OnePlus 6T: All the rumors in one place (Updated October 19)

OnePlus logo - OnePlus 6T specs, release date, news, rumors, leaks In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding OnePlus’ upcoming OnePlus 6T smartphone. Updated, October 19, 2018 (05:58PM EST): There have been a lot of new rumors popping up regarding the OnePlus 6T, such as storage configurations and even some pricing details. But the biggest news is the last-minute change to the launch date of the device. Read below for more! The times are a-changin’ in the smartphone world. The premium bracket is slowly edging beyond the $1,000 mark and you can now grab budget phones with flagship specs for less than $400. Once the plucky upstart, OnePlus is now a globally-known brand with a legion of fans with high expectations. Its latest phone, the OnePlus 6, lived up to the company’s “Never Settle” mantra, delivering a top-tier experience in almost every area — for a reasonable price. But with Xiaomi’s Pocophone F1 and other “flagship killers” vying for OnePlus’ throne, the OnePlus 6T has plenty to prove. Here’s everything we know about OnePlus’ latest T-series phone so far. Release date An image of the OnePlus 6 held out in a person's left hand with the screen on. The nitty-gritty The OnePlus 6T will launch on October 29 in New York City. This date was changed from October 30 after Apple announced its own hardware event on the same day. It will be the first OnePlus phone to launch on a U.S. carrier and could possibly work on the Verizon network. While OnePlus very quietly suggested it wouldn’t release a second flagship in 2018 — citing the lack of potential hardware upgrades — it’s now certain a third mid-cycle phone (following the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5T) will debut in Q4. We know for certain that the phone will be called the OnePlus 6T, and we also know the launch date and location: October 29, 2018, in New York City. However, that launch date isn’t the original. Originally, OnePlus announced it would launch the new smartphone on October 30. Ten days after that announcement, Apple announced a hardware event for — you guessed it — October 30. As such, OnePlus had to move its launch date a day earlier than planned, which must have been a tough call. More: Updated OnePlus Bullets Wireless on the way Honestly, we’re not even sure if the October 30 launch date was even the originally-planned date. In September, OnePlus posted a screenshot teaser from the OnePlus 6T. The fairly innocuous image of the phone’s ambient display (or always-on display) was meant to promote the new in-display fingerprint sensor. However, a few eagle-eyed writers here at Android Authority spotted that the date shown in the image — October 17 — could possibly be teasing the original launch date. Maybe? OnePlus 6T homescreen launch date fingerprint sensor CNET/OnePlus Regardless of the history of launch plans, the OnePlus 6T will make history as the first phone from the company to launch in brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S. thanks to a partnership with T-Mobile. OnePlus will reportedly sell both the global variant of the OnePlus 6T in T-Mobile stores and a T-Mobile-specific model that will be optimized for the carrier’s network which includes support for 600mHz bands, otherwise known as band 71. There is also the slight chance the OnePlus 6T could be certified to work on the Verizon network. Although Verizon certification is unlikely (but possible), it is likely the OnePlus 6T will at least partially work on Verizon if OnePlus includes the proper band support. However, if you’re hoping for a OnePlus device you can use fully on the Verizon network, don’t get your hopes up too high. Over in the U.K., it will be easier to get the OnePlus 6T than any previous OnePlus device, because more carriers than ever will carry it. Specs and features OnePlus 6 black The nitty-gritty OnePlus has confirmed the phone will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, but also confirmed the headphone jack is gone. The company also confirmed the device will launch with Android 9 Pie and a version of OxygenOS with a brand new UI. Most of the specs from the OnePlus 6 are expected to make their way to the 6T. When it comes to new numbered releases, OnePlus tends to slowly trickle out new features in the run-up to launch. Things are usually slightly different with T-series devices, so we don’t expect to hear much from the Chinese firm until its official unveiling. That being said, OnePlus apparently couldn’t help itself when it sent an email to one publication confirming that its next flagship will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor which uses an optical image sensor and AI processor to scan your prints. Editor's PickHow fingerprint scanners work: optical, capacitive, and ultrasonic variants explainedFingerprint scanners aren’t just reserved for the very top-tier of smartphones