Another exciting smartphone is coming soon to take on the Galaxy Note 9, Pixel 3 XL and the new iPhone XS. We’re talking about the OnePlus 6T. In this post, we’ll go over all the latest OnePlus 6T release date details, news, leaks, rumors and more for potential buyers. Including some exciting new information that makes this phone worth waiting for.
Earlier this year the company released its OnePlus 6. A premium high-end phone comparable to the Galaxy S9 or Note 9 but for only $529. Yes, that’s half the price of the competition. It has plenty to offer like a premium design, edge-to-edge screen, dual cameras and more. However, we’re expecting something even better from the OnePlus 6T.
Rumors suggest a bigger edge-to-edge screen with a much smaller notch, powerful cameras, an in-display fingerprint scanner and other subtle improvements as we await the OnePlus 7 in 2019. We don’t know too much yet, but the box recently leaked and unveiled some big surprises. Here’s what you need to know.
- OnePlus 6T Release Date: Mid October or Early November
- What is the OnePlus 6T?: An upgraded version of the company’s high-end phone released earlier this year.
- What to expect?: A bigger screen and smaller notch, a design similar to OP6, better cameras, and maybe more cameras.
- How Much Will it Cost?: Around $549-$579
Now that you know a few of the basics and we’ve answered some important questions, read on for the latest news and rumors.
Latest OnePlus 6T News (September 10th, 2018)
Before we get started, this section will always show the latest news and rumors to give you the highlights and recent info.
A recent leak and report from CNET confirms the OnePlus 6T will indeed be one of the first flagship phones in the United States to have a fingerprint scanner inside the screen. This futuristic technology is finally coming to the mainstream. Furthermore, the photo CNET received hints at the launch event and release date at the same time. Suggesting an October 17th launch event or release date.
Additionally, earlier this month a site received photos of the retail box which details the specs, a smaller waterdrop notch, and a fingerprint sensor inside the screen. That’s now two different sources talking about the fingerprint scanner. It’s safe to say this IS happening.
The image above confirms the name, OnePlus 6T, but the image below is the important one. It shows the tiny notch inside the screen at the top, a bezel-free design, and more. Then, surprisingly, you can see the in-glass fingeprint scanner. Well, if these images are real.
This is all we’ve seen so far, but it’s certainly exciting. Then, CNET recently unleashed a ton of information. According to sources who spoke with CNET, the OnePlus 6T will arrive sometime in October.
Furthermore, they also claim OnePlus will finally have a partner US carrier sell its phone online and in stores for the first time in history. Yes, the OnePlus 6T will reportedly be available from T-Mobile in the United States, then unlocked online for every other carrier like previous phones. This is big news if true, and a good sign for US buyers.
OnePlus 6T Release Date
First things first, when will you be able to buy the OnePlus 6T? Well, we’re not really sure, but we have a good idea. The company releases two phones each year, with the second model coming near the end of the year to battle Samsung, Apple, and Google. They usually wait until everyone else releases phones, then they swoop in at a lower price to steal sales and customers weighing their options.
With that in mind, the OnePlus 6T will almost certainly get announced sometime in October, and hit shelves around the world come November 19th. That’s my guess. However, the CNET report above said it’ll arrive in October. They said October was the plan and that came from reliable sources.
Furthermore, the photo CNET received hints at an October 10th launch event, followed by an October 17th release date. Well, or something similar. You can see the image to the right, which has a cryptic date & time, followed by the date below. We could see an October 17th launch event with a release in early November. We’re not suyre. Let us know what you think in the comments below. We’ll update once we know more.
OnePlus 6T Design & Display
This year the OnePlus 6 has a huge 6.3-inch screen comparable to the Galaxy Note 9, only with a notch similar to the iPhone X. And while we don’t think they’ll ditch the notch until 2019, they will make it smaller. So far we’re hearing the new 6T will have a similar overall design and camera setup, but look like what’s shown below. This is a fan-made (fake) concept video by the popular YouTuber ConceptCreator.
This is a great representation of what we could see later this year. OnePlus is part of a bigger company who also makes phones under the brand name Oppo and Vivo, two of which have phones with a design like we’re seeing above.
Each year Oppo releases a phone outside of the United States, and a very similar device becomes the next OnePlus phone. So, we’re assuming the OnePlus 6T will look similar to the new Oppo R17, or a few other devices.
Basically, the OnePlus 6T could come with a truly edge-to-edge bezel-less display. If not, it might look similar to the recently announced Oppo R17. Give us a premium metal and glass phone with a notch that’s as small as possible. Then, hide the speaker in the metal frame for almost a true edge-to-edge display.
We’re still expecting two (or maybe 3) cameras on the back, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, potentially wireless charging, and everything else buyers already know and love about OnePlus phones. The company won’t make any major changes to the design. They’re saving the in-display fingerprint scanner and any groundbreaking new designs for the OnePlus 7 in 2019.
OnePlus 6T Specs & Features
A bigger 6.4-inch display and small notch aren’t the only exciting aspects of this phone. And while we’re not sure exactly what’s coming yet, things can only change so much in six months. So, this is what you can expect based on rumors, leaks, and the current technology available.
OnePlus 6T Specs (Rumored)
- 6.4-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display (or 1080p)
- Snapdragon 845 Processor with 6-8GB of RAM (Same as OnePlus 6, Note 9)
- 64/128/256GB of storage, no microSD slot
- 12MP and secondary 20MP rear cameras with an f/1.7 aperture. Maybe 3 cameras
- 16MP front-facing selfie camera
- Android 9 Pie
- Rear fingerprint scanner, Fast Face Unlock, more
- 3,500 mAh Battery with Fast Charging, Wireless Charging
- 3.5 mm headphone jack, BT 5.0, NFC, 4G LTE, alert slider
As you can see, everything above is pretty expected. From the bigger screen, the latest processor, to more RAM. The OnePlus 5T had smaller bezels than the 5 and a better camera, and we’re expecting a similar type of improvement with the 6T. Personally, I think we’ll get a 6.4-inch screen, 128GB of storage, and a bigger battery than previous years.
One leak states a 6.4-inch screen, variable aperture cameras, 24MP front camera, in-display fingerprint scanner, waterdrop notch, and two batteries inside that combine for 3,700 mAh of juice. We’ll have to wait for more information before we say anything further.
And if you were wondering, yes, it will have a 3.5mm headphone jack. For those keeping track, this phone should match the Note 9 across the board on just about everything.
OnePlus 6T Price & Other Details
While we wait for leaks or rumors, we want to talk about the price and a few other things. We know OnePlus will likely undercut the competition when it comes to how much this phone will cost, but we’ll have to wait for more information. When Samsung charges $800 for a phone and Apple wants $1,000 but then the OnePlus 6 arrived for $529 people noticed. We’re expecting something similar with the 6T.
In fact, the report from CNET claims the OnePlus 6T will cost only $550 when it arrives in October or November online and in T-Mobiles stores. Making it comparable to the Galaxy Note 9 for almost $500 less.
We’re expecting the same thing here in 2018, although don’t be surprised if the price increases like it did the last two years. The OnePlus 5 was only $479, while the newer OnePlus 5T hit shelves for just $499 last year. Just remember, that $550 is for the base 64 or 128GB model. OnePlus will also offer 128, 256 and maybe even a 512GB model for $579, $599, or $649.
In closing, just know that the new OnePlus 6T will arrive sometime in October or November and give the Galaxy Note 9, Pixel 3 XL, and new iPhone 11 a run for their money. We’ll update this post the moment we know more about this new phone.
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