OnePlus has been rumoured to be working on an upgraded variant of its flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone launched in June. Expected to be called the OnePlus 3T, the smartphone has been circulating in the rumour mill, hinting at an imminent unveil. OnePlus was recently also reported to have halted production of the OnePlus 3 to focus its efforts on the new variant powered by the upgraded Snapdragon 821 SoC.
The OnePlus 3, on its own, has some great specifications and performs impressively (Review), and the OnePlus 3T is likely to take that up a notch further. We take a look at all that we know about the OnePlus 3T variant so far, including the expected launch date of the smartphone.
The OnePlus 3T is expected to launch in December this year, probably sometime around Christmas. While a designer reportedly associated with the firm let out that the upgrade will be called OnePlus 3T, the names OnePlus 3s and OnePlus 3 Plus have also been floating around the Web. A more recent leak tips that the OnePlus 3T will be launched on November 14.
While at first no price had been leaked for the OnePlus 3T, a recent leak pegs it at $480 (roughly Rs. 32,100) – $80 more than the OnePlus 3, which is priced at Rs. 27,999 in India.
Let’s not forget that the OnePlus 3T is just an upgrade to the OnePlus 3, so don’t expect a massive specifications shuffle. So far, it is rumoured to be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor just like the new Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL (Review) devices, and run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat-based OxygenOS version. It will continue to sport an Optic Amoled display, as CEO Carl Pei recently confirmed that OnePlus will continue to use the same display in the anticipated future. The design of the OnePlus 3T is also expected to be similar to the flagship, with support for Dash Charge embedded as well.
Specifications from recent leaks include a larger 3300mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, as well as 64GB and 128GB built-in storage variants. The company is also tipped to include a 16-megapixel Sony IMX398 sensor for the rear camera, instead of the 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 sensor seen on the OnePlus 3.
While on paper, this isn’t much of an upgrade, but OnePlus could announce more during the big unveil, making Christmas merrier. Till then, we recommend you to take all speculations with a pinch of salt.