OnePlus hasn’t kept it a secret that its next phone is fast approaching. But surprisingly, there’s been little in the way of full-on leaks of the phone — at least until now. WinFuture published leaked images today of what looks to be the phone in glossy and matte black finishes (the glossy version shown above).
The real highlight of the design is the 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 tinier notch, really just drooping down to wrap around the front-facing camera. It’s about as minimal as you can get with a cutout.
The design is no surprise — it looks almost identical to a phone Oppo put out in August. Oppo and OnePlus share the same parent company, and OnePlus has regularly recycled Oppo’s designs but altered the branding, software, and specs in ways that make the phones appeal outside China, India, and other markets usually targeted by Oppo.
There haven’t been many purported spec leaks just yet, so we don’t know a ton about the device beyond what it looks like — presumably it’ll have a Snapdragon 845 and at least 6GB of RAM, like the OnePlus 6 — though OnePlus has confirmed a few key changes: the phone won’t have a headphone jack, which is too bad (but might be mitigated by some super cheap earbuds). But it might have a bigger battery because of it, and OnePlus has also confirmed that the phone will include an in-display fingerprint sensor, which explains why we don’t see one here on the rear of the device.
The phone should launch with Android Pie as well, since the OnePlus 6 has already been updated. And there are rumors the phone could be sold by T-Mobile, which would mark the company’s first direct carrier support in the US and could be a big boost for sales and attention. The company is planning to price it around $550, just a bit more than the OnePlus 6.
As for when it’ll come out, it’s not entirely clear yet. One sketchy rumor pointed to a mid-October announcement, which would be a month ahead of when the OnePlus 5T was announced last year.
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