OnePlus’ new smartphone is around the corner and it’s just been 4 months since the launch of OnePlus 6. We all knew that OnePlus has this strategy of launching a new smartphone for every 6 months but this year we are going to see it even earlier. Unlike the OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 3T, this year, the “T” variant will have some major upgrades like an In-Display FingerPrint scanner, smaller notch (water drop notch), triple cameras and many more.
Before jumping in, let me clear things off. OnePlus, OPPO and Vivo belong to the same phone manufacturer known as BBK Electronics. However, OnePlus and OPPO come under the same supply chain and Vivo on the other side belongs to a different supply chain. So, OnePlus could easily use OPPO’s resources, especially when it comes to design. That’s what happens with the design of OnePlus phones every time. Starting with the OnePlusOne which looks exactly like the OPPO Find 7 and till the OnePlus 6 which looks exactly like the OPPO R15 Pro. So, even though you already knew this and still waiting for a major design innovation from OnePlus then its completely your wish. And oh, do you want to know how the upcoming 6T will look like?
Here it is, the OPPO R17 Pro.
Here Are 6 Things You Need To Know About OnePlus 6T
1. Under Display Fingerprint Sensor (Confirmed):
Amid the rumors, OnePlus finally confirms that the OnePlus 6T will sport an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor and as a result of it, the OnePlus 6T will be slightly thicker than the OnePlus 6 (+ 0.45mm). And if you are thinking it as a rumor or a leak then it’s not, OnePlus itself confirmed in an email to CNET about the above screenshot and they have also said that they wanted to have this feature starting with the OnePlus 5T but at the time of 5T, the technology was not fully developed.
2. Smaller Notch (Water Drop Notch):
We don’t know what OnePlus will call this notch as but yes, this notch looks more eye-pleasing than the OnePlus 6′ notch. However, Notch was never considered as an aesthetic prop for the overall smartphone design but this notch looks like an exception and it seems were are just one step ahead for a full screen OnePlus experience, maybe with the OnePlus 7.
3. Triple Cameras:
OnePlus may sport triple camera set up on the back which can support Samsung like variable aperture that allows to easily switch between f /1.5 and f/2.4 and apart from these two sensors it may sport a TOF 3D sensor which can help in Augmented Reality, Gesture Recognition, 3D mapping and lot more.
4. Snapdragon 845:
Yes, OnePlus 6T will sport the exact same chip as the OnePlus 6 as Qualcomm is yet to start their mass production of 855 Soc starting from Q4. So yes, maybe on the OnePlus 7. Not just this, internals wise don’t expect major changes on the OnePlus 6T when compared to OnePlus 6.
OnePlus 6T will definitely ship with Oxygen OS based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, as they are already working on the Android P Beta program and they even started rolling out Android Pie Beta to the OnePlus 6 users, followed by the OnePlus 5 and 5T users and lastly will be made available for the OnePlus 3 and 3T users.
6. No 3.5mm Jack (Confirmed):
This is definitely a shocker for everyone, particularly for OnePlus fanboys. Because headphone jack is one of the most used features on any smartphone, at least as of now. OnePlus is that kind of company which takes user feedback seriously but for their next smartphone which is nothing but the OnePlus 6T, they are ditching and the headphone jack for the first time ever and it’s definitely an intrepid move. And also, OnePlus is going to launch Bullets V2 (Type-C) alongside OnePlus 6T.
Here’s what Carl Pei has to say about ditching the headphone jack for OnePlus 6T.
When we started OnePlus, we set out to make the best possible smartphone, but making a great phone doesn’t mean putting every component available into the device. You’ve got to make decisions that optimize the user experience, and understand that at times things that provide user value can also add friction. We also had to think about the negative side [of removing the headphone jack] for our users.
We found 59% of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year – and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones. If we were to do that [remove the jack] two years ago, the percentage [of wireless headphones owners] would have been much lower and it would have caused a lot of friction for our users.
We believe now is the right time, as it’ll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low. We knew this was an option for a very long time, we were just waiting for the right time.
By removing the jack we’ve freed up more space, allowing us to put more new technology into the product. One of the big things is something our users have asked us for, improved battery life.
Finally, now let’s talk about the launch date. Considering OnePlus’ launch pattern, they should launch the OnePlus 6T in November but it seems it will be launched even earlier. If you see the above screenshot clearly, you can find the exact date, day and time of the launch and even a Chinese e-commerce site called GIZTOP already opened the pre-order page of OnePlus 6T where you can find the launch date along with other specifications. However, we recommend you to take this as a pinch of salt as it is not an official source.
Anyways, let’s wait until the official launch to find out more.
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