OnePlus 6T release date, price, news and leaks

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The OnePlus 6T is going to be with us by the end of the month

The OnePlus 6T launch date is currently confirmed for October 30 this year, and we’re beginning to see a lot of and a lot of OnePlus 6T leaks, and actual facts, seem online. The OnePlus 6T launch date is currently confirmed for October 30 this year, and we’re beginning to see a lot of and a lot of OnePlus 6T leaks, and actual facts, seem online.

Just recently we have seen OnePlus confirm that the 6T will boast an in-display fingerprint scanner as it ditches the headphone jack – 2 major moves for the firm.

Update: OnePlus has confirmed that following the October 30 announcement of the OnePlus 6T it’ll hit stores on November 6. the company has additionally disclosed that the fingerprint scanner will be optical, instead of ultrasonic.

The OnePlus 6T is about to switch the OnePlus 6, itself a successful phone managing to match handsets nearly twice its value.

While a six monthly flagship turnaround could seem a bit fast, it’s quickly becoming the norm with the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony and Huawei all launching a brand new premium device twice a year.

It’s no surprise OnePlus does too, and the OnePlus 6T will actually be the firm’s ninth phone in its short 5-year existence.

We’re pulling along all the OnePlus 6T leaks, rumors and facts below, and we’ve also had a think about what we’d prefer to see from the new OnePlus phone.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The next T-variant flagship from OnePlus
  • When is it out? October 30 launch, November 6 in stores
  • What will it cost? Probably at least $529 / £469 (around AU$840)

OnePlus 6T release date

  • OnePlus 6T launch date confirmed for October 30
  • Hitting stores on November 6

OnePlus has confirmed it’s hosting an official launch for the 6T in new york on October 30. it’ll be happening at 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST / 3 PM GMT (1 AM AEST the following day).

You can head along to the event if you’re quick enough to shop for tickets, however, it’ll even be live-streamed around the world on the official OnePlus website and YouTube, therefore, you’ll be able to catch it no matter wherever you live.

As for when you will truly be able to get the OnePlus 6T, that date has now been revealed to be November 6.

And if you pre-order you would possibly get some freebies with it, as an Amazon India listing said you get free USB-C earphones and a few Amazon credit. we would not count on similar pre-order bonuses necessarily being offered in all regions, however, don’t be shocked if there is some sort of pre-order perk where you are.

OnePlus 6T price

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  • Will cost more than the OnePlus 6 ($529, £469, around AU$840)

We don’t know specifically what the OnePlus 6T will cost, however, the company has said the value will be going up to account for expensive new parts (most notably the in-screen scanner).

This is no surprise because the OnePlus 6 started at $529 (£469, around AU$840) and costs have been gradually crawling up since the range debuted back in 2014.

But while the OnePlus 6T value will rise, it still most likely will not be anywhere around the likes of the iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

In the United States of America, you will be able to get the OnePlus 6T from a carrier for the first time, as OnePlus has said it’s looking into it, and a more recent rumor suggests the Chinese firm can open up a partnership with the T-Mobile United States of America.

OnePlus 6T design and display

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  • A teardrop notch and minimal bezel
  • No IP rating

The OnePlus 6T may not be official yet however, some features are, as OnePlus has confirmed that the phone can have an in-screen scanner known as Screen Unlock.

We also know that it will be an optical scanner, instead of the more accurate and secure ultrasonic alternative.

OnePlus has disclosed that as results of the OnePlus 6T boast an in-display fingerprint scanner, it’ll be 0.45mm thicker than the OnePlus 6, presumably making it 8.25mm thick overall.

Apparently, the phone also will have a lot of unibody design than its predecessor.

The company did not say anything regarding the design, however, we’ve seen some leaked images that are apparently official promoting shots, therefore if that is true then they must show the final style of the OnePlus 6T.

They show a teardrop notch on top of the screen instead of the big notch on the OnePlus 6, whereas around the back there is still a dual-lens camera, however, the flash has been moved slightly as there isn’t any fingerprint scanner.

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OnePlus 6T in Midnight Black. Credit: WinFuture / Roland Quandt

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OnePlus 6T in Mirror Black. Credit: WinFuture / Roland Quandt

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The OnePlus 6T compared to the OnePlus 6. Credit: WinFuture / Roland Quandt

The shots show the phone in each midnight Black and Mirror Black, with the previous apparently having a frosted finish.

