OnePlus is all prepped up to release this year’s T-update for its flagship OnePlus 6. The upcoming OnePlus 6T, which is scheduled to launch on October 30 in India, is expected to be just a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 6.
Over the last couple of weeks, OnePlus has been teasing the device through their social media channels and here’s everything we know so far about the new OnePlus 6T:
OnePlus 6T: Everything We Know So Far
The OnePlus 6T will feature a smaller Waterdrop-style notch, moving away from the large and unsightly notch on the OnePlus 6. This, in turn, means that the OnePlus 6T will feature a slightly larger display with more room for notification icons on the status bar. This change is expected to give the OnePlus 6T a more premium look and feel, compared to the OnePlus 6.
In-display Fingerprint Scanner
This is probably the biggest change we will see in the OnePlus 6T. The new under-display fingerprint scanner has been widely publicized and OnePlus will finally ditch the traditional capacitive fingerprint scanner. The under-display fingerprint scanner will have an optical sensor, embedded under the display glass in the middle of the phone.
The OnePlus 6T will also feature a 10% larger battery, which is expected to improve the battery life of the device quite significantly, especially including the optimization in OxygenOS. Instead of including the same 3,300mAh battery as the OnePlus 6, the company is reportedly including a larger 3,700mAh battery for even better battery life.
No Headphone Jack
Sadly, with the launch of the OnePlus 6T, OnePlus will join the ranks of smartphone manufacturers who’ve started removing the 3.5mm headphone jack from their flagship devices. The device won’t feature a headphone jack and users will either have to rely on wireless headphones or get the new USB Type-C Bullets from the company.
OxygenOS Based on Android 9 Pie
The OnePlus 6T will also ship with the latest edition of OxygenOS based on Android 9 Pie. The updated OS will include an updated UI and is also expected to include a couple of new features that might make their way to older devices. While the OnePlus 6 has already received the Android 9 Pie based OxygenOS update, it doesn’t include all of the UI changes that are expected to be released with the OnePlus 6T.
Improved Low-light Photography
— OnePlus (@oneplus) October 21, 2018
OnePlus has also hinted at better low-light photography with the OnePlus 6T. While the company hasn’t mentioned anything about hardware improvements, the company claimed in a blog post that the OnePlus 6T will have better photography chops and a tweet from the company also suggests that it will have better low-light imaging capabilities. Here’s a sample shared by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on Weibo, which also focuses on low-light photography:
OnePlus 6T: A Minor Upgrade
From the looks of it, the OnePlus 6T looks like a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 6 which brings with it just a couple of innovative features while sacrificing the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The company has pretty much revealed everything about the upcoming device, but we’re still quite excited to see how the company implements these subtle changes, and what’s new in OxygenOS, which has matured a lot in the past year. Stay tuned to our coverage of the OnePlus 6T to know more about the device as soon as it’s launched.