6GB  RAM and 128GB of internal storage and the other with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. The device will be launched on October 17, so we don’t have to wait much to know all the details of the smartphone.