We’ve also seen other leaked renders. These are apparently based on factories CADs (computer-aided designs) and you can see them below.

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They match with the photographs on top of, showing that the phone incorporates a teardrop notch housing a single-lens camera on the front, a slim bezel below the screen and a dual-lens camera on the rear.

Along with the renders, the source claims that the OnePlus 6T is 157.5 x 75.7 x 8.2mm, rising to 8.6mm where the camera sticks out, making it slightly larger and thicker than the OnePlus 6.

However, we’ve additionally seen earlier leaked renders, that look similar but show a triple-lens rear camera.

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This could be our first clear look at the OnePlus 6T. Credit: Weibo

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Here it is in white. Credit: Weibo

So we’re not sure which is correct yet, but most rumors appear to suggest that the OnePlus 6T will just have a dual-lens camera.

We’ve also seen several photos seemingly showing the retail box, which handily additionally includes a sketch of the OnePlus 6T.

That sketch matches the renders on top of, showing a small teardrop notch at the top housing a single-lens camera, a slim bezel below the screen and a fingerprint icon on the display, hinting at the now-confirmed in-screen scanner.

The images, that you’ll see below, do not show the rear of the OnePlus 6T, however, the design is more or less identical to the Oppo R17 and Oppo R17 pro, and there is a reason to believe that the OnePlus 6T could share several of the features found on the Oppo R17.

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Is this the box for the OnePlus 6T? (credit: Weibo)

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That’s because previous OnePlus handsets have more than a passing similitude to Oppo phones (both makers are owned by the same firm), therefore the link here isn’t all that tough to fathom.

That might mean that the OnePlus 6T features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ screen, 8GB of RAM, a 25MP front-facing camera and either a 16MP/5MP dual-lens rear camera or a triple-lens one, just like the setup found on the R17 pro.

That phone features a 12MP variable aperture lens which might switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures, a 20MP f/2.6 lens and a ToF (time-of-flight) 3D stereo lens. That last one will measure depth, making it helpful for both the ever-popular bokeh/portrait mode and augmented reality.

One thing we know is that the OnePlus 6T will not have an ip rating, which means it will not have an official water resistance rating, though the company has said it can still be a lot of water resistant than any of its past handsets.

OnePlus 6T camera

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  • A dual or triple-lens rear camera

As noted on top of, the OnePlus 6T might have a similar camera to either the Oppo R17 (which features a 16MP and 5MP dual-lens pairing), or the Oppo R17 pro (which features a 12MP variable aperture lens which may switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures, a 20MP f/2.6 lens and a ToF 3D stereo lens – so 3 lenses in total).
But we’re unsure which (if either) of them it’ll be like, as whereas leaked renders on top of show 3 lenses, there’s also a suggestion that it might have just 2.

For one thing, there is the leaked render below, which shows just 2 lenses, however, there is also an official teaser video for the phone which has a glimpse at the rear. sadly, a part of it is covered by someone’s hand, therefore we can’t be sure a lens is not covered, however, only 2 are visible.

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This image suggests the OnePlus 6 has a dual-lens rear camera. Credit: WinFuture

However several lenses it has though, the camera on the OnePlus 6 might be smart but almost a match for some rivals.

We say that as a result of another leak suggests it’s set to score 99 on DxOMark (a respected camera review site). that is more than the 96 of the OnePlus 6, but less than a variety of other phones.

OnePlus 6T power and performance

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  • Tipped to have the newest Snapdragon 845 chip and 8GB of RAM

The OnePlus 6T is sure to possess the best Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset available at the time alongside lots of RAM (the OnePlus 6 came with a choice of 6GB or 8GB).

Don’t expect a microSD card slot though, based on past form, whereas the screen resolution is extremely much a question mark – OnePlus has consistently cursed with Full HD resolutions, however, that’s feeling ever a lot of dated, so sooner or later we’d expect a jump to QHD or higher.

OnePlus 6T headphone jack

  • OnePlus has confirmed the 6T will not have a headphone jack
  • It will include a 3.5mm jack adapter in the box

It will not have one. OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has exclusively confirmed to TechRadar that its next phone will drop the headphone jack.

OnePlus believes now is the right time to get rid of the jack, and it’s allowing it to bring new technology to the handset (such as the leaked in-display fingerprint scanner) also as improved battery life.

