OnePlus 6T: What we know about the rumoured OnePlus 6 successor

OnePlus 6T release date, specs, features, price and all the latest news

OnePlus is thought to be working on a souped-up version of the fan favourite OnePlus 6, dubbed the OnePlus 6T. Here’s everything we’ve heard about the handset to date, including all the latest OnePlus 6T news, rumours and leaks, plus speculative release date, specs and pricing details. 

OnePlus 6T Design and Specs: What does it look like, and is it a beast?

There isn’t a whole lot of surrounding the OnePlus 6T right now. In fact, we haven’t caught wind of chatter claiming that OnePlus is sticking to its usual half-yearly release schedule. But if it does, it could be the first handset on the market to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 CPU – the successor to the Snapdragon 845.

Related: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 

GizChina has reason to believe that the OnePlus 6T will feature a pop-up front-facing camera like the Vivo Nex, since Vivo is owned by the same parent company as OnePlus. The outlet also speculated that it could adopt the same rear-facing tri-camera setup as local rival Huawei’s flagship P20 Pro, as well as 5G to give it a competitive edge.

A OnePlus 6T concept render, drawn up by Science and Knowledge

And that’s all we’ve heard, so let’s move onto what we want to see.

An in-screen fingerprint reader

In-screen fingerprint readers are tipped to be the next big thing in the mobile space, so we’d like to see OnePlus leap ahead of the curve by including such a sensor on the OnePlus 6T – provided its reliable enough to serve as the main method of authentication, something Huawei failed to achieve with the Porsche Design Mate RS.

No notch

We’d love to see OnePlus take a leaf out of Vivo’s design book for the OnePlus 6T, scrapping the horrendous notch that cuts into the screen on the OnePlus 6. Moving the 16MP front-facing camera to a retractable tray on top of the handset (think: Vivo Nex) would let it do just that, thus delivering an almost-all-screen experience.

A QHD screen

OnePlus has never bundled a screen that exceeds Full HD resolution on its smartphones to keep the cost down. But with most of the high-end market now using QHD screens that’s no longer a viable option. If Oneplus wants to continue to compete with the big dogs and keep the Flagship-killer tagline then it needs to introduce a more impressive screen.

A headphone jack

Need I explain?

OnePlus 6T Release Date: When does it come out?

The OnePlus 6T will launch in the United States in October, according to CNET, where it will be available through local carrier T-Mobile on a host of 12- and 24-month tariffs or for $550 (£430) outright – marking the first time a OnePlus handset has ever been released with the backing of a significant carrier in the region.

It’s expected to be released in Europe around the same time.

What feature are you hoping to see on the OnePlus 6T? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

Privacy Settings