OnePlus 3T to feature a Sony IMX398 sensor, Snapdragon 821 and 6GB RAM


The OnePlus 3 has quite a lot going in its favor; it's powerful, cheap, and revered throughout the modding community for its dev-friendliness. There have been suggestions that a OnePlus 3S -- now thought to be called the OnePlus 3T -- could be on the horizon as a refresh to the popular flagship. Few details have come to light on what exactly the newer model might entail, but a new tidbit suggests that the device's main camera will utilize the Sony IMX398 sensor. 

The 16-megapixel IMX398 debuted last week with the new Oppo R9s and R9s Plus. Oppo has been waxing poetic about the shooter of its new handsets, which boasts f/1.7 aperture and dual-core autofocus. Said to be quicker and more accurate than traditional phase-detection autofocus, dual-core AF is especially attuned to capturing moving objects. 

It's been said that the OnePlus 3T (A3010) will see a bump in specs over the OnePlus 3. Given that the latter already houses a Snapdragon 820 and 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, there's not much room to manoeuver, though Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 821 seems a natural progression. 

According to the Weibo tipster with the apparent scoop on the camera, the 3T will also retain 6 gigs of RAM. The device is expected to keep the same form factor and overall design, though the internal upgrades will apparently warrant an $80 hike on the current $400 price tag

Finally, the OnePlus 3T could run Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. Work is currently in progress to bring Nougat to the OnePlus 3. but hopefully, adopters of the 3T variant won't have to play the waiting game. 

source: Weibo via Tech Updates

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