OnePlus 3T announcement seemingly confirmed by Qualcomm

OnePlus 3T announcement seemingly confirmed by Qualcomm
Qualcomm just revealed that a new OnePlus device "is on the way." The company doesn't really say what this upcoming device is all about, but it mentions that it's powered by its high-end Snapdragon 821 processor. Most probably, this means Qualcomm is talking about the OnePlus 3T, a smartphone that's expected to be officially announced next week, on November 14.

Current rumors have it that the OnePlus 3T won't be too different from the OnePlus 3 (available to buy around the world since June). The handset will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, while the Snapdragon 821 processor should allow it to be slightly more powerful than the old model (which uses a Snapdragon 820 chipset). It's not clear what other notable novelties the upcoming phone may bring, as it seems that the rest of its features have remained largely unchanged, including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of non-expandable storage space, and a 3000 mAh battery.

While the OnePlus 3 currently costs $399, the OnePlus 3T could be sold for $479. Like each and every other smartphone made by OnePlus, the new model will almost certainly be sold unlocked in the US and other markets. Interested?


source: Qualcomm (Twitter)

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17 Comments

1. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Xiaomi mi5s+ with SD 821 is a solid performer faster than the iPhone 7 which is only faster launching games one plus 3 could be better performing than Xiaomi mi5s+

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Xiaomi mi5s+ with SD 821 is a solid performer faster than the iPhone 7 which is only faster launching games one plus 3 could be better performing than Xiaomi mi5s+" Look up the definition of "faster" please.

13. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I don't say this an iPhone user but simply as a smartphone user, No android phone is currently faster than the 6s so how could one be faster than the 7?

15. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

not sure about the icrap7, but OP3 is marginally faster than Mi5s Plus, Axon 7, Le Pro 3 and Zenfone 3 Deluxe when it comes to booting up, loading games and launching applications. waiting to get my hands on Pixel XL for another round of comparison.

17. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I wish that were true, but it's not. Whatever source you got that from I can assure you is wrong, or you've interpreted it wrong.

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2363; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I would hope that they would throw in something besides a switch in processor from the 820 to the 821, as the performance difference is only about 10% (5% difference to the GPU) which is not enough I think for those to experience a difference in the real world outside of benchmarks. At least it is of my opinion it wouldn't be worth an extra $80 just for a processor upgrade.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Maybe they have some tricks up their sleeves. Let's wait and see.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I would agree as well. Maybe some new software features or some new accessories already bundled with it. $80 more for a 10% increase in the performance alone is not enough for a $80 jump.

8. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Maybe if they put in a bigger battery (4000mah+) it would be. The original OnePlus One had better battery than the OP3.

9. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

4000 battery would be better. I agree.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They could clock 821 the same as 820 for extra efficiency but yea not worth extra money.

11. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

PA is slow to get additional details. Many sites are saying there might be an LCD screen instead, as there is a shortage of AMOLED panels, a 10% bump in battery capacity, the use of the newer "dual-core" focusing 16MP IMX398, and Android Nougat out of the box. Worth the price hike, if I must say so.

14. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Most of the people buying OnePlus 3 because of fast charging In real life there won't be any speed difference 80$ price hike will be justified

4. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't see a need for an upgrade. The performance gain from the 821 will be marginal at best. Just release Android 7.0 on the OnePlus 3.

5. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Maybe they'll go 2k, or bigger. I hope like hell it isn't curved edges

16. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

They must be missing something as SD821 is not enough to warrant a new device.

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