Leaked OnePlus 6T box hints at the end design and specs sheet

Leaked OnePlus 6T box hints at the end design and specs sheet
Oppo R17 Pro here may indeed be the design/specs inspiration for the OnePlus 6T

The kneejerk notch copycat reaction of Chinese phone makers is gradually being replaced by inventive ways to shrink it or dispose of it altogether by using sliding mechanisms to fit the cameras. Oppo, for instance, announced the R17 not long ago, with one of the most minimalistic, "waterdrop" style notches around, and the first phone with Corning's Gorilla Glass 6. It also released the Pro version, with the same tiny notch and in-display finger scanner, but a triple-camera setup on the back with 3D-sensing technology.

At the time, we argued that the R17 may be a harbinger of things to come with the OnePlus 6T, as OnePlus, Oppo and Vivo are under the same holding company, and even use the same conveyor belts to assemble their goods. Lo and behold, today's leak of an alleged OnePlus 6T retail box comes to confirm this prediction.

What you are seeing below is a phone with waterdrop notch and what seems to be an in-display fingerprint scanner, just like on the R17 Pro. What we have on Oppo's phone, however, is not your grandaddy's triclops camera, like on the P20 Pro, but rather the extra sensor is tasked with depth measuring time-of-flight (ToF) duties. 

Why on the rear camera? Well, the tech is different than the 3D structured light face-reading kits on the front of phones like the iPhone X or Find X. Vivo recently announced that its 3D-sensing camera is ready for mass production, and employs 300,000 sensors, 10 times the number used on structured light systems like Apple's TrueDepth Camera. ToF 3D Sensing is also smaller and is more flexible making it easier to place inside a smartphone. 

What could a ToF camera do at the back? It can help with gesture navigation, and create augmented reality (AR) experiences, like trying on new clothes in the virtual domain or rearranging the furniture. Heck, Apple is rumored to sport a 3D-sensing camera on the highest-end iPhone in 2019 as well, so the Chinese companies will come prepared.

In addition, the main 12MP lens of the R17 Pro sports a variable aperture, like on the Galaxy S9, and with exactly the same f/1.5-f/2.4 specs. Could the same kit be on the OnePlus 6T? Well, let's recap the expected specs if that is the case, as, if history is any indication, the R17 Pro may very well be the inspiration for the 6T:

  • 6.4" OLED display with waterdrop notch and 1080x2340 resolution
  • Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB RAM/128GB storage combo
  • 12MP main camera with variable f/1.5-f/2.4 aperture + 20MP secondary camera + TOF 3D stereo camera
  • 25MP front camera sensor with AI enhancements
  • A 2x1850mAh section battery with 50W Dash Charge (40% in 10 minutes)


source: Weibo

Related phones

6T
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

FEATURED VIDEO

29 Comments

1. KickRocks

Posts: 279; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Damn, this might the first 1+6 I own. Specs look good, price should be right and it dropping on T-Mobile. 1+6T or P3XL?? October should be fun

7. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Same thoughts here, might be new OnePlus customer if this is true! :)

2. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Wait a second... no iPhone fanboys commenting yet? What?

3. yalokiy

Posts: 1052; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

OP 6T is going to be an impressive device! A pity they don't make a more compact version.

6. Whitedot

Posts: 831; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I am confident this device will be suitable for one hand use.

8. yalokiy

Posts: 1052; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I have quite big hands, but not pockets. It's not comfortable to sit with a device taller than 150mm in your front jeans pocket. Adding a case makes it only worse.

17. Whitedot

Posts: 831; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Iv'e come to the same problem with my Sony XA2 Ultra it was way too big hardly getting into my pocket ( no skinny jeans either) and then I held 1+6 in my hand damn that phone seemed miniature. Now I have Sony XZ1 and the phone feels too small. Dilema hates choices.

25. yalokiy

Posts: 1052; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

XZ1 is too tall for it's relatively tiny screen. OP6 is much smaller than XA2, but my S8 is even much smaller.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Two small batteries charge faster than one

5. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

If it does have the above features similar to the r17, but with sd845, this might be the first phone that would satisfy my needs. Base 128gb, usb3.1, supervooc & under screen fingerprint & water drop notch. I'd buy it for sure

10. andrewc31394

Posts: 298; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

im thinking the base will still be 64GB with 6GB of RAM

9. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Can't wait to get it from T-Mobile in 2019. That's when they'll have it.

11. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Why not put a SD 855 in it?