To try and ease the pain of losing the earphone jack, OnePlus is doing 2 things.

There will be an adapter included in the box of the OnePlus 6T, allowing you to plug your 3.5mm connected headphones into the phone – although you will not be able to charge it at the same time.
OnePlus has also declared its Type-C Bullets headphones, which might plug directly into the USB-C port of the OnePlus 6T without the need for an adapter. they will cost £15.99 and arrive at the same time as the phone later this year.

OnePlus 6T battery

  • Confirmed: there will be a battery life improvement on the OnePlus 6T vs 6
  • Battery size might be 3,700mAh
  • No wireless charging

It could be the utilization of more efficient chips, a change in screen technology, an increase in battery size, or a mixture of things – however, OnePlus would not be drawn into giving us any longer information regarding it at this point.

It’s probably that a bigger battery a minimum of plays a role though, as a leak suggests that the OnePlus 6T will have a 3,700mAh one, up from 3,300mAh in the OnePlus 6.

We also know that the OnePlus 6T won’t have wireless charging, because the company has confirmed as much.

OnePlus 6T: what we want to see

We don’t know anything much regarding the OnePlus 6T yet however based on the OnePlus 6 and what’s going on within the rest of the phone world we know what we wish from it.

1. A QHD and/or HDR screen

One of the most obvious ways in which OnePlus manages to keep the prices of its handsets down is with the screen. every OnePlus flagship to date has come with a Full HD resolution display, however, that’s no longer the norm at the top of the mobile market.

QHD (2K) resolutions currently adorn several of the top Android smartphones, and with the increasing screen size of recent OnePlus handsets, a better resolution would mean an even sharper screen.

There is an argument that the difference between Full HD and QHD is not all that obvious, and for several that is true – therefore here’s a special suggestion for the OnePlus 6T: HDR (high dynamic range).

If the OnePlus 6T screen features HDR support it would create movies and gaming look even better, with enhanced light-weight and dark areas providing added depth and immersion.

2. A whopping 512GB of storage

This would not be a cheap choice, but it’s one that will likely please the hardcore OnePlus fans because the company appears to be dead-set against including an expandable storage choice on its devices.

We’ve already seen 512GB teased for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, thus it would not be the first to offer this storage size, and it means that we could go crazy with the 4K video recording and Netflix downloads.

3. Keeping the headphone jack

OnePlus has been very vocal over the past year or so about the fact that it’s kept the 3.5mm headphone port on its smartphones whereas others ditch it from their devices.

We want the port to stay on the OnePlus 6T, providing users with the flexibleness of being able to plug in their favorite set of headphones which also keeping the USB-C port available, just in case you wish to charge the phone as well.

4. Stereo speakers

The OnePlus 6 has just one speaker, and its placement at the bottom of the phone makes it simple to muffle, thus we’d wish to see it ideally moved and definitely doubled up for the OnePlus 7, with a second speaker allowing loud stereo sound.

Sure, you’ll probably mostly use headphones anyway, however having a top quality speaker setup can create all the difference after you just want to watch a YouTube video or hear a podcast without plugging in.

5. No notch

The OnePlus 6 is one amongst many recent phones to get a notch, and whereas it can be hidden if you like, what we’d extremely prefer for the OnePlus 6T is no notch at all.

But we don’t desire a return to huge bezels either. We’re beginning to see phones like the Vivo Nex and Oppo find X which have nearly no edge at all, and we’d like the OnePlus 6T to join them – which isn’t out of the question, given the aforesaid Oppo/OnePlus association.

6. Wireless charging

Despite having a glass back, the OnePlus 6 doesn’t support wireless charging, which looks like a significant omission for a flagship phone.

This is most likely a cost-cutting measure – and in a sense, it looks reasonable, since we doubt wireless charging is a heavily used feature – however it might be nice to have.

7. An in-screen fingerprint scanner

Along with an all-screen design, we’d like the OnePlus 6T to possess an in-screen fingerprint scanner. That method the phone could still have a scanner without it having to be awkwardly placed on the rear.

And in-screen scanners are presently an advanced novelty, and having one might help the OnePlus 6T stand out from the crowd – or at least match up to that, depending on how many phones have them by the time the OnePlus 6T launches.

The good news is that since we added this to our list OnePlus has now confirmed that the 6T will have one.