OnePlus 6T's launch date is 30th October
OnePlus 6T, that’s the name of the next flagship device from the Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer and is set to be released at the official launch event in New York. To confirm its legitimacy on the new device, the company also released a teaser of OnePlus 6T on its official Twitter page.
Interestingly, right before the release of the next flagship device of the OnePlus, the company itself has come forward to confirm a couple of additions and subtractions. As Carl Pei, the OnePlus co-founder confirmed to TechRadar that its next handset would drop the headphone jack and we all know OnePlus 6T’s will be sacrificed for the same and also, the revelation about the in-display fingerprint reader.
About the removal of the headphone jack, Carl Pei conveyed to TechRadar,
"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. We knew this was an option for a very long time, we were just waiting for the right time."
Do you like headphone jacks? ???? (2018 edition)— Carl Pei (@getpeid) March 14, 2018
In a series of event, many tech experts and other credible sources came up with a number of OnePlus 6T rumors which seems to be true to some extent. For instance, the improvement in the battery is reported which is expected to accompany the OnePlus 6T. Other than that, the addition in the in-built storage capacity is also disclosed, which may be a reality in the absence of the option for expandable storage.
So, going by all these inputs, there is a lot to debate, but we are going to discuss in detail about the contemplated specifications, design, price, and all other features, which may come packed with OnePlus 6T.
In the design front, OnePlus 6T hasn’t drifted much from its predecessor, OnePlus 6. Right from the rear camera placement to the rounded sides, one can’t make out much difference at the very first glance.
But according to some leaks, OnePlus 6T is said to bear a close resemblance to the Oppo R17, which is known to adhere the tear-drop notch at the top center of the screen.
As said earlier, there won't be much difference in the design of the OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 6, the new flagship device will stick to the same glass sandwich design, with a tear-drop notch, and a small chin to maximize overall screen size by a few millimeters.
With more than 90 percent screen to body ratio (all thanks to the tear-drop notch design), we are expecting OnePlus to pack a Full HD+ resolution (2340×1080 pixels) display in the new model of its 6.4-inch AMOLED screen.
Apart from this, the biggest transformation that will be there in the OnePlus 6T will be the in-display fingerprint scanner that will be called Screen Unlock. It will be a kind of an optical scanner, rather than a secure ultrasonic alternative. And due to it, OnePlus 6T will be 0.45mm thicker than the OnePlus 6.
The credits to Geekbench leak, OnePlus 6T OS is confirmed to be the Android Pie right out of the box, and at the time when its predecessor is already running on the latest Android version, we don't expect OnePlus to slump on the same.
The leak has also hinted at the Snapdragon 845 chipset, coupled with 8GB of RAM for exceptional multi-tasking performance.
In terms of storage, the new device will come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options, with the option of microSD card missing from the pack. The rumor also suggests an added model with a storage option of 512GB.
The leaked battery images exhibited a jump of 500mAh from the existing 3300mAh to 3700mAh, which is a significant leap in the battery juice and will help the user to go on with the device a little more longer.
About the wireless charging, there is still uncertainty about the same. OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau said,
"We're working hard on this. 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."
There are different claims about the camera of the OnePlus 6T. Some rumors claim it to be three cameras set up and other say it to be two lenses. But if we go by the device teasers, there should be dual-lens pairing with the primary camera sitting at around 16MP and another one as 6 or 8MP.
Whatever it may be, we all know what substance is held by the OnePlus device’s camera. So, expecting a top-notch camera is not a big deal and a score of 99 on DxOMark (a respected camera review site), we can be assured of the same. The rating of OnePlus 6T is three notches up from its predecessor which has scored 96 on the same website.
The release date of OnePlus 6T is loud and clear, and that is 30th October. The company will be hosting the event in New York City, and it will take place at 11 AM EST, 8 AM PST, 8:30 PM IST, and 3 PM GMT. If you can afford to take out some time, you can hit the deck; else, you can catch the live streaming of the event on the official OnePlus website and YouTube channel.
For laying your hands on the flagship device, you will have to wait for one more week, as the company will start shipping the OnePlus 6T on 6th November. Furthermore, if someone goes for the pre-order spree, there will be some freebies depending upon the country and region. For instance, in India, Amazon India has offered USB-C earphones and some Amazon credit.
Going to our #OnePlus6T NYC launch on October 30? Visit our megathread for helpful tips on all things launch related.— OnePlus (@oneplus) October 9, 2018
OnePlus has made it clear we3ll before the launch of its new device that there will be an increase in the price due to the pricey new components. Going by that, the OnePlus 6T price may be tagged at $600 or more because OnePlus 6 starts at $529, and we can anticipate a jump of $100 or more.
The US customers will get some relief, as OnePlus has announced its partnership with T-Mobile US, which will let the customer get the new OnePlus device at a significant dip.