Oneplus has launched two smartphones for the past two years, one which they launch in the first half and the other “T” variant they launch in the second half of the year. So even this year they are expected to launch the “T” variant of the Oneplus 6 – the Oneplus 6T. Basically, the “T” variant is the slight update of the previous generation with the same design but with improved specs and industry trend like with the Oneplus 5T they brought the full view display (18:9 aspect ratio).
The design of all the Oneplus devices so far is same as that of Oppo devices as both this company is owned by BBK electronics. So we expect even the Oneplus 6T to be no different. The Oneplus 3/3T, 5, 5T and 6 are a copy of the Oppo’s R9 plus, R11, R11s, and R15 pro. The Oneplus 6T is expected to have the same design as the Oppo R17.
Oneplus India general manager Vikas Agarwal reportedly told tech2 at an event in Mumbai that Oneplus would release a new Oneplus device later this year only if the industry has something new to offer, so the launch is imminent as so much new hardware has been launched after the release of the Oneplus 6 and to keep in competition with the other manufacturers.
The box of the Oneplus 6T has been leaked by a Chinese website showing the sketch of the device with a waterdrop-like notch at the top housing a single-lens camera, a slim bezel below the screen and what appears to be an in-screen fingerprint scanner, as a fingerprint icon is on the display itself and also the renders of the device is leaked online showcasing the phone in Red glass back and triple camera setup.
The Oneplus 6T is expected to have the new waterdrop-like notch on the front along with a single-lens camera. The Oneplus 6T is expected to have a 6.4-inch Full HD+ screen, 8GB of RAM, a 25MP front-facing camera and either a 16MP/5MP dual-lens rear camera or – more likely – a triple-lens one, like the setup found on the R17 Pro. That phone has a 12MP variable aperture lens which can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures, a 20MP f/2.6 lens and a ToF (time-of-flight) 3D stereo lens. That last one can measure depth, making it useful for both the ever-popular bokeh/portrait mode and augmented reality. It’s likely to have an alert slider like on previous Oneplus handsets. They Oneplus 6T is expected to have an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is expected to be the first phone to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or a beefed up snapdragon 845 with more clock speeds like the ASUS ROG phone.
What we want to see:-
Oneplus needs to notch up their smartphone display as most of the flagship smartphones launched this year has a QHD display. The internal storage configuration should be up to 512 GB if not at least add expandable storage option. They should retain the headphone jack. They should add stereo speakers on the front. They need to add wireless charging support since it is already a glass backed phone and the wireless charging feature is pretty neat. They need to make this smartphone IP water/dust certified either IP67 or IP 68.
The Oneplus 6T is expected to launch somewhere between October end and November. Since the Previous Oneplus device Release dates have been:
- Oneplus 6 release date: 22 May 2018
- Oneplus 5T: 21 November 2017
- Oneplus 5 release date: 11 June 2017
- Oneplus 3T release date: 15 November 2016
- Oneplus 3 release date: 14 June 2016
- Oneplus X release date: 29 October 2015
- Oneplus 2 release date: 28 July 2015
- Oneplus 1 release date: 23 April 2014