OnePlus 6T Complete Rumor Roundup: What Did You Miss So Far

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Time and again, OnePlus has shown Android users what a flagship killer device coupled with premium design and a reasonable price looks like. Now, we are looking at another beast from Oneplus which will unquestionably change the course for premium smartphones like Google Pixel 3 XL, iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and many more.

Yes! We are talking about OnePlus 6T. Let’s digest all the rumors overflowing on the Internet and compile the real facts about OnePlus 6T.

Latest news about OnePlus 6T –

October 22th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T first Camera sample out
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shared an image on the Chinese news website Weibo which appear to be captured from the OnePlus 6T.

The image is of downtown Shenzhen city lights caught at dawn. The EXIF data of the image is not available, however, you can see the detailing of the sky and the vibrant colors which suggest the superior quality of OnePlus 6T camera. Read the whole story here

October 19th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T launch event rescheduled after clash with Apple iPad event
OnePlus has announced in a blog post that it has changed the OnePlus launch event entire schedule to October 29th. This comes a day after Apple announced that it will be holding the iPad event on October 30th.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said in the blog post ” “If we chose to stick to our original timeline, launching the OnePlus 6T on October 30, we would be overshadowed by Apple,” The new schedule is October 29, at 11 AM EDT in Newyork. Read the whole story here.

More OnePlus 6T News
October 17th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T price revealed; 6GB starts with Rs. 37,999 (~516.26)
A Twitter user who has been responsible for a lot of phone leaks, has something new for the OnePlus 6T.

As reported by Mysmartprice, OnePlus 6T Indian variant will start with the price of Rs. 37,999 for the 6GB of RAM + 128GB. The 8GB of RAM + 128GB will cost for Rs. 40,999 and the 8GB of RAM + 256GB will cost Rs. 44,999

October 12th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T to arrive with new gestures and redesigned UI
OnePlus UX Head, Crayon Hsieh,  said in an interview that the upcoming flagship device will be carrying a revamped user interface (UI) as well as a whole new navigation gesture system

Apart from that, the device power button will offer Google Assistant functionality upon tapping it. Read the whole story here ⇒ 

October 9th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T will go on sale on November 6th
According to the Verge, the upcoming flagship from OnePlus will start selling from November 6th, only a week after its official launch on October 30th.

As for its Indian customers, the device is available for pre-booking on Amazon India and will go live on November 2nd.

October 9th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T available for pre-booking on Amazon, battery revealed to be 3700 mAh
Previously, OnePlus co-founder confirmed that OnePlus 6T will have a much larger battery while discussing about the removal of headphone jack. Now the company has confirmed that the device will have 3700 mAh of battery life, a 10% increase from the former device – OnePlus 6.

Also, today the device is available for pre-booking on Amazon India. Upon pre-booking the device, Indian consumers will get OnePlus Type-C Bullets earphones for free, along with a ₹500 ($6.75) Amazon gift card.

October 8th, 2018 - OnePlus confirms the launch date as October 30
October 3th, 2018 - OnePlus CEO explains the working of 6T in-display fingerprint sensor
According to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, the new OnePlus device uses optical fingerprint module, which further houses a small lens that registers your fingerprint as you push your finger on the device glass.

The device also has a “Trust Zone” in its Snapdragon 845 SoC. All the fingerprint data is stored in the Trust Zone. Since it is not uploaded to OnePlus servers, it’s easy for the device to identify perpetrators. Read the whole story here ⇒

October 2th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T won't have Wireless Charging and a IP Rating
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed to CNET, that OnePlus 6T will not have support for Wireless charging. Even more, the device will not have an IP rating as well.

According to Lau, it will have one of the strongest water resistant phones in the market, however, they have collectively decided not to waste money on “unreasonable” things such as giving it IP rating.

September 26th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T high-quality renders
New renders leaked by MysmartPrice and @OnLeaks show the true design of the upcoming OnePlus flagship device.

According to the new renders, OnePlus 6T dimensions appear out to be  157.5 x 75.7 x 8.2mm. Read the whole story here ⇒

September 19th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T first teaser video out, starring Amitabh Bachchan
September 13th, 2018 - No headphone jack in OnePlus 6T
In a excluisve interview with TechRadar, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei states the upcoming 6T will not have a headphone jack.

“We found 59% of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year – and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones.” Pei expects this number to increase with the introduction of its Bullets Wireless earphones. Read the whole story here ⇒

September 10th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T in-display fingerprint scanner confirmed
In an e-mail exchange with CNET, OnePlus confirmed the new device will be coming with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

One plus also said, ” By adding this feature as an addition to other display unlocking options such as Face Unlock, users will have options to unlock the display in a way that is most efficient for them.” Read the whole story here ⇒

September 4th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T Retail Box reveals in-display fingerprint scanner and a teardrop notch
This is the first biggest leak of OnePlus 6T device. Thanks to Weibo, the packaging box images of OnePlus 6T are out on the Internet.

From the images, you can see the new design of OnePlus 6T which houses a new teardrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor. Read the whole story here

August 17th, 2018 - OnePlus 6T Price Out; Coming in October
According to CNET, OnePlus 6T will be arriving in October. For the first time, T-mobile will be its first exclusive US carrier partner. As for the price, OnePlus 6T reportedly will come for a price tag of $550. Read the whole story here ⇒

How much OnePlus 6T will cost you

[OnePlus 6T Price]

Over the years, OnePlus is making incremental price changes for their flagship devices. Their first device OnePlus One started with a price for $299 and their present flagship OnePlus 6 starts for a price of $529.

