One Plus didn’t keep it a secret that its next phone (OnePlus 6T) is fast approaching. But surprisingly, the full leak of the phone was not enough-at least until now. WinFuture posted leaked images today of what looks like a phone in a glossy and matte black finish (the glossy version shown above).
The real highlight of the design is its notch: its predecessor, the OnePlus 6, had a notch that took up about a third of the top of the screen; the OnePlus 6T, on the other hand, has a much smaller notch, really just dropping down to wrap around the front camera. This is about as minimal as you can get with a cutout.
NO HEADPHONE JACK, BUT IT GETS AN IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR
The design is not surprising-it looks almost identical to the Oppo phone released in August. Oppo and OnePlus share the same parent company, and OnePlus regularly redesigned oppo designs, but changed branding, software, and requirements in ways that make the phones appeal outside of China, India, and other markets generally focused on the Oppo.
There weren’t many supposed specs leaks just yet, so we don’t know a lot about the device aside from what it looks like — presumably it’ll be a Snapdragon 845 and at least have 6GB of RAM like the OnePlus 6 — although with OnePlus confirmed a few key changes: the phone won’t have a headphone Jack, which is very bad (but can be smoothed out at the expense of some super cheap headphones). But because of this, it may have a large battery, and the OnePlus also confirmed that the phone will include a fingerprint sensor on the display, which explains why we don’t see it here on the back of the device.
The phone should also run with Android Pie, as the OnePlus 6 has already been updated. And there are rumors that the phone may be sold by T-Mobile, which will mark the first direct support of the operator in the US and can be a great incentive for sales and attention. The company plans to price it around $550, only slightly more than the OnePlus 6.
When will it come out, it’s not clear yet. One sketchy rumor pointed to a mid-October announcement that would be a month earlier when the OnePlus 5T was announced last year.