The OnePlus 6T launch is just a few days away after the sudden change of plans to move the date to avoid a clash with the Apple event on October 30th.
The OnePlus 6T has had its fair share of ups and downs because of multiple leaks throughout. Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming phone.
According to OnePlus staffers, the phone will be the company’s first to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. It was also confirmed to be optical rather than ultrasonic.
Credit of the other leaks goes to a German retailer Otto, who posted a listing for the OnePlus 6T which was that was then immediately clocked by GSMArena. The leak confirmed that the phone will come with a bigger 3,700mAh battery. The standard OnePlus 6T came with a 3,300mAh battery.
However much to user’s chagrin, OnePlus founder Carl Pei confirmed in an interview that the ‘next OnePlus handset’ will do away with the 3.5mm jack in favor of USB-C.’
“We found 59 per cent of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year – and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones,” he said.
“It [removing the headphone jack] was a very controversial decision. We’re not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is. We believe now is the right time, as it’ll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low.” He further justified the company’s decision.
Another blow came when CEO Pete Lau revealed some bad news regarding the OnePlus 6T, confirming that the 6T will not feature wireless charging. He said: “When we get to the day that the wireless charging can get up to speed without the implication of heat that we expect, then I believe we can integrate the technology.”
The OnePlus 6T will boast a 6.4in AMOLED screen, 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB or 8GB RAM, a dual-lens camera system and a choice of 128GB and 256GB storage. It will be running Google’s Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
About the camera, OnePlus teased, “We’ve put a lot of work into improving the camera behind the scenes, so you can expect to take even better pictures,”
Thus debunking speculation that the OnePlus 6T will follow in the footsteps of Samsung’s Galaxy A7 with a triple-lens rear camera setup, instead it will be sporting only dual rear cameras.
The OnePlus 6 dual camera system is made up of a 16-megapixel primary sensor with a 20-megapixel secondary sensor. They both have a f/1.7 aperture and both are optically stabilized.
So based on that we can expect a 12 and 20 megapixel snapper for the OnePlus 6T.
The company has yet to comment on how much the OnePlus 6T will cost. However, according to a listing by Chinese e-commerce site GizTop, the phone should retail with a $569 price-tag. CEO Pete Lau has already confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will be significantly more expensive than its predecessor
Following the launch event on 29th October, the OnePlus 6T will go on sale on 6 November.