However, if you look it another way, they have maintained a small incremental price change over the years. For instance, OnePlus 5T was $479. Before that OnePlus kept the same price tag of $479. OnePlus 3T started for $439 and so on.

Going by their track record, OnePlus 6T will likely to keep a starting price of $600 which is ~$70 addition form the previous model. However, CNET has previously reported OnePlus 6T will arrive for $550.

Whatever might be the case, OnePlus price segment is still substantially low than devices with same specs.

When is OnePlus 6T coming –

[OnePlus 6T Release Date]

Despite the speculation that OnePlus device is arriving on October 17th, the company has now confirmed the OnePlus 6T is set to launch on October 30th. OnePlus will hold an exclusive launch in New York as well as in New Delhi.

After the launch, the device will start shipping on November 6th, a week after its official release. Presently, the device is already available for pre-booking on Amazon India. Also, the device is going up for sale on November 2nd on Amazon India.

OnePlus 6T Specs and Features

Screen Unlock [In-display Fingerprint Reader]

OnePlus in-display fingerprint sensor

First and foremost, let’s talk about the most-awaited feature of OnePlus 6T – in-display fingerprint reader or what OnePlus like to call it “Screen Unlock.”

As a matter of fact, we have seen it already seen it on Vivo and Oppo devices. However, considering the promising interview of OnePlus CEO Pete, its safe to assume that OnePlus screen unlock will be far better and snappy, in comparison to other devices in the market

Pete said that OnePlus uses optical fingerprint module, which houses a small lens that registers your fingerprint as you push your finger on the device glass. Essentially, the sensor behind the lens reads the exact dimensions and shape of your finger, taking help of the screen which acts as a light source.

In the same interview, he also mentioned the OnePlus 6T processor chip would have something called “Trust Zone” where all the fingerprint data will be stored. In other words, the data will remain within the device rather than going to the OnePlus servers. Keeping the screen unlock data on the phone will also help to identify perpetrators much faster.

Teardrop Notch [ Design Changes]

Yeah! I still consider it as a separate part of a device. Ever since, I saw the deep, ugly notch on the latest Google Pixel 3, my disliking towards the design disaster is now more than ever.

However…I actually felt quite okay when looking at the OnePlus 6T teardrop notch. While I still don’t like the concept at all, OnePlus small little cut-out can be ignored if you get a ridiculous amount of screen-to-body ratio. Overall, OnePlus 6T is only a few millimeters away from an infinity display which isn’t bad at all.

Apart from the notch, there are minimal changes in the overall design. Like the predecessor OnePlus 6, the device will come with a glass back and tiny bezels. The bottom chin of OnePlus 6 seems to be a little bit smaller.

Going by the rumors, the device is expected to come with 6.4-inch AMOLED screen, combined with a  2340×1080 px resolution and reportedly, a 91.5% screen-to-body ratio.

No Headphone Jack

A rather sad upgrade or as I will like to call it “a degrade” in the new OnePlus 6T device is the drop of the headphone jack.

OnePlus has been one of the device makers who still kept a headphone jack in their flagships. Unfortunately, that is going to change soon enough with the release of OnePlus 6T.

It appears like there was some major strategy shift within the company on how to tackle the competitive market. Not so long ago, OnePlus itself was announcing the importance of headphone jack.

On the good side, the company has launched new USB Type-C headphones (Wired and Bluetooth) to help us forget about the 3.5mm headphone jack. I don’t know about you guys, but I will never accept the idea of killing headphone jack. And FYI, few smartphone manufacturers still believe in sending headphone connector instead of bundling a headphone jack; hopefully, OnePlus won’t follow the same steps.

Wireless Charging and Water Resistance [Yes or No]

Wireless Charging is gradually becoming a necessary feature of any device. Some premium devices have managed to make it their own, other devices makers are following.

To me, it feels like an important feature to include in a high-end device. If you are going with glass back, then why not do a little more and add wireless charging. OnePlus, on the other hand, have some different opinions about wireless charging.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has previously confirmed OnePlus 6T will not offer Wireless charging. One time, a OnePlus representative said “we don’t really feel the need to add wireless charging. We’re not going to add a feature just for the sake of it.”

Even if they say so, I wouldn’t be so sure for future OnePlus devices. What they did with the headphone jack, could happen to Wireless Charging as well; change of heart.

And about that water resistance, OnePlus 6T will have water resistance, however, it won’t include any kind of IP rating. In other words, if your future OnePlus 6T falls in a bucket full of water, you can only pray.

Under the Hood [Hardware and Software]

As of now, we know OnePlus 6T will come with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and will continue to go along with 6, 8GB RAM and storage options like 64 GB, 128GB and 256GB. Also, OnePlus has confirmed the device will have a 3700mAh battery life, a 10% increase form the OnePlus 6.

You could say that there won’t be much hardware changes from the OnePlus 6. But there is a big surprise for every OnePlus fan. OnePlus 6T will have Android Pie right out the box.

Presently, OnePlus 6 is running Android Pie, and soon all the previous-gen OnePlus devices will be receiving the Android 9 Pie update as well. The upcoming OnePlus device will have some new software features such as a revamped UI and improved Navigation gestures.

What Do You Think?

What are your views on the upcoming features of OnePlus 6T smartphone? Share your views in the comments section below.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Has 10GB RAM Along With 5G Connectivity
Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet Singh

Charanjeet owns an iPhone but his love for Android customization lives on. If you ever ask him to choose between an iPhone, Pixel or Xiaomi; better if you don't.

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