12. samgsam

Posts: 149; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Because it's not released yet

15. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

oh...my bad. Unfortunately A11 still beats it, and the 855 supposedly comes close to the A11 meanwhile the A12 already coming out in a few weeks T.T

16. yalokiy

Posts: 1052; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

19. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

What? The A11 beats sd845 in Antutu? I didn't even know that. That A11 must have scored over 300k to beat sd845. That's very impressive!

20. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

not sure about antutu but gfx it does...

26. yalokiy

Posts: 1052; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

You have gfx results for SD855 to claim that?

29. sirohunter

Posts: 204; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Talking about SD 845...

13. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Because it's not available yet??

14. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Prob have to wait for the OP7...

18. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

So 7nm is shaping up to be a big jump for mobile socs if you plan to keep your phone for a long time.

21. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I don’t know about you, but releasing all of these Android phones is becoming boring by each release. Sony’s was last week in which came and gone. Note 9 is now irrelevant. Releasing new Android phones does nothing to strengthen each Android manufacturers portfolio, but take away each other’s marketshare pie. Profits are a trocious as they don’t understand how to use Apple’s services strategy to KEEP loyal customers and continue to make them happy within the ecosystem. Android manufacturers do not realize that releasing just “a phone” doesn’t make long term sense.

22. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

so you're saying we should have overpriced phones locked in an ecosystem instead of competition which suits the consumers? How is the Note 9 irrelevant? Apple is doing 0 innovation, selling overpriced tech in a locked system where you can't even share a goddamn file via bluetooth with other users, where charging a phone takes 3 hours and the battery barely lasts a day. I'm a happy OP user and enjoying the freedom that the phone gives me, really don't get your message. I don't care about the marketshare pie, just want to see healthy competition which drives the prices down and is good for consumers, exactly the opposite of what Apple is doing.

27. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Again your definition of "overpriced phones locked in an ecosystem" is your definition of Apple's view and value proposition not everyone else's. Consumers are willing to spend their money on anything that makes them satisfied. Last I checked the Note 9 512GB model is the most expensive phone to date. The Note 9 was announced a few weeks ago and every carrier has tons availability even with BOGO offers. Still tons of inventory and availability. That's your idea of successful launch. " Apple is doing 0 innovation, selling overpriced tech in a locked system" This is such a blanket statement that does not signify Apple at all. iOS is itself is innovation. Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, Huawei, etc...are living off of Google's OS. Get that right...Google's OS (Android) that was created by Google. Every Android vendor is leveraging Google's OS (Android) to spin off their idea of innovation. Apple on the hand, created their own OS and built their own ecosystem. I use AirDrop as much as I can to share files and photos all the time. It uses Buetooth technology. Last I checked...My iPhone 7 Plus takes only 1hr 30min to charge and I get a full days charge. Well competition isn't going to create lower prices in today's market. You are living in a smartphone world 10 years ago. The average high end smartphone is $700-$800. Look at what Samsung is doing with the S9 and Note 9. It's not just Apple... If you are too cheap to spend money and see no valueon a good phone, then stay with the $0 down/free phones. If you are willing to spend the money enjoy where the prices are at.

28. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2253; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Again your definition of "overpriced phones locked in an ecosystem" is your definition of Apple's view and not everyone else's. Consumers are willing to spend their money on anything that makes them satisfied. Last I checked the Note 9 512GB model is the most expensive phone to date. The Note 9 was announced a few weeks ago and every carrier has tons availability even with BOGO offers. Still tons of inventory and availability. That's your idea of successful launch. " Apple is doing 0 innovation, selling overpriced tech in a locked system" This is such a blanket statement that does not signify Apple at all. iOS is itself is innovation. Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, Huawei, etc...are living off of Google's OS. Get that right...Google's OS (Android) that was created by Google. Every Android vendor is leveraging Google's OS (Android) to spin off their idea of innovation. Apple on the hand, created their own OS and built their own ecosystem. I use AirDrop as much as I can to share files and photos all the time. It uses Buetooth technology. Last I checked...My iPhone 7 Plus takes only 1hr 30min to charge and I get a full days charge. Well competition isn't going to create lower prices in today's market. You are living in a smartphone world 10 years ago. The average high end smartphone is $700-$800. Look at what Samsung is doing with the S9 and Note 9. It's not just Apple... If you are too cheap to spend money and see no valueon a good phone, then stay with the $0 down/free phones. If you are willing to spend the money enjoy where the prices are at.

23. CEDEOTB

Posts: 443; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

SO MUCH WANT!

24. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Does this have a headphone jack

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.