these days, with even many budget phones packing the tech these days. Technology has moved on a lot from the early days too, becoming … OnePlus has experimented with different fingerprint sensor shapes, sizes, and positions, but we now know for a fact that the OnePlus 6T will move the sensor under the screen, much like the Vivo Nex. OnePlus has confirmed that Face Unlock — which was first introduced with the OnePlus 5T — will also be available as a security option. However, with the introduction of a new feature comes the loss of an old one. In a recent interview, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei confirmed that after several years of defending its continued existence, OnePlus will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack for its next flagship. Pei says the change is necessary to accommodate “new technology,” which could be referring to the in-display sensor, explaining that “it’ll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low.” The decision has already sparked a heated debate before we’ve even seen the phone, as you might expect. As a slight silver lining, Pei confirmed OnePlus will ship a USB-C adapter with every new phone to help users adjust to the change. OnePlus also revealed a new pair of Bullets V2 earphones with a USB-C connector mere hours after news broke of the headphone jack’s demise. Dash Charge remains one of the most beloved features on any modern OnePlus phone and it’s expected to make a return with the OnePlus 6T, but perhaps under a different name. OnePlus lost an application to use the Dash trademark in Europe after being opposed by Amazon and Bragi and has since filed an application for “Warp Charge.” A new phone release would be as good a time as any to introduce the new branding. Each new OnePlus release has always been outfitted with the latest silicon from Qualcomm and there’s no reason to expect the OnePlus 6T will be any different. Much like the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC backed by 6GB/8GB RAM. More: OnePlus 6T: Five things I want to see Software-wise, the OnePlus 6T will run a version of OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The company confirmed as much in a series of social media posts regarding the upcoming device. The company also confirmed the version of OxygenOS on the 6T will be different from the version on the OnePlus 6. According to the statement, there will be new gestures and a whole new UI. We also found a leaked image of what might be the battery included with the OnePlus 6T. If the battery image is legit, the phone will have a 3,700mAh battery capacity: MySmartPrice It is very unlikely we will see wireless charging or an official IP rating on the OnePlus 6T. Design OnePlus 6 white The nitty-gritty The notch isn’t going anywhere, but it could be much smaller this time. OnePlus says the phone will be slightly thicker and sport more of a unibody look. Leaked renders of the OnePlus 6T show a slightly chunkier version of the OnePlus 6. You can’t deny that the OnePlus 6 was a beautiful phone that gave the series the makeover it had long deserved…as long as you could look past one controversial design choice: the notch. Unfortunately for all you ardent notch-haters out there, the OnePlus 6T is very likely to follow in its predecessor’s footsteps and sport a dreaded notch. Before you start lighting up the comments in a fury, however, you should know that it may not be quite so bad this time around. Oppo F9The Oppo F9 When speculating about the look of any new OnePlus phone, the best place to start is usually the latest from OnePlus’ parent/sister/some-kind-of-unspoken-relation company Oppo. This time around, we have both the Oppo R17 and Oppo F9 — two fullscreen phones which both sport what’s become known as a “waterdrop” notch. Further evidence the OnePlus 6T will feature a smaller notch design came with the alleged leak of the phone’s box lid. The underside of the lid contains an outline of the phone, showing the already confirmed in-display fingerprint scanner and a waterdrop notch. A photo showing a lid, purportedly from OnePlus 6T packaging. Weibo/Laobaotech Away from the notch, OnePlus has confirmed the shift to an in-display fingerprint sensor has prompted a slight redesign over the existing OnePlus 6. The OnePlus 6T will reportedly be 0.45mm thicker than its predecessor to accommodate the new technology. Likewise, as the rear fingerprint sensor is no longer needed, the phone will have more of a unibody look. On September 19, we got two good looks at the OnePlus 6T. The first came via a render from WinFuture, which you can see below: OnePlus 6T leak render dual camera WinFuture As you can see, it doesn’t look much different from the OnePlus 6 (save for the missing fingerprint sensor). However, when you compare the 6 to the 6T you can see a subtle size difference: OnePlus 6 vs OnePlus 6T render WinFuture The second leak we saw on September 19 was a teaser ad for the device featuring Indian celebrity Amitabh Bachchan. Check it out below: Later, on September 26, reliable leaker @OnLeaks posted renders of the OnePlus 6T, likely based off CAD files. You can see the images below: A leaked render of the OnePlus 6T. A leaked render of the OnePlus 6T. A leaked render of the OnePlus 6T. We also have a brief video which shows a render of the OnePlus 6T from all angles: Then, on October 1, we saw some more images of the device leak. These images are supposedly press images straight from OnePlus, which would make them even more reliable than the renders above. The device looks pretty much like we expected. However, the images do give us a look at both the Mirror Black and Matte Black versions — something which the renders didn’t do: Leaked press images of the OnePlus 6T. Leaked press images of the OnePlus 6T. Leaked press images of the OnePlus 6T. Price OnePlus 6 The nitty-gritty Will the price go up again? Probably! We’ve seen leaked pricing for various configurations of the 6T which point to a slight increase in cost. We’ve seen a leak of the pricing of several accessories that will supposedly launch with the OnePlus 6T. Price is always a hot topic when a new OnePlus phone rolls around and that won’t change with the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus has gradually increased the price of its flagship phones every year, taking us from the $299 OnePlus One to the $529 OnePlus 6 in just over four years. Check it out: $299 — OnePlus One $329 — OnePlus 2 $399 — OnePlus 3 $439 — OnePlus 3T $479 — OnePlus 5 $499 — OnePlus 5T $529 — OnePlus 6 While it’d be great if the OnePlus 6T bucked this trend, it seems very unlikely. The bigger question is by how much will the price increase? A leaked list of configurations and prices of the OnePlus 6T hit the internet recently. Although the prices are in Indian rupees, the leak makes it clear that we should expect the OnePlus 6T to start at a more expensive price than the OnePlus 6: OnePlus 6T leaked price specs MySmartPrice This is how those leaked prices translate: Mirror Black (6GB + 128GB) — ~$517 Mirror Black / Midnight Black (8GB + 128GB) — ~$558 Midnight Black (8GB + 256GB) — ~$612 You might be thinking, “Hey, $517 is not bad at all!” However, keep in mind the Indian prices don’t translate to the prices in the rest of the world. For example, the OnePlus 6 started at 34,999 Indian rupees, 3,000 less than the alleged pricing above. So it’s a safe bet the OnePlus 6T will be more expensive than the OnePlus 6 — just not dramatically so. Whatever the pricing might be, another question you might be asking is when can you get the phone? We fully expect pre-orders for the device to open on or relatively soon after the October 29 launch date. As for ship dates, we’ve heard rumors of November 6 (for Europe) and November 5 (for China). Judging from these two bits of information, it’s probably OK to assume the OnePlus 6T will start to ship about a week after the launch of the device on October 29. We also have a hint on pricing for the accessories which will likely launch with the OnePlus 6T. The pricing is in euros but seems to be legit: OnePlus 6T Accessories Pricing Leak. MySmartPrice For the sake of those of us living in the United States, this is how those alleged prices break down: OnePlus Nylon Bumper Case Black — ~$31.20 OnePlus Bumper Case Ebony Wood — ~$36.99 OnePlus Bumper Case Karbon — ~$36.99 OnePlus Protective Case Sandstone — ~$25.41 OnePlus Protective Case Karbon — ~$31.20 OnePlus USB-C Bullets Earphones — ~$23.10 OnePlus USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter — ~$10.36 These are all the rumors about the OnePlus 6T we have come across so far. We’ll update this page as we hear more. Meanwhile, let us know your thoughts on the possibilities of the next OnePlus phone in the comments! More OnePlust 6T coverage: October 19 — OnePlus 6T launch bumped a day to avoid clash with spotlight-stealing Apple October 19 — Swedish retailer lists ‘Ultimate Limited Edition’ of OnePlus 6T, only 100 copies October 18 — Place your bets: OnePlus 6T might be Verizon certified October 17 — Fresh OnePlus 6T leak may have revealed price, RAM/storage, launch colors October 16 — OnePlus 6T will ship with Android 9 Pie, but Pie for OnePlus 5/3 series delayed October 15 — It will be much easier to buy the OnePlus 6T than any other OnePlus phone in the UK October 12 — Two very important missing gestures are coming to OxygenOS on OnePlus 6T October 9 — Here’s when you can get your hands on OnePlus 6T in Europe October 8 — It’s official: OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 6T on October 30 October 8 — Amazon India to give away Bullets Type-C earphones with OnePlus 6T pre-orders? October 3 — OnePlus 6T in-display fingerprint sensor to offer “unmatched speed and convenience”

date: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:58:59